Better Business Bureau Report for
Gilda's Club Louisville

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Gilda's Club Louisville
Address: 633 Baxter Avenue
  Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502-583-0075
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Gilda’s Club Louisville provides social and emotional support to families (all sizes, types, religions, races, and socio-economic levels) living with cancer in our community. There is a growing body of clear and consistent evidence that illustrates psycho-social support improves not only quality of life but health outcomes as well. Gilda’s Club provides this essential complement to medical care.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Gilda's Club Louisville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Since opening in 2007, Gilda’s Club Louisville has served 7,500 people living with 55 different types of cancer. One quarter of those are children. The more than 100 free program offerings provided each month include support groups facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, healthy lifestyle programs, workshops and lectures and social events.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Gilda's Club Louisville's program expenses were:

Program services 1,344,831
Total Program Expenses: $1,344,831
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Chief Executive : Karen Morrison, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Howard Vogt
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President/Owner - Rodes for Him and Her

Board Size: 22

Paid Staff Size: 16

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing.
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,779,158, 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 Gilda's Club Louisville's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below include $8,313,556 unrestricted net assets, $192,000 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $404,411 in permanently restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $4,989,706 in undesignated assets, $3,098,628 in board designated assets for endowment, and $225,222 in board designated assets for building reserve.

Total assets as reported include $5,515,780 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 1,603,178
Special events, net 805,141
Investment income 366,394
Foundation grants 310,203
In-kind contributions 60,636
Total Income $3,145,552


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $3,145,552
Program expenses $1,344,831
Fund raising expenses 193,481
Administrative expenses 170,254
Total expenses $1,708,566
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,436,986
Beginning net assets 7,472,981
Ending net assets 8,909,967
Total liabilities 2,793,258
Total assets $11,703,225

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