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Organization DBA --
Former Names Gordon College and Gordon Divinity School (1970)
Gordon College of Theology and Missions (1961)
Gordon Missionary Training School (1921)
Boston Missionary Training School (1895)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide.

Mission Statement

Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $57,434,747.00
Projected Expense $59,340,592.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 1. Undergraduate Education
  • 2. Graduate Education: Education and Music Education
  • 3. Science at Gordon
  • 4. Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide.

Background Statement

Gordon was founded in Boston in 1889 as the Boston Missionary Training Institute. The first class included men, women and students of color committed to Christian service across the globe. Chief among the founders, and the first president, was the Reverend Dr. Adoniram Judson Gordon, a prominent Boston pastor whose name was adopted by the school after his death in 1895.

Gordon grew into a liberal arts college with a postgraduate seminary and moved to its present campus in 1955. In 1970, the divinity school merged with the Conwell School of Theology from Philadelphia to form the new and separate Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. Barrington College in Rhode Island merged with Gordon in 1985, adding depth to the College’s faculty, curriculum and student body. In 1996, Gordon College began a graduate program in education and in 2003 added a master’s program in music education.

Over the past ten years, Gordon has significantly expanded facilities on its 420 acre campus, adding nine new buildings including the Bennett Athletic and Recreation Center, the Brigham Athletic Complex (sports fields), four new residence halls, Phillips Music Center and the Barrington Center for the Fine Arts. The most recent building project, the 79,000 square foot Ken Olsen Science Center, was open for classes in the fall of 2008, and is in its final stages of lab renovation and completion in the 2013-2014 academic year.


Impact Statement

Gordon College has made significant strides in the past five years in pursuit of its priorities, which include plans to:
  • Proclaim mission and engage partners
  • Increase excellence of educational programs, especially in the sciences
  • Enhance financial foundations
  • Innovate new programs

To this end, we have:

- Enrolled the largest classes in Gordon history for the past three consecutive years

- Established the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership to promote students' innovation, social enterprise and creativity. 

- Received substantial grant awards to host a lecture series on science and faith

- Established the Gordon Global Internships to provide students with significant cross-cultural experiences to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities in a changing global environment.

- Established new international seminars and programs in Austria, Guatemala, Honduras and many more.

 In the next five years, we hope to make strides in our science programs, including increasing the percentage of students graduating with degrees in the sciences to a minimum of 20%. Our goal is to integrate our efforts in the sciences in collaboration with the bio-medical industry on the North Shore, and the Boston regional medical research and service centers of the Boston area. In support of these goals we have established the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center to provide leadership for the development of industry-faculty research collaborations, expanded facilities, and are investing in internships that link our students to these industries and experiences.

Needs Statement

To continue to fulfill our mission and pursue the priorities laid out the strategic plan, Gordon seeks to:
  • Maintain excellent liberal arts education with innovative teaching and alertness to interdisciplinary frontiers. 
  • Bolster student ambitions in social entrepreneurship and vocation.
  • Nurture and sustain commitment to the sciences.
  • Expand and leverage role as global education leader. 
  • Affirm and expand Gordon’s leadership role as a place of innovation and courage in the arts.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

INTERNATIONAL
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
NORTHEAST REGION, MA
NATIONAL
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Organization Categories

  1. Education - Undergraduate Colleges
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

1. Undergraduate Education

Gordon College is one of the nation's premier Christian colleges and located just north of Boston. We offer students extraordinary access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Gordon stands apart from other outstanding institutions in New England by combining an exceptional education with an informed Christian faith.
 
Our undergraduate program offers 38 majors and 42 concentrations across the major academic divisions, awarding Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Music degrees to students who complete our program.
Major programs include: 
Accounting
Art
Biblical Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Ministries
Communication Arts
Computer Science
Economics
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education, Elementary Art Education
Middle School Education
Secondary Education
English Language and Literature
Finance
French
German
History
International Affairs
Kinesiology
 Combined Languages
Linguistics
Mathematics
Music (B.A.)
Music Performance (B.M.)
Music Education (B.M.)
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sociology
Social Work
Spanish
Theater Arts
 
Our Music, Education and Social Work programs are all accredited by their respective national associations.
 
Gordon offers honors programs in leadership and vocation, the great books and the history of Christian thought, and much more. 
 
For more information about our programs, please visit: http://www.gordon.edu/majors
Budget  .
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  We are dedicated to growing our undergraduate student population in the next several years, improving facilities for the study of the liberal arts and sciences, and continuing to add majors, minors and concentrations to the undergraduate curriculum.
Program Long-Term Success  Our program's long term success is seen in the fulfillment of our mission statement: Gordon College strives to graduate young men and women distinguished by Christian character and intellectual maturity, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
Gordon graduates go on to pursue and achieve a variety of career goals. Their success as professionals and in post-graduate study proves the effectiveness of Gordon's programs as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.
 
Graduates have gone on to make a significant and diverse impact in organizations across the globe, as well as research facilities and graduate programs. Here are a few where we've made quite an impact:
  • Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)
  • CURE International
  • Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO)
  • Raytheon Corporation
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Fulbright Assistantship for teaching--Germany
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston College
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Notre Dame

For a complete list, please visit: http://www.gordon.edu/whoweare


2. Graduate Education: Education and Music Education

Graduate Education:

Our programs include master's degrees, licensure-only, and PDP options in areas like reading, moderate disabilities, and educational leadership, plus many others. The Gordon team is committed to providing you with the personal attention you need to meet your goals and to prepare for the next phase of your career.

Concentration Areas:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Middle School Education
  • Montessori Education
  • Moderate Disabilities
  • Reading
  • Secondary Education

Read more: http://www.gordon.edu/graduate/education

Music Education:

The Graduate Music Education Program at Gordon is committed to one enduring purpose:

Transformative Teaching and Learning with a Personal Approach 

Options include a Master's in Music Education, Licensure-Only options, and certifications and workshops.

Read more: http://www.gordon.edu/gradmusic
Budget  .
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Adults College Aged (18-26 years)
Program Short-Term Success  .
Program Long-Term Success  .
Program Success Monitored By  Dr. Janet Arndt and Dr. Sandra Doneski direct the programs in graduate education and music education, respectively.
Examples of Program Success 

"As a result of the Gordon graduate education program, I enter my classroom confident in my understanding of current theory and practice in reading, empowered to improve my literacy instruction, and knowledgeable of the individual needs of my students.” - Elizabeth Bregou, M.A.T. Reading

 

"My approach to teaching even my youngest students to sing confidently has been transformed by what I learned from the graduate faculty at Gordon." - Christine Servilio, General Music Teacher and Chorus Director K-5th Grade, Belmont, MA M.M.Ed. candidate '13


3. Science at Gordon

Gordon College offers majors in biology, chemistry, kinesiology, physics, mathematics, and computer science, and offers a 3-2 engineering program with the University of Southern California. Science enrollment at Gordon has seen steady growth, increasing 33% since 2008 (from 136 to 181). Gordon College is a founding member and partner in the Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore (LSCNS), a unique organization bringing together area colleges and universities, a biotechnology incubator, and industry partners to enhance the life sciences sector on the North Shore.

Established in 2012 by Endicott College, Gordon College, Salem State University, North Shore Community College, and North Shore InnoVentures, the LSCNS came together with the following mission and goals:

  • Educate students in the life sciences, industry best practices, and next generation instrumentation.
  • Expand opportunities for internships and employment of graduates.
  • Provide additional training for incumbent workers in the region.
  • Improve the instrumentation at non-profit institutions for training and use by new companies, and promote collaborative efforts between industry and academia.
Budget  $0.00
Category  Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
In Year 1, Gordon College and the LSCNS will see completion of facility renovations, equipment integration, and continued LSCNS focus on curriculum development (based on Advisory Board feedback) and internships.
 
Within 5 years, further impacts in workforce training and industry growth will be observed. Continued LSCNS collaboration and Advisory Board input will result in 10 courses impacted/institution minimally, 5-7 new specialty courses total with industry lecturers, and enhanced research opportunities for students and faculty. 
 
Optimization of the transfer process from NSCC to other institutions and course cross- registration within LSCNS will occur. We project an increase in number (from 50/year to 80/year by year 5) and quality (evaluated by an employer survey-based metric) of internships.  
Program Long-Term Success 

Long term, the work of the LSCNS will produce 650-700 highly- trained graduates for the life sciences workforce.

Members of the LSCNS plan to pursue additional funding for more equipment and for program development, including considering a consortium-wide REU application with the National Science Foundation. 
 
At Gordon specifically, we aim to increase our number of STEM graduates to at least 20% of each graduating class in the next several years. We aim to integrate our efforts in the sciences in collaboration with the bio-medical industry on the North Shore, and the Boston regional medical research and service centers of the Boston area. In support of these goals we have established the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center to provide leadership for the development of industry-faculty research collaborations, expanded facilities (KOSC), and are investing in internships that link our students to these industries and experiences.
Program Success Monitored By  To measure the success of the program, both at Gordon specifically and throughout the Consortium, we will track the use of the instrumentation (industry vs. academic research vs. curricular), faculty research collaborations (academic-academic and academic-industry), and number of student researchers engaged. We will also track the enrollment in certificate and degree programs across the Consortium, number of graduates and their employment sectors and post-graduation status.
Examples of Program Success 
The LSCNS recently applied for a competitive grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, and other members of the LSCNS have received funding from the Cummings Foundation in previous years to support efforts to enhance the life sciences on the North Shore.
 
The Consortium has already established a website as a local information repository for colleges, students, and industry folks; worked out a course equivalency grid (for course transfers); collaborated on internship development, and created an industry advisory board for curricular revision.  
 
Gordon College has committed substantial institutional resources to the life sciences and will continue to do so in its partnership with the Consortium, including building renovation and completion, faculty time, and making resources available to community members outside the campus. 

4. Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness

The Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness (CBMW) offers clinical, academic and research expertise for the treatment of individuals with neurological, vestibular (inner ear) and gait and balance disorders.

The Center provides effective out-patient physical therapy services for the treatment of neurological, vestibular, and gait and balance disorders. Our team of highly qualified, licensed physical therapist use state-of-the-art equipment to perform assessments and provide treatments for your specific needs. If you’re experiencing dizziness or if you think you may have a balance or mobility problem or if you are fearful of falling talk to your physician. He or she can refer you to the Center.

Our Therapy services include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation and treatment for:
    • Neurological disabilities such as Parkinson’s and stroke
    • Dizziness / Vertigo
    • Balance and Movement Disorders
  • Fall Risk assessment and prevention

One of our missions is to serve the community by promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. Our facility allows adults age 50 and over to join as a member with the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive, initial fitness evaluation with one of our fitness staff
  • Initial equipment orientation and exercise program implementation
  • Complete access to all equipment
  • Safe and comfortable environment with knowledgeable staff always available to help
  • Periodic re-assessments to ensure progress and attainment of individual goals
  • Educational programs and events to support active and healthy aging
Personal Training available to help you reach all of your fitness goals.
Budget  .
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Elderly and/or Disabled College Aged (18-26 years)
Program Short-Term Success  The program's short term success includes an increase in the number of patients seen, the number of classes offered and the general activity of the Center on an annual basis.
Program Long-Term Success  The program's long term success includes offering new courses and expanding community engagement throughout the North Shore, both at the CBMW facility in Wenham and through classes offered in other locations.
Program Success Monitored By 

Dr. Sean Clark, chair of the department of kinesiology, serves as the research director for the CBMW and monitors the program.

Examples of Program Success 

Since January 2009, the Center has provided over 2,500 new evaluations and over 17,000 treatment visits. The fitness staff provides 150+ members with individualized exercise programs that emphasize muscular strength, aerobic conditioning, balance and flexibility. For students, the CBMW provides on-campus learning experiences and opportunities to accrue observation and work experience hours for completing graduate program prerequisites. The Center also serves as a host site for the MGH Institute of Health Professions doctorate of physical therapy year-long clinical internship program.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. D. Michael Lindsay
CEO Term Start July 2011
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

The author of two-dozen publications on religion, public life and American evangelicalism, with particular expertise in leadership, Dr. Lindsay’s research has been featured in the leading scholarly journals of three academic fields—sociology, religion and American studies. In 2006, he was named the “most promising sociologist under 35” at the World Congress of Sociology. Lindsay’s Pulitzer-nominated book, Faith in the Halls of Power, was listed in Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of 2007.

From 2006 until 2011 Lindsay was a member of the faculty at Rice University, where he directed the Program for the Study of Leadership. He was also a Rice Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Dr. Lindsay’s research has been funded through fellowships awarded by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Academy of Education and the National Science Foundation.

Lindsay graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University with Bachelor of Arts in English and Speech. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, he served as the consultant for religion and culture at The George H. Gallup International Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, where he coauthored two books with George Gallup, Jr.—Surveying the Religious Landscape: Trends in U.S. Beliefs and The Gallup Guide: Reality Check for 21st Century Churches. Lindsay holds graduate degrees in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and Wycliffe Hall at Oxford.

President Lindsay earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University, where he was named a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in 2002, a Harvey Fellow in 2003, and the Harold W. Dodds Fellow in 2004. He also received the 2003 Outstanding Teaching Award—the university’s highest award for graduate student teaching—from Princeton’s Graduate School and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni. He holds elected positions in sections of the American Sociological Association and of the American Academy of Religion.

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Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr. Michael Ahearn Vice President for Finance and Administration --
Dr. Janel Curry Provost --
Mr. Barry Loy Vice President for Student Life --
Mr. Rick Sweeney Vice President for Marketing and Strategic Communications --
Mr. Daniel Tymann Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
New England Association of Schools and Colleges 2012

Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 372
Number of Part Time Staff 203
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 8
Caucasian: 336
Hispanic/Latino: 10
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): Two or more races
Gender Female: 234
Male: 245
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Kurt A. Keilhacker
Board Chair Company Affiliation TechFund
Board Chair Term Sept 2005 - Dec 2014
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. David L. Beatty Daintree Advisors --
Mr. Tim Breene Retired Voting
Mr. David H. Cameron Retired Voting
Mr. Daniel S. Cho The Veritas Forum --
Dr. Judith M. Dean Brandeis University --
Mrs. Laura Fastie-Grapshi Community Volunteer --
Mrs. Lisa B. Forkner Community Volunteer --
Dr. Marla Frederick Harvard University Voting
Dr. John M. Gurley Gurley Eye Care Associates --
Mr. Gordon T. Hall Layer Eight Systems, Noble Drilling Corporation --
Ms. Cherie S. Harder The Trinity Forum --
Mr. Peter F. Herschend Herschend Family Entertainment --
Mr. Joseph K. Krivickas Smartbear Software, Inc. --
Mr. Raymond C. Lee Oasis Development Enterprises --
Mrs. Bronwyn E. Loring Community Volunteeer Voting
Rev. Dr. Roberto Miranda Congregación León de Judá --
Mr. Harold L. Myra Retired --
Mr. Thomas L. Phillips Retired --
Rev. Samuel A. Schreiner III Noroton Presbyterian Church --
Mr. David C. Schultz Abbotsbury Management, LLC --
Mr. Santiago D. Sedaca CARANA Corporation Voting
Mrs. Mary M. Shahian Daintree Advisors --
Mr. Aaron W. Shin Raytheon Company --
Mr. Herman J. Smith Jr. Massachusetts Superior Court --
Dr. Carrie D. Tibbles Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center --
Mr. Myron E. Ullman III J.C. Penney Voting
Mr. T. Kirk Ware Nagog Real Estate Consulting Corporation --
Mr. Bradford H. Warner Warner Family Foundation --
Mrs. Suannah Young Community Volunteer --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 20
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 9
Male: 20
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $57,434,747.00
Projected Expense $59,340,592.00
Form 990s

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2013 Gordon College Audit 2013

2012 Gordon College Audit 2011-2012

2011 Gordon College Audit 2010-2011

2010 Gordon College Audit 2009-2010

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $73,704,485 $73,912,113 $70,691,828
Total Expenses $76,616,577 $71,516,021 $67,198,666

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $407,893 $400,873 $721,450
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $407,893 $400,873 $721,450
Individual Contributions $4,608,068 $10,461,958 $11,087,429
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $67,139,676 $62,137,079 $57,232,014
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,133,874 $800,192 $1,631,676
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $414,974 $112,011 $19,259
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $66,430,558 $63,133,050 $59,137,392
Administration Expense $7,416,357 $5,988,343 $5,536,089
Fundraising Expense $2,769,662 $2,394,628 $2,525,185
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.96 1.03 1.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses 87% 88% 88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 51% 22% 21%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $116,329,594 $115,801,843 $115,869,401
Current Assets $9,642,746 $14,851,959 $9,645,057
Long-Term Liabilities $49,345,524 $50,050,779 $48,726,548
Current Liabilities $2,915,872 $3,573,487 $3,602,223
Total Net Assets $64,068,198 $62,177,577 $63,540,630

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $30,547,055.00
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 3.31 4.16 2.68

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 42% 43% 42%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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