Better Business Bureau Report for
Louisville Chorus

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2020

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Louisville Chorus
Address: 6303 Fern Valley Pass
  Louisville, KY 40228
Phone: 502-968-6300
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1987, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To enrich the spirit of the community and the lives of its citizenry by offering a wide variety of musical performances in regionally diverse venues. Special attention is given to broadening the appeal of the choral arts form for new and existing audiences.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Louisville Chorus meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Louisville Chorus, a professional chorus of auditioned singers, presents audiences with a wide repertoire ranging from choral masterworks with orchestra to pops, children/family-oriented, and Broadway. Its concerts include celebrations of Christmas, Valentine's Day, Fourth of July, and more. Louisville Chorus releases professional commercial CDs, and performs regularly with other arts agencies, including involvement with young artists. The organization also offers its own very active season of concerts, multimedia events, and outreach programs. It also performs for arts series and other events throughout Kentuckiana. Louisville Chorus was established in 1939 and boasts the expertise of Music Director Daniel Spurlock. Louisville Chorus—Enriching Life through the Power of Music!

For the fiscal year ended July 31, 2017, Louisville Chorus's program expenses were:

Program Artistic 29,975
Program General 11,478
Program Concert Marketing 10,455
Total Program Expenses: $51,908
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Chief Executive : Therese Davis, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Robert E McDowell
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President of Robert McDowell Associates (Profession: Sales & Marketing)

Board Size: 6

Paid Staff Size: 3

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing, Singer and Board expected annual contributions
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $51,727, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Louisville Chorus's internal financial statements and IRS 990-EZ for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $9,200 invested in equipment.

Source of Funds  
Fundraising Concert Events 24,798
Individual gifts 14,219
Revenue from commissioned performances and from the sale of CD's and traditional series tickets 12,814
Grants and sponsorship revenue 12,710
Total Income $64,541


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $64,541
Program expenses $51,908
Fund raising expenses 3,643
Administrative expenses 8,625
Total expenses $64,176
Income in Excess of Expenses 365
Beginning net assets (110,054)
Ending net assets (109,689)
Total liabilities 122,324
Total assets $12,635

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