Better Business Bureau Report for
Dorman Preschool Center

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

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Dorman Preschool Center
Address: 719 Burks Branch Road
  Shelbyville, KY 40066
Phone: 502-633-2760
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1964, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Dorman Preschool Center's mission is to provide a service program of early intervention, with mainstreamed learning opportunities in the least restrictive environment, to allow the child who is at risk with delays mentally, physically, emotionally or socially, to develop to their fullest potential. The agency also provides families with a support system of service collaboration that will assist with the transition to other programs and avenues of positive growth.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Dorman Preschool Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Dorman Preschool Center provides early intervention to children who are developmentally delayed or at risk of being developmentally delayed. Programs include a preschool for 3 and 4 year olds with before and after care, a preschool for toddlers with before and after care, and a First Steps play group.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, Dorman Preschool Center's program expenses were:

Program Expenses 406,927
Total Program Expenses: $406,927
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Chief Executive : Whitney Kilburn, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Ron Caughron
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Real Estate

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 13

*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 charitable gaming, direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

In addition, Dorman Preschool is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 37% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $437,227, 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 Dorman Preschool Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $220,040 unrestricted net assets and $36,078 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Source of Funds  
Program fees 159,885
Grant funds 159,683
Fundraising 159,297
Other locally generated funds 102,827
Contributions 13,420
Government support 2,000
Total Income $597,112


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 69%  Fund Raising: 27%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $597,112
Program expenses $406,927
Fund raising expenses 161,918
Administrative expenses 21,818
Total expenses $590,663
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,449
Beginning net assets 249,884
Other Changes in Net Assets (215)
Ending net assets 256,118
Total liabilities 8,095
Total assets $264,213

The BBB has determined that Dorman Preschool's fund raising expense ratio is reasonable even though the ratio exceeds the 35% ratio required by standard 9.

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