QUEST FARM INC
627 Glass Pike
Georgetown KY 40324
Contact Information
Nonprofit QUEST FARM INC
Address 627 Glass Pike
Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone (502) 535-6064 201
Fax 502 535-5295
Contact Name Spencer Wahl
Web and Social Media
Farmers bringing spring flowers
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donation checks can be mailed to 627 Glass Pike in Georgetown, Ky 40324.  We can always use in kind donations of services, furniture, office supplies, food, and educational materials.  We have unlimited volunteer opportunities for individuasl to work on the farm, do group tasks on the grounds, or interact with our clients.  Please contact Mike Riley at 502-535-6064 if you would like to volunteer.
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement

 Quest Farm believes each person should have the opportunity to reach for the stars in quest of a full and meaningful life.  Therefore, our mission is to lovingly care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing or coordinating access to personalized services that positively contribute to their quality of life.

 

Background Statement
Joe and June Richey founded Quest Farm in 1984 after sensing that the adult members of an exceptional needs Sunday School class had needs that went beyond church functions.  The goal was to create a therapeutic community environment taht offered residential supports, employment, and leisure activities to promteo a sense of dignity for each individual.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments
1. Increased financial stability
2. Improved quality of services
3. Increased quality of staff
4. Improved operations
5. Improved facilities
 
Goals
1. Expand residential program and choices for of homes for the individuals
3. Renovate current structures
4. Grow all programs and offer more personalized choices to our clients.
Needs Statement
1. Accessible staffed residence for individuals with mobility problems.  Approximate cost is $450,000.00
2. Increased space for all programs and office space
3. Increased staff training to better serve our clients
4. Necessary renovations to all current homes and farm structures
5. Scholarship possibilities for those in need of the services without the ability to pay for them.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Everything about Quest Farm is unique and innovative.  The mission reaches the individuals that we serve and the community at large by assisting adults with developmental disabilities to realize their dreams and live in a semi-independent setting that they call home.  The adult day training program is incredible as a way to marry hard work with creativity and the ability to meet individual needs.  Quest is a beautiful physical environment that offers amazing views and wide open spaces in order to foster a sense of independence and not restriction.  When people visit Quest Farm they observe how happy the individuals are and what a true blessing it is to the community.
Board Chair Statement  

My service on the Board of Directors of Quest Farm is one of my most fulfilling accomplishments. My path to serving on the Board starts with admiration for the founders of Quest Farm, Joe and June Richey. I admire how they answered a profound need to serve adults with developmental disabilities within the community over 25 years ago. Through determination, hard work and the generosity of many supporters whose gifts of all sizes made a profound impact, Quest Farm became a reality that has become the home to 18 residents and additional participants in day activities. After returning to Kentucky after working out of state for 10 years, I was asked to serve on the Board. I am now in my sixth year (which, due to our bylaws, will be my last), during which I have served as chair of the personnel committee, vice-president, and, currently, president.

 

Our greatest challenge and success was managing the succession of Joe Richey when he choose to retire. With no institutional experience in Executive Director succession, this process was daunting to the Board. As the then current chair of the personnel committee, I was the Board’s lead in managing the entire process. We were able to implement an effective recruitment strategy, seek and interview candidates and we ultimately recruited Lara Ingram as our Executive Director and she has provided us with outstanding direction and planning. Lara's husband was transferred to North Carolina in 2013, and we began the search process again for an energetic and knowledgeable leader for Quest Farm. We were pleased to add Spencer Wahl as the new Executive Director in July 2013. He had brought an a fresh new perspective to the organization, which is clearly reflected in our daily work, new programs and growth. 

 

The Board practices good governance. It is an entirely independent board that is self-sustaining. Each monthly board meeting includes review and discussion of the agency’s financials. Each month Spencer prepares a summary report for the board and makes a presentation and answers any questions from the board. Each board member serves on one or more of seven standing committees and may serve on additional ad hoc committees. The board frequently convenes in executive session to review and discuss Executive Director performance. These governance practices have resulted in an organization that is very robust and well managed. 

 

Quest Farm also works with all our stakeholders. These include the families and guardians of our residents and participants, various regulatory agencies, the local community, and broader community of those who serve the needs of those with developmental disabilities. We are proud to be a member of the Scott County, Kentucky community and give back to the community by performing community service, selling items grown or made by our residents and participants in the community and having events open to the public.

 

Each member of the Board demonstrates a high commitment to the success and future of Quest Farm. In addition to their service on the Board and committees, members of the Board organize and staff events and fundraising activities, seek out the involvement and support of other members of the community, and recruit future members of the Board. 

 

Your support of Quest Farm will make a direct impact on the lives of our residents and participants and we welcome support for programs and capital needs. We are a focused organization possessing a committed Board, a wonderful and committed staff and gifted Executive Director. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how your support can make a difference at Quest Farm.

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Independent Housing for People With Disabilities
Tertiary Organization Category Employment / Vocational Counseling/ Guidance/Testing
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Quest Farm is located in Georgetown, Kentucky 40324, which is a town located about 15 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky.  We accept and serve individuals from anywhere in the Commonwealth.  We serve individuals local to Georgetown and from many other surrounding counties in Central Kentucky.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Bill Jones
Company Affiliation Community Member
Term July 2014 to June 2015
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Ted Bebbe RetiredVoting
Ms. Susan Bell Georgetown CollegeVoting
Ms. Peggy Blanton RetiredVoting
Mr. Robert Cornett AttorneyVoting
Mr. David Cox Toyota Motor Manufacturing KentuckyVoting
Mr. Peter deCastro RetiredVoting
Mr. Darin Dillow retiredVoting
Ms. Jacque Hukill RetiredVoting
Mr. Bill Jones RetiredVoting
Dr. Sheila Klopfer Georgetown CollegeVoting
Ms. Kathy Marshall Kentucky State GovernmentVoting
Ms. Lynn Mayo Financial PlannerVoting
Mr. Dale Polley Polycraft ToolVoting
Mr. Jonathan Sands-Wise Georgetown CollegeVoting
Ms. Michelle Simon Scott County Extension OfficeVoting
Mr. Bill Strohm retiredVoting
Mr. Robert Trent PhysicianVoting
Mrs. Teri Ward Lexington Catholic DioceseVoting
Ms. Lynne Wolfe AttorneyVoting
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 9
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Board Development / Board Orientation
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Spencer Wahl
Term Start July 2013
Email swahl@questfarmky.org
Staff
Full Time Staff 17
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 25
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 65%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 27
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 15
Unspecified 0
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
Description
We offer Residential services, Adult Day Training, Respite, Supported Employment, and Community Living Supports.
Budget 1,000,000
Category
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments
We face the challenge of continuing to grow and adjust our programming and agency mission in order to meet the ever changing needs of our clients.  We strive to stay current with trends in our field and attempt to expand our programming in order to offer a menu of services available to help an individual be successful.  We also face the challenge of locating and maintaining funding sources and volunteers to assist with the mission.  We have so many opportunities to impact the lives of adults with developmental disabilities that you could not list them all.  Each day we start the day with the intention of supporting each individual to meet their goals and to grow.  The staff and greater community have the pleasure of learning from our clients each day how to be a better person and how to work hard to achieve goals.  This agency has an amazing mission, staff, board, clients, and community support and the opportunities are limitless.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2012
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
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 $1,383,500.00
Projected Expenses $1,362,926.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Revenue$1,392,502$1,183,542$230,462
Total Expenses$1,269,456$1,195,058$233,772
Revenue Less Expenses$123,046($11,516)($3,310)
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 Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$6,170
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0--$6,170
Individual Contributions$63,171$66,852--
$0----
$1,304,743$1,095,982$219,191
Investment Income, Net of Losses$9,587$7,474$1,147
Membership Dues$0----
Special Events$8,345$3,978--
Revenue In-Kind$0----
Other$6,656$9,256$3,954
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$1,252,270$1,179,778$229,218
Administration Expense$13,749$12,224$3,643
Fundraising Expense$3,437$3,056$911
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.100.990.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%99%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%4%15%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$861,520$721,479$723,451
Current Assets$371,859$239,864$250,343
Long-Term Liabilities$68,561$74,182$79,452
Current Liabilities$5$968$330
Total Net Assets$792,954$646,329$643,669
Form 990s
2014 Form 990
2013 Form 990
2012 990 2012
2011 990
2010 990
2009 990
2008 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
Quest Farm has very stable finances and has been in business for 26 years, most of those years without accepting any state funding.  We have a strong donor base and extensive community involvement.
Address 627 Glass Pike
Georgetown, KY 40324
Primary Phone 502 535-6064 201
Contact Email info@questfarmky.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Spencer Wahl
Board Chair Mr. Bill Jones
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Member