Better Business Bureau Report for
Jewish Community of Louisville

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Jewish Community of Louisville
Address: 3600 Dutchmans Lane
  Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-459-0660
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Jewish Community Center
Jewish Community Federation

Year, State Incorporated: 1890, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Jewish Community of Louisville is Jewish in purpose, community-wide in scope, and a center of cultural, educational, recreational and social activities. The Jewish Community of Louisville is committed to: --maintaining and enriching Jewish identify --enhancing personal, social, and physical development --developing democratic values and leadership ability, and --developing participation in and contribution to the welfare of the total community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Jewish Community of Louisville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Jewish Community of Louisville offers programs, activities and facilities for every age--infant through senior adult. Programs and activities include but are not limited to: Physical facilities available are swimming pools (indoor & out), workout facilities racquetball, softball and 2 gyms --Early Child Care --Pre-School --Children’s Camps --B'nai Brith Youth Organization groups for pre-teens and teens --Fitness classes, personal training and exercise equipment --Aquatics (lap-pool, swim teams, diving, swim lessons, etc…) --Cultural Arts --Teen and adult lounges with games and computers --School's Out Days --CenterStage Productions -- Jewish Film Festival, dance classes, art classes and art exhibits --Israel Independence Day celebrations --Jewish Library --Senior Adult lunches, trips, cultural and educational programs --Kosher outdoor café service

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Jewish Community of Louisville's program expenses were:

Program services 5,703,254
Allocations and grants 911,423
Total Program Expenses: $6,614,677
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Chief Executive : Sara Wagner, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Jay Klempner
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: businessman

Board Size: 20

Paid Staff Size: 200

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, planned giving arrangements, and memberships.

In addition, Jewish Community of Louisville is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,410,415, 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 Jewish Community of Louisville's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending fund balances as reported below include $5,786,545 in unrestricted funds and $13,554,382 in restricted funds.

Total assets as reported below include $5,445,054 in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Gifts, Grants & Bequests 2,393,074
Program Service Income 2,122,222
Pledge Income 1,898,634
Membership Dues & Fees 1,826,217
Interest & Dividends 422,962
Special Events 118,707
Misc. 115,247
Gain on sale of assets 114,519
Community Newspaper 77,438
Rental Income 9,723
Total Income $9,098,743


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 66%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 7%  Other Expenses: 24%

Total income $9,098,743
Program expenses $6,614,677
Fund raising expenses 281,616
Administrative expenses 747,466
Other Expenses 2,451,794
Total expenses $10,095,553
Expenses in Excess of Income (996,810)
Beginning net assets 20,816,961
Other Changes in Net Assets (479,224)
Ending net assets 19,340,927
Total liabilities 12,027,027
Total assets $31,367,954

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