Better Business Bureau Report for
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2017

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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:
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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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Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana advocates for all girls and helps them build character and gain skills for success in life. In partnership with committed adults and communities, the organization inspires girls to develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. The council serves over 14,000 girls and nearly 5,500 adult volunteers and members throughout 54 counties in western Kentucky and 10 counties in southern Indiana. The organization's program features girl-led activities that are age-appropriate and incorporate learning by doing in a cooperative atmosphere. Because all girls are different, Girl Scouts offers multiple Pathways for girls to participate. • Troop – Groups of girls participate in exciting activities, earn awards and badges, go on field trips, and learn from community leaders and experts throughout the school year. • Series – Girls come together for a defined period of time to explore specific topics that help guide them through this critical period of personal development. • Camp – Girls build their self-confidence by taking on outdoor challenges and learning what nature has to offer. • Events – Girls attend activities and events hosted by the Council. • Travel – Girls can expand their horizons and learn to think on a global scale. • Virtual – Girls can connect to others online and experience Girl Scouts no matter where they live. Girl Scouts is the only program dedicated to promoting leadership among girls ages 5-17. We work with local agencies to bring collaborative programming to the community, and with local businesses and educational institutions to introduce girls to the broad range of resources around them. Our commitment to measurable outcomes and diversity are unparalleled in the field of youth development.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana's program expenses were:

Girl Scouting 4,180,614
Total Program Expenses: $4,180,614
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Chief Executive : Lora L. Tucker, Chief Executive Officer

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

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 62

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, and planned giving arrangements.
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,285,413, 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 Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $10,569,352 in unrestricted net assets , $956,530 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $3,192,511 in permanently restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $3,664,497 in unrestricted net assets, $387,263 in Board designated assets, and $6,517,592 in land, buildings, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Program-related revenue 3,663,888
Contributions/bequests/grants 571,433
Camping and program fees 403,641
Change in value of perpetual trusts 289,666
Investment income 247,781
Miscellaneous 184,992
Sale of merchandise 172,430
Unrealized gains 149,163
Special events 50,092
Total Income $5,733,086


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $5,733,086
Program expenses $4,180,614
Fund raising expenses 448,780
Administrative expenses 759,948
Total expenses $5,389,342
Income in Excess of Expenses 343,744
Beginning net assets 14,374,649
Ending net assets 14,718,393
Total liabilities 3,665,810
Total assets $18,384,203

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