446 East High St
Suite 130
Lexington KY 40507
Contact Information
Address 446 East High St
Suite 130
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone (513) 549-2560
Contact Name Heidi Guckenberger
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2008
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations to our scholarship fund are always welcome!! We also need healthy snacks for our teams and our 5K and office/coaching supplies. We have many volunteer needs including our 5K committee, coaching and race day help! 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
Girls on the Run helps prepare and educate 3rd - 8th grade girls for a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 
Background Statement
Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization started by Molly Barker in Charlotte, NC in 1996. Since it's inception it has grown to over 200 councils in the United States serving over 200,000 girls each year.
Girls on the Run Central Kentucky was founded in 2009 by a small group of women in Lexington who felt the need for this program. The program started at two schools with 20 girls. Since the first season we have seen tremendous growth. The 2018 season ended with over 1,400 participants in our 5K event. We have expanded the program to include Boyle, Bourbon, Marion, Rockcastle, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Leslie, Clark, Clay, Henry, Owsley, Jackson, Woodford, Washington, Owen, Montgomery, Harrison and Scott counties in addition to Fayette county.
Impact Statement
2018 Accomplishments:
  • Over 1,400 girls participated in the fall and spring 2018 season. We expect this number to continue to grow each season. 
  • Provided over 52% of the girls participating in GOTR with a full or partial scholarship. Many of these girls would not have the opportunity to participate without scholarship funding.
Needs Statement
Girls on the Run continues to experience incredible growth in this area. The following items represent the most pressing areas of need for GOTR:
Funding to support the program:
  • $3,000 would provide scholarships for an entire school for one season (15 girls)
  • $2,000 would provide healthy snacks for an entire season (for all girls).
  • $750 would provide running shoes for 15 girls at a site.
  • $150 would provide a coach with all the materials for one site.
  • $65 would provide CPR/First Aid training for a coach.
  • Head coaches commit to attending all 10 weeks (twice a week) and presenting the GOTR lessons. All materials and training is provided.
  • Assistant coaches commit to attending at least one session per week. They assist the head coach with presenting the lessons.
  • Running buddies participate as often as possible and help encourage the girls as they run/walk.
  • Race running buddies attend the end of the season 5k event and run/walk with a girl.
  • Committee members for our yearly 5k event.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Girls on the Run is so much more than a running program. The interactive lessons help girls become comfortable in their own skin while interweaving a 5k training program. The 20 lesson program is split into 3 sections: celebrating ourselves, healthy relationships and serving the community. The girls plan and complete a community service project as part of the last two weeks of the program.
Board Chair Statement  GOTR Central KY has been so well received by the community in this town, that it has been easy to govern. From the beginning, there has been enthusiasm from coaches, board members, and schools which has made getting off the ground manageable. We have successfully recruited a very active Board, that until a year ago, also helped manage the local chapter. It appears that whenever we have a need, the right person steps in to help out. For example, when struggling to find a way to handle printing costs, we had wonderful support from Stout Printing, who helped us keep our costs low. The main challenge we face is the rapid growth that we are experiencing. Our Council is often contacted by schools and communities all over the state who would like to have a chapter there. We want to provide all girls the opportunity to participate in GOTR, but are cognizant of growing at a manageable rate. It's hard to wait on these opportunities, but we value providing a high quality program and plan to have wise/planned growth.
Service Categories
Tertiary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Geographic Areas Served
We currently serve Fayette, Rockcastle, Washington, Bourbon, Madison, Jessamine, Henry, Marion, Owsley, Jackson, Scott, Clay, Clark, Boyle, Woodford, Leslie, Montgomery, Owen, Harrison and Franklin County.
Board Chair
Board Chair Katherine Stone
Company Affiliation na
Term July 2018 to June 2020
Board Members
Emily BestJessamine County SchoolsVoting
Sophi ClarkeStudentNonVoting
Ms. Aimee CousoulisSelf EmployedVoting
Liz DietrichSayreVoting
Heidi GuckenbergerExecutive Council Director
Molly HoganJMI SportsVoting
Naresha HowardProgram Manager
Ms. Emily KennedyScott County SchoolsVoting
Emily MorrisLittler MendelsonVoting
Sarah NoblePhillips, Parker, Orberson & Arnett, PLCVoting
Abigail PrewittStudentNonVoting
Rachel RayDevelopment
Nancy SmithRetiredVoting
Callie SnowdenGeneral
Katherine StoneSpecial Event Coordinator
Abby StoverUKVoting
Emily WildeMorgan StanleyVoting
Alex WolfCentral BankVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 14
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 74%
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 10
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Keeana Boarman
Company Affiliation Frost Brown Todd
Term July 2016 to June 2018
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
Ms. Meriwether CarlingStudent
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Heidi Guckenberger
Term Start Feb 2010
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 250
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Description Our fall 2017 season included 49 teams over girls and over 770 participants. 
Description Our spring program will serve over 600 girls including participants from 3 new counties. 
Description Our fall program included 56 teams and 895 girls
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2013
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $240,875.00
Projected Expenses $241,129.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$14,127$20,236$18,548
Investment Income, Net of Losses$18--$13
Membership Dues------
Special Events--$1,595--
Revenue In-Kind----$7,174
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$134,918$109,585$101,217
Administration Expense$17,989$21,917$20,243
Fundraising Expense$26,984$14,611$13,496
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.831.131.33
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%75%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$210,762$241,907$223,233
Current Assets$210,762--$223,233
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$210,762$241,907$223,233
Form 990s
2016 Form 990
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 990-EZ
2012 990EZ 2012
2011 990 EZ 2011
2010 990EZ
2009 990EZ
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 446 East High St
Suite 130
Lexington, KY 40507
Primary Phone 513 549-2560
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Heidi Guckenberger
Board Chair Katherine Stone
Board Chair Company Affiliation na