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Olive Crest

 2130 East Fourth Street, Ste 200
 Santa Ana, CA 92705
[P] (714) 543-5437
[F] (714) 543-5463
www.olivecrest.org
[email protected]
Donald Verleur II
FOUNDED: 1973
INCORPORATED: 1974
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Organization DBA --
Former Names Olive Crest Treatment Centers (2009)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 95-2877102 00001

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.”®

Mission Statement

Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.”®


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $55,282,504.00
Projected Revenue $55,763,994.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Residential
  • Foster & Adoption
  • Education
  • Family Preservation
  • Community Involvement

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.”®


Background Statement

Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 100,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Our many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families we serve even after they have graduated from our programs.

Established, proven, and respected, Olive Crest serves over 3,500 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.

Our Mission: Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.”®


Impact Statement

In 2017-18, Olive Crest helped break the cycle of child abuse by:

- Providing over 770,000 safe days for at-risk children.
- Caring for over 3,500 children and families every day.
-Helping 156 Olive Crest kids to be adopted into forever families.
-Direct volunteers contributing 28,000 hours of service to Olive Crest kids and families. 
-Continuing to exceed National Program Standards 

2018-19 Goals:

§ 10% increase in Mission growth

§ 10% increase in Development/Volunteer/Marketing 

 § Exceed National Program Standards

 


Needs Statement

Today, there are more than a half million children in the foster care system.

Each year in America, over 3.5 million children are reported as abused and neglected. Of those, 905,000 are confirmed victims.

 That means that at least every 36 seconds a child is abused or neglected.

 If nothing changes in the United States between 2008 and 2020:

·        16,800 children will die from child abuse and neglect.

·        Nearly 11 million children will be confirmed as victims of abuse or neglect.

·        7.2 million children will experience foster care.

·        288,000 youth will age out of foster care, most with inadequate support to build successful adult lives.

 
 

CEO Statement

Olive Crest is proud that we have strengthened our full continuum of care while actually expanding our services to best meet the increasing needs of youth and families in the community. Our development of programs such as Safe Families for Children and our Family Resource Centers are specifically aimed at preserving families through community-based services and support. At Olive Crest, we believe that keeping families strong keeps kids safe.
 
One of Olive Crest’s core abilities has been staying true to our mission of preventing child abuse, treating and educating at-risk children, and preserving the family…One Life at a Time.® For over 40 years, our communities have relied on us to fulfill our mission with profound and effective solutions for children and families in crisis.
 
As we look toward the future, Olive Crest remains committed to transforming the lives of at-risk children through the healing power of family. To accomplish this, we have charted a course to ensure Olive Crest stays relevant, effective, and efficient in meeting the needs of our communities and those we serve. Our 10-year strategic plan, Vision 2020, will ensure Olive Crest, with your support, is best able to meet the needs of at-risk youth and families in the next decade and beyond.
 
As a partner with Olive Crest, you help break the cycle of child abuse and enable at-risk youth and families to become healthy, productive citizens in our community. I invite you to read this report with careful consideration and urge you to join us in the fight against child abuse.
 
Sincerely,
 
Donald A. Verleur II
Chief Executive Officer

Board Chair Statement

In 2010, Olive Crest leadership approved a 10-Year Strategic Plan, Vision 2020, to significantly impact the overwhelming need that at-risk children and families are facing today and into the future. Our strategy is based upon the premise that we need to have a strong organization with a connection to the community in order to have an impact on children and families. Our goal is to increase our capacity to double the number of children and families served by the year 2020.


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

  Volunteer OpportunitiesDirect service volunteer opportunities available in many of the programs we serve. Support service volunteer opportunities include auxiliary groups, Corporate involvement, office support and administrative, chaplaincy support and special events. In-kind donations.Giving OpportunitiesOnline: Make a secure donation on our website at www.olivecrest.orgDirect: Call 1.800.550.CHILD (2445) to learn how you can directly impact our many programs.Kids at Heart: Provide sustaining support through our monthly giving programBusiness Partners: Businesses that desire a positive and impactful way of transforming the lives of at-risk children.Estate and Planned Giving: Create a legacy of assets from major gifts, life income programs, and trust and estate giftsCause-related Marketing Programs: In-store Donation Programs, Flat Donation or Sponsorships; Per Unit Donations.  

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

Inland Empire, Coachella Valley, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Nevada and the Pacific Northwest

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Foster Care
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Education - Special Education

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Programs


Residential

Olive Crest began as a home that provided shelter and love to four teenage girls. Forty years later, we continue to ensure safe homes for children, offering safety, healing and permanence to youth who have suffered from abuse and neglect.
 
Our Residential program allows children, teens, and young adults to live in caring family neighborhoods appropriate for their age, gender and background. Youth are empowered to choose a positive lifestyle through services that are individual, unique and implemented with dignity.
 
Last year more than 200 youth received shelter, care and a safe place to call home through Olive Crest's Residential programs.
Budget  $7,520,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Dependent Children
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success   

At-risk children come from extremely volatile environments. Many have been deprived of basic physical and emotional needs, and haven’t been able to mature in a well-balanced way. When surrounded with positive relationships, nurturing, and acceptance these children begin to thrive.

Program Long-Term Success   

By providing a loving home and tools for success, Olive Crest helps break the cycle of child abuse and enables at-risk youth and families to become healthy, productive citizens.

Program Success Monitored By 

 

Olive Crest evaluates and monitors program participants based upon the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS). A nationally-recognized assessment, CAFAS is considered the gold standard for assessing a youth's day-to-day functioning across critical life subscales and for determining whether a youth's functioning improves over time.


Examples of Program Success 
A Life Transformed:  Ashley
 
When Ashley came to Olive Crest she was depressed, lacked self-esteem and was battling a drug addiction. She was also failing school and getting in trouble. Slowly, Ashley began to open up and talk with her staff. They helped her find hope in little things. The little things began to turn into bigger things, and soon Ashley was able to wake up each morning with a smile on her face, and could find hope without any help. Ashley recently graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She is very happy, and has set many goals for her future. While speaking at an Olive Crest event, Ashley broke down while thanking everyone for giving her a place to call home and a reason to live.

Foster & Adoption

Olive Crest acknowledges foster parents as our strongest healing agents. With our training and in-home support, Olive Crest foster families help children emerge from their pasts healthy and hopeful.
 
Olive Crest recruits, trains and certifies foster and adoptive family homes from the community to provide warm, secure and safe environments for children. Last year nearly 800 foster children were given loving homes and the opportunity to thrive through these qualified, supportive families. Since receiving our adoption licenses in 1998, Olive Crest celebrated with more than 1,760 kids who have been permanently adopted into forever families.
 
Our care includes infants, children, teenagers and children with special needs. "Olive Crest kids" and parents are provided ongoing therapy, training, and support services to ensure the best possible outcomes. The ages and stages of our children may be different, but they all desire the same thing: to have a loving, patient and committed family that cares deeply about them and can provide for their unique needs.
Budget  $9,295,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Foster Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 
At-risk children come from extremely volatile environments. Many have been deprived of basic physical and emotional needs, and haven’t been able to mature in a well-balanced way. When surrounded with positive relationships, nurturing, and acceptance these children begin to thrive.
Program Long-Term Success  By providing a loving home and tools for success, Olive Crest helps break the cycle of child abuse and enables at-risk youth and families to become healthy, productive citizens.
Program Success Monitored By  Olive Crest evaluates and monitors program participants based upon the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS). A nationally-recognized assessment, CAFAS is considered the gold standard for assessing a youth's day-to-day functioning across critical life subscales and for determining whether a youth's functioning improves over time.
Examples of Program Success 

A Life Transformed: Michael

Six-year-old Michael came to Olive Crest after suffering from abuse and neglect. Michael told his new Olive Crest family that he was very excited about Christmas as it was his first year with a tree and gifts. Michael stated that last year he got a bag of trash for Christmas because, in his prior home, “bad kids got trash.” His foster parents have reported that Michael is very sweet and he is adjusting well. They said that they adore Michael and that he was the missing puzzle piece they have been waiting for in their lives. Michael says he feels lucky for being able to live with them.


Education

Kids in crisis often fall behind academically which can hinder their ability to prepare for a successful transition into adulthood. Olive Crest has a number of programs to help youth excel in education and overcome the roadblocks they have experienced.
 
As part of our commitment to fulfilling the individual needs of our youth, Olive Crest is dedicated to ensuring every child has the opportunity to receive education and training that will help them advance both academically and in life. A personalized approach to educational goals, social development and long-term independent living skills give the children of Olive Crest a clear path towards successful futures.
Budget  $7,450,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Special Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success   

OCA meets the academic, emotional, and behavioral needs of exceptional students through individualized and innovative educational programs. This includes the mastery of basic academic skills, critical thinking skills, social skills, vocational skills, and the development of independence, mutual respect, feelings of self-worth and confidence.

Program Long-Term Success   

Growth is facilitated through human interaction between child, parent, and staff. Parents and staff are integral participants in the philosophy of the school. Learning to live and work together cooperatively and methods of solving everyday problems are important parts of the program. We believe that personal growth and love of learning should be nurtured as a lifelong process.

Program Success Monitored By   
Therapeutic intervention by team members is an ongoing process that involves:
  • Assessment of a child’s abilities
  • Planning an appropriate curriculum
  • Development and implementation of an individualized behavior plan
  • Implementation of the plan
Examples of Program Success 

A Life Transformed: Megan

When Megan came to Olive Crest she struggled with violent behavior and substance abuse. After being molested by her father as a child, it was no wonder she turned to such a destructive path. At 17, it was time for Megan to get back to school and take control of her life. With Olive Crest by her side each step of the way, Megan successfully and gratefully received her high school diploma. Still working hard, Megan plans to go onto college and hopes to work in the medical field.


Family Preservation

With family ties come love and support, even in the most challenging circumstances. Most at-risk families possess the desire and determination to overcome their situations; they just need help getting on the right path to success.
 
Olive Crest focuses on the healing power of family, striving in every case possible to keep families together. Our Family Preservation team works directly with families who are at-risk or caught in the cycle of abuse. Using innovative treatment services and community-based resources, the goal is early intervention to stop the cycle of abuse by bringing healing into the home while strengthening and stabilizing families in crisis.
 
Olive Crest provides Wraparound, Counseling, and Case Management services. 
Budget  $12,715,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Family Preservation
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

At-risk children come from extremely volatile environments. Many have been deprived of basic physical and emotional needs, and haven’t been able to mature in a well-balanced way. When surrounded with positive relationships, nurturing, and acceptance these children begin to thrive.

Program Long-Term Success  By providing a loving home and tools for success, Olive Crest helps break the cycle of child abuse and enables at-risk youth and families to become healthy, productive citizens.
Program Success Monitored By 

Olive Crest evaluates and monitors program participants based upon the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS). A nationally-recognized assessment, CAFAS is considered the gold standard for assessing a youth's day-to-day functioning across critical life subscales and for determining whether a youth's functioning improves over time.

Examples of Program Success 
A Life Transformed: Angela

Physical discipline was a regular consequence in generations of Angela’s family. As a result, although she loved her children dearly, Angela expressed her anger and frustration by hitting her children with objects such as belts, electric cords, and coathangers. Eventually the children were removed from her home and placed with relatives. When Angela began her Family Preservation program at Olive Crest she was open to participating in any services that would help get her children back. She expressed that she did not consider herself as an abusive parent and never had the intention of hurting her kids. She said she wished she could go back in time to change things but now the only thing she could do was change the future. Angela successfully completed her counseling and parenting classes. She dedicated herself to learning about appropriate parenting and eventually welcomed her two children back into a much healthier and happy home.

Community Involvement

A trustworthy role model. A stocking filled with goodies. A first overnight camping trip. These are just some of the things that make childhood special; and only a few of the examples of how Olive Crest brings joy and fulfillment to our kids through community involvement.
 
Olive Crest values and cares for children's physical, emotional, educational, relational and spiritual needs. Through our Community Involvement program, we maximize the talents and resources of volunteers to enrich the lives of our youth, helping every child grow personally through new and positive experiences.  
Budget  $4,825,000.00
Category  Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Community Service
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success  Community Involvement offers a continuum of services geared towards helping children and families by providing them with tools and resources they need to live successfully – such as mentoring, volunteerism, nutrition, and independent living skills.
Program Long-Term Success 

Community Involvement offers a continuum of services geared towards helping children and families by providing them with tools and resources they need to live successfully – such as mentoring, volunteerism, nutrition, and independent living skills.

Program Success Monitored By  Olive Crest's Annual Quality of Services Survey
Examples of Program Success 
A Life Transformed: Norma
 
Norma continually struggled with her grades. She was eventually placed on academic probation and was close to losing the funding she needed to stay in school. To help keep her on track, Norma was assigned a tutor to help her with her homework and prepare for exams. Her tutor, Emma, took Norma under her wing and helped Norma pass all of her classes. Thanks to Emma, Norma now recognizes her potential to earn better grades and the values and guidance her tutor provides.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Donald A. Verleur II
CEO Term Start Jan 1996
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Donald Verleur has been the Chief Executive Officer of Olive Crest since 1996.  Since that time, Olive Crest has expanded to three states, operating twelve offices in seven counties, and has tripled its budget through diversified program offerings.  Olive Crest is the recognized leader in the prevention of child abuse, the treatment and education of at-risk children, and the preservation of the family. 

 

Choosing to devote his life to helping at-risk youth, Donald received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Chapman University. Donald completed the certificate program in Fund Raising at the University of California Irvine.

 

Donald gained practical experience by participating in many areas at Olive Crest.  This has given him his present insight into the needs of Olive Crest and the children and families in its care.  Above all, his dedication is to the children and victims of child abuse, and to eradicating this epidemic of our society.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ed Becker Chief Financial Officer --
Sharon Dean Chief Administrative Officer

Sharon Dean is the Chief Administrative Officer of Olive Crest. She has been employed by Olive Crest since 1989 and has been responsible for overseeing Human Resources since that time. Sharon’s responsibilities include quality management in addition to recruitment, training and development, salary administration, and employee benefits for Olive Crest’s 700 plus work force. Sharon also manages the company’s workers compensation program and all labor-related legal matters.

Sharon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.

Donald A. Verleur II CEO --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Dedication Award - for enhancing the community Farmers & Merchants Bank 2013
Persons of the Year Award Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce 2013
Spirit Award - for extraordinary contribution to the community Salvation Army 2009
Outstanding Founders - National Philanthropy Day Awards Association of Fundraising Professionals 2003
Citizen of the Year Mighty Ducks and Angels Care 2002
Shining Light Award Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Agency 2002
Shirley N. Pettis Award for distinguished service to children Loma Linda University 1999
Women in Excellence Award for Social Services Girl Scouts of America 1998
Athena Award for Community Service Assistance League of Orange County 1990
Presidential Award Washington Charities 1990
Presidential Award Washington Charities 1989

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services - Accreditation 2013
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2011

Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 635
Number of Part Time Staff 100
Number of Volunteers 600
Number of Contract Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: 750
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified 750

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

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

Government Licenses

Child Placing Agency

Education

Residential Child Care

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Pike Lambeth
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lockman Foundation
Board Chair Term July 2018 - June 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Lucas Baerg -- --
Stephanie Byerly -- --
Joe Cesta -- --
Dayna A. DeVito-Fleck Alliant Employee Benefits Voting
Pike Lambeth Lockman Foundation Voting
Jeff Mathews Arden Limited Partnership Voting
William Potter MessageBroadbent --
Maurice Sanchez Baker Hostetler Voting
Tom Zeigler AlvaradoSmith Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 98%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

Olive Crest has a governing Board of Directors who are legally responsible for all activities of Olive Crest. The Board members are responsible for determining policy, approving the annual expenditures and determining the goals of the organization. Board members must demonstrate commitment to the mission and goals of Olive Crest.
 
In addition, Olive Crest has local Boards of Trustees in each of its regions: Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, The Desert, Nevada, and Washington.  The Trustees exercise their influences as the ambassadors to the community, apply their wisdom and judgment to support the mission of Olive Crest, and connect their relationships to ensure sufficient resources to fund the programs.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance
  • Program / Program Planning

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $55,763,994.00
Projected Expenses $55,282,504.00
Form 990s

2017 2016-2017 990

2016 2015-2016 990

2015 2014-2015 990

2014 2013-14 signed 990

Audit Documents

2017 Audited Financials 2016 - 2017

2016 Audited Financials 2015 - 2016

2015 Audited Financials 2014-15

2014 Audited Financials 2013-14

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $42,679,442 $37,794,395 $37,476,704
Total Expenses $43,095,392 $38,096,768 $37,535,375

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,314,033 $3,282,329 $3,965,729
Government Contributions $15,660,595 $15,325,148 $16,073,654
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $15,660,595 $15,325,148 $16,073,654
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $10,864 $17,333 $67,625
Earned Revenue $20,008,639 $15,773,295 $15,707,891
Investment Income, Net of Losses $51,804 $5,069 --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $2,675,238 $1,629,935 $1,539,061
Revenue In-Kind $1,888,999 $1,772,273 $2,100,567
Other $69,270 $-10,987 $122,744

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $34,709,757 $28,855,520 $30,444,684
Administration Expense $4,679,871 $5,718,038 $4,580,533
Fundraising Expense $3,705,764 $3,523,210 $2,510,158
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.99 0.99 1.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses 81% 76% 81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 18% 17% 12%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $20,642,981 $20,616,035 $19,116,221
Current Assets $8,956,889 $7,801,033 $8,941,507
Long-Term Liabilities $6,296,233 $6,561,734 $4,593,993
Current Liabilities $3,203,189 $2,542,889 $2,609,001
Total Net Assets $11,143,559 $11,511,412 $11,913,221

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.80 3.07 3.43

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 31% 32% 24%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
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? Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Audits, Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.