230 South Martin Luther King Blvd
% Chris Skidmore
Lexington KY 40508-2603
Contact Information
Address 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd
% Chris Skidmore
Lexington, KY 40508 2603
Phone (859) 272-0219
Fax 859 2720434
Contact Name Chris Skidmore
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2005
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer You may mail a check to:
Mission Lexington
230 South Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington, KY 40508-2603
Or, you may donate using your credit card online at http://www.missionlexington.org/support.html or by calling 859-272-0219.  

To volunteer at the Dental Clinic, please call 859-519-8157.

To volunteer at the Medical Clinic, please call 859-272-0219.
Financial Summary
Mission Statement Mission Lexington is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry that provides charitable, educational, social, and community services.  We offer free medical and dental care, along with other activities and goods to Lexington families in need.
Background Statement With the vision of a community where basic human needs are met, we formed Mission Lexington in March, 2005.  Mission Lexington is dedicated to meeting the needs of our poorest neighbors.  We are committed to serving and empowering our our community's most vulnerable residents.  We value building relationships and preserving dignity.  We strive to enhance each person's whole self, treating all with love and respect.  
Impact Statement
I.  Mission Lexington made a difference last year by providing life-saving and life-giving care during 2,218 patient visits.  2012 was our 6th consecutive year of providing more patient visits than the year before.
II.  We celebrate with our patients who were able to get their jobs back because of the care they received.  When employees are sick, they can’t work.  We also had many patients at the dental clinic who lost their job because of the condition of their teeth, but after we restored their smile, they were able to get a job again.
III.  We were able to leverage relationships with pharmaceutical companies that allowed us to receive and distribute $53,667.00 worth of medications to patients who needed them. 
IV.  We finished under budget again at the end of our fiscal year.  Economic times are tight, so we tightened our belts and ended the year $14,695.00 under budget. 
Our top four goals for next year include:
I.  Strengthening Our Services and Care --
   A. Expanding the number of clinic hours so we can help more dental and medical patients
   B. Upgrading existing dental and medical equipment                    
   C. Partnering more with other nonprofit and community organizations
   E.  Establishing a Congregational Advisory Council so more our Board can become more diverse 
II.Continuing to Build on Strong Connections with the People We Serve --
   A. Deepening our relationships with our Clients, Neighbors, and Patients
   B. Combining Dental and Medical facilities in one location/neighborhood
III.Continuing to Manage Our Costs While Increasing Our Funding Streams --
   A. Creating a comprehensive Funding program where 50% of annual budget is provided by sustainable sources.
   B. Beginning to plan our 10-yr Anniversary commemorative events
IV.  Preparing for the Changes in Local Healthcare and Effects of the Affordable Care Act --
   A. Recruiting more psychiatric care providers
   B. Providing substance abuse recovery programs
   C. Providing diabetic eye clinics
Needs Statement
1.  Mission Lexington needs volunteers who are healthcare providers.  Our biggest needs are for Certified Medical Assistants, Certified Nursing Assistants, Registered Nurses, and Pharmacists.
2.  We don’t just get a dental patient out of pain, we work until they are fully restored.  It takes $12,000.00 to cover the costs of all dentures that we provide in a year. 
3.  $8,000.00 would cover the costs of all laboratory tests we must outsource during one year.  To save money we have in-house equipment for most tests, but some we must send to other labs.
4.  To perform eye examinations, we need an Ophthalmic Slit Lamp or $6,500.00 to purchase a reconditioned model.  Diabetic retinopathy presents no early warning signs without a proper exam, but with the proper equipment, early detection and timely treatment can prevent vision loss and blindness.
5.  A contribution of $2,500.00 would pay for an entire week of operating expenses.  It costs $423.45 a day to provide our patients with the primary care exams, wound dressings, psychiatric care, lab tests, medications, dental exams, x-rays, root canals, and other services they need.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
During one of my first nights working at the Medical Clinic, one of our doctors invited a patient from the waiting room, welcomed her, and introduced the patient to me.  The patient squeezed my hand, thanked me profusely and then she said something I will never forget.  She looked at her doctor, and said “This doctor saved my life.  I can never thank you enough.”  
This is the type of difference we are making in the lives of our neighbors who need it most.
The same thing can be said about the transformation that our dental clinic brings.  One of our patients recently told me, "I was born with a cleft palette and Mission Lexington made special dentures for me.  Because of Dr. Henry and the other volunteers, I now have a beautiful smile and I am able to talk to where people can actually understand what I am saying.  I can't think of any other person that has ever helped me this much in my life."   Dr. Henry has also told me of other dental patients who have had a hard time getting a job with the condition of their teeth, but after having their smile restored by Mission Lexington, they were able to obtain work.  
Our staff really strives to not just serve, but to also empower our guests.  We just received a letter from a Medical Clinic patient who wrote, “Words cannot express how deeply I was touched by your services today.  As I left to go home, tears just poured down my face.  I was so overwhelmed with emotions that I could barely walk.  Every one of you made me feel like ‘somebody’ again.  I haven’t been going to the doctor for years because we cannot afford a health insurance plan.  I was so deeply moved by your hospitality, your welcoming heart, and your warm hands.”
Above all, we want to show respect and love.  Amanda Blackmon, a University of Kentucky School of Dentistry student summed up her work as a volunteer saying, “The whole atmosphere is amazing.  I always leave Mission Lexington feeling better about the world in general.  Being able to truly impact someone's health and self-esteem is such a blessing to me.  No one can be in the Mission Lexington environment and not be changed for the better.”
I hope you will join me in supporting Mission Lexington financially.  Together, we can provide life-saving and life-enriching care for our neighbors who need it the most and can afford it the least.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Public & Societal Benefit NEC
Tertiary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Counseling
Geographic Areas Served
Fayette County
Board Chair
Board Chair Robert Shimp
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2014 to June 2015
Board Members
Rev. Mickey Anders South Elkhorn Christian ChurchExofficio
Rev. Dr. Robert G. Baker Calvary Baptist ChurchExofficio
Rev. Dr. Woody Berry Maxwell Street Presbyterian ChurchExofficio
Mrs. Carla Blanton Blanton ConsultingVoting
Dr. Bennett Boggs Ph.D.KY Legislative Research CommissionVoting
Mary Lois Brugler RNretiredVoting
Dan Carman LawyerVoting
Rev. Dr. Brian Cole Good Shepherd Episcopal ChurchExofficio
Dr. Miriam David M.D.Berea CollegeVoting
Rev. Dr. Mark Davis First Presbyterian ChurchExofficio
Mrs Barbara Ellerbrook Community VolunteerVoting
Rebekah Epps University of KentuckyVoting
Dr. Robert Henry D.M.D.University of Kentucky College of DentistryNonVoting
Laura Holsclaw Greer Co AccountantVoting
Carson Kerr LawyerVoting
Kristen Ledbetter Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. Elizabeth Leppman Ph.D.Walden UniversityVoting
Dr. Sam McGee MDMedical DirectorExofficio
Mr. Douglas L. McSwain Wyatt Tarrant and Combs
Rev. Patti Pasquarello Faith Lutheran ChurchVoting
Rev. Andy Rutrough Faith Lutheran ChurchExofficio
Dr. Robert E. Shimp Ph.D.RetiredVoting
Rev. Cynthia Snider Community VolunteerVoting
Rev. Brian Varble Calvary Baptist ChurchExofficio
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Christopher Benham Skidmore
Term Start Oct 2010
Email chris@missionlexington.org
Experience Twelve Years as Associate Director of the Kentucky Council of Churches

Master of Divinity degree from Yale University
Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Religion from Georgetown College
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 116
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Rev. Patsey E. Jacobs M.DivMar 2005 - Oct 2010
Senior Staff
Title Dental Clinic Coordinator
Title Manager
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Mission Lexington’s fully licensed and duly registered Medical Clinic (at 1393 Trent Blvd, Suite 2102) serves working, uninsured, adult residents of Fayette County with an annual income at or below $20,146.  The free Medical Clinic helps keep patients out of emergency rooms for primary care and helps working families continue to be able to make ends meet.  Staffed with volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nursing assistants, and pharmacists—the medical clinic provides free primary care, dressings, psychiatric care, lab testing such as urinalysis, pap smears, and blood tests of all kinds.
Budget 75814
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient Care/Health Care Delivery
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, At-Risk Populations, Adults
Program Short Term Success One of our patients says one of our psychiatrists literally saved her life.  
Program Long term Success We envision a community where basic human needs are met.  The Mission Lexington Medical Clinic is one small piece that overarching goal, but as long as individuals are impoverished and without health insurance in Lexington, KY-- the Mission Lexington Medical Clinic will be a primary care home for those who need it.
Program Success Monitored By We celebrate success every time a patient gets her or his diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, anxiety, under control.  We share in the joy of each patient who tests results show they are disease free, whose wounds show progress of healing, or whose medications have stabilized their chronic conditions.  We are excited when we can diagnose issues, like diabetic retinopathy early, and treat it before it causes blindness.  Every time we can schedule a patient for a visit and provide health care, it is a success story, because the need for these services is so great, and the providers of free services are so few.
Examples of Program Success The Mission Lexington Medical Clinic was able to offer 470 patient visits in 2009, provide 702 patient visits in 2010, and 782 patient visits in 2011.


The Mission Lexington Dental Clinic (located at 216 South Limestone St.) serves uninsured adults in Fayette County, Kentucky whose earnings place them at or below the $10,890/year mark. Twenty-six volunteer dentists provide free exams, radiographs, restorative work, extractions, partials, root canals, emergency dental care, complex oral surgeries, and medications such as antibiotics.


Budget 65842
Category Health Care, General/Other Dental Health Care
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Homeless
Program Short Term Success
One of our patients lost his job as a salesperson because of the condition of his teeth.  After the restorative work of the Mission Lexington Dental Clinic, he was able to regain and keep his job.  Every day we see patients in so much pain they can’t function properly at their jobs.  The Dental Clinic not only helps patients get relief from their intense pain, they work to restore their smile and confidence.
Program Long term Success We envision a community where basic human needs are met.  The Mission Lexington Dental Clinic is one small piece that overarching goal, but as long as individuals are impoverished and without dental insurance in Lexington, KY-- the Mission Lexington Dental Clinic will stay with each patient until each person is pain-free and fully restored.
Program Success Monitored By
We celebrate success every time a patient is rid of the constant pain they have endured.  We share in the joy of each patient who is no longer afraid to smile.   We can’t describe the feeling when a patient who has lived her entire life unable to speak because of a cleft palette, can now speak so that others can understand her because of the special plate our maxillofacial prosthodontist made for her.  We are excited when we can restore oral health to a patient who had been plagued by disease.  Every time we can schedule a patient for a visit and provide dental care, it is a success story, because the need for these services is so great, and the providers of free services are so few.
Examples of Program Success The Mission Lexington Dental Clinic provided 292 patient visits in 2006, provided 710 patient visits in 2007, provided 771 patent visits in 2008, provided 875 patient visits in 2009, provided 936 patient visits in 2010, and 971 patient visits in 2011.
Program Comments
CEO Comments With the troubled economy, we have seen and increased demand for our services.  We have a robust infrastructure for providing care, but to we lack the funding to be able to expand to meet the need.  With our current volunteer infrastructure and our existing facilities, we could easily expand our services to provide twice the amount of patient visits that we currently provide at our two Clinic sites, if we had funding to provide twice the number of perishable supplies, additional minor equipment and maintenance, and program staff.  
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2012
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Mission Lexington is a member of the Kentucky Free Health Clinic Association and the National Association of Free Clinics.
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2011
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2015
Projected Revenue $330,020.00
Projected Expenses $330,020.00
Endowment Value $15,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$24,961$24,961
Individual Contributions$297,007$227,010$227,010
Investment Income, Net of Losses$50$88$88
Membership Dues--$0--
Special Events--$0--
Revenue In-Kind--$0--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$198,290$177,572$177,572
Administration Expense$80,387$63,878$63,878
Fundraising Expense$500$2,293$2,293
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.121.091.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses71%73%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%1%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$99,137$64,680$64,680
Current Assets$91,737$57,480$57,480
Long-Term Liabilities--$0--
Current Liabilities$5,574$3,297$3,297
Total Net Assets$93,563$61,383$61,383
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities16.4617.4317.43
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd
% Chris Skidmore
Lexington, KY 405082603
Primary Phone 859 272-0219
CEO/Executive Director Christopher Benham Skidmore
Board Chair Robert Shimp
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired