Better Business Bureau Report for
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

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


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
Address: 2115 Lexington Road
  Louisville, KY 40206
Phone: 502-636-0900
Web Address: www.gskentuckiana.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1932, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Dedicated to girls ages 5 through 17, Girl Scouting is a youth development and education program that offers girls new experiences and opportunities to lead in a cooperative, all-girl environment. Whenever possible, activities are girl-lead and focus on hands-on experiences facilitated by professional staff and trained volunteers. The council will focus on entrepreneurship, outdoor experiences, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and life skills programming as priorities through the 2018 membership year. Entrepreneurship: The Girl Scouts Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world. By selling cookies, girls learn to set goals, manage money, engage with customers, make decisions, and the importance of business ethics. Outdoor Experiences: With seven camp properties GSK offers a year-round outdoor experience calendar with activities ranging from archery and high ropes courses to camping and geocaching. Outdoor experiences provide girls with opportunities to take on mentally and physically challenging activities. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math): GSK’s STEM programming starts by introducing girls to the career possibilities within STEM fields, then guides them through age-appropriate activities that help them apply what they’ve learned at school to fun projects that keep them interested as they get older. Life Skills: Life-skills programs are rooted in the badge-earning tradition. At every level of Girl Scouts, girls can earn badges in the areas of art, athletics, citizenship, cookies, first aid, nature, and the Girl Scout Way—a character-building study of the Girl Scout Law. The council serves nearly 12,000 girls and over 5,400 adult volunteers and members throughout 54 counties in western Kentucky and 10 counties in southern Indiana.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana's program expenses were:

  
Program Services 4,589,378
Total Program Expenses: $4,589,378
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Jacqueline Ford, Chief Executive Officer
Compensation*: 
$111,581

Chair of the Board: Vivian Blade
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive coach/consultant

Board Size: 21

Paid Staff Size: 73

Ms. Ford's salary is based on eighteen years with Girl Scouts and benchmark CEO compensation.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing.
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,228,343, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $8,926,833 in unrestricted net assets , $945,127 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $3,232,284 in permanently restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $2,255,960 in unrestricted net assets, $319,123 in Board designated assets, and $6,351,750 in land, buildings, and equipment, net.


Source of Funds  
Program-related revenue 3,586,255
Contributions/bequests/grants 613,143
Camping and program fees 348,343
Investment income 183,293
Sale of merchandise 182,780
Miscellaneous 122,082
Special events 28,945
Change in value of perpetual trusts -34,283
Unrealized gains -178,678
Total Income $4,851,880


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $4,851,880
Program expenses $4,589,378
Fund raising expenses 440,812
Administrative expenses 739,664
Total expenses $5,769,854
Expenses in Excess of Income (917,974)
Beginning net assets 14,022,218
Ending net assets 13,104,244
Total liabilities 3,412,840
Total assets $16,517,084


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