Better Business Bureau Report for
The Louisville Chorus

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2018

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Charity Contact Information

Name: The Louisville Chorus
Address: 6303 Fern Valley Pass
  Louisville, KY 40228
Phone: 502-968-6300
Web Address:
Also known as:Louisville Chorus
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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


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

For the fiscal year ended July 31, 2015, The Louisville Chorus's program expenses were:

Artistic 26,404
General 9,864
Concert Marketing 8,045
Total Program Expenses: $44,313
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Chief Executive : Therese Davis, Executive Director

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

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 3

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, corporate requests, Power2Give project campaigns, requests in concert programs
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $45,955, 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 unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Fund raising concert events 23,394
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received 22,561
Revenue from commissioned performances and from the sale of CD's and traditional series tickets 10,050
Other 3,195
Total Income $59,200


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 15%  Other Expenses: 5%

Total income $59,200
Program expenses $44,313
Fund raising expenses 2,792
Administrative expenses 9,125
Other Expenses 3,195
Total expenses $59,425
Expenses in Excess of Income (225)
Beginning net assets (109,460)
Ending net assets (109,685)
Total liabilities 119,419
Total assets $9,734

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