Better Business Bureau Report for
Learning for Life Lincoln Chapter

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Learning for Life Lincoln Chapter
Address: 12001 Sycamore Station Place
  Louisville, KY 40299
Phone: 502-361-2624
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2002, District of Columbia
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Learning for Life is to develop and deliver engaging, research based academic, character, leadership and career focused programs aligned to state and national standards that guide and enable all students to achieve their full potential.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Learning for Life Lincoln Chapter meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Learning for Life provides community based organizations and schools programming that prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and enhances their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. Successful programs have been proven through academic research, and developed by educators & community leaders FOR educators and community leaders. Learning for Life provides a framework that makes character development and career exploration fun and relevant to real-life situations through age appropriate materials, adult mentors, adventure, and interactive learning. Current Initiatives include: * Character Education, Career Awareness and Life Skills Curriculum to use in schools, after-school programs, home-school settings, and other venues (PreK – High School) * NOVA - After-school tutoring/life lessons for high-risk/high-resiliency youth * Exploring – Career exploration for high-school youth * Middle School Exploring Clubs – Career introduction/workforce ethics for middle-school youth * Champions – life skills/adventure activities for physically, mentally, behaviorally & learning challenged youth

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Learning for Life Lincoln Chapter's program expenses were:

Champions 140,374
NOVA 28,022
Exploring 22,202
Total Program Expenses: $190,598
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Chief Executive : Barry Oxley, CEO

Chair of the Board: Dr. Leon Mooneyhan
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative

Co-Chair of the Board : Kevin Etter

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: UPS

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 4

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, planned giving arrangements.

In addition, Learning for Life is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $254,258, 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 Learning for Life's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include ($688) in unrestricted net assets and $72,242 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Source of Funds  
Pledges and contributions 254,258
Activity fees 32,904
Total Income $287,162


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 71%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 19% 

Total income $287,162
Program expenses $190,598
Fund raising expenses 26,636
Administrative expenses 50,290
Total expenses $267,524
Income in Excess of Expenses 19,638
Beginning net assets 51,916
Ending net assets 71,554
Total liabilities 66,306
Total assets $137,860

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