PO Box 715
Frankfort KY 40602-0715
Contact Information
Address PO Box 715
Frankfort, KY 40602 0715
Phone (502) 229 2542
Contact Name Connie Crowe
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1987
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

The Kentucky Book Fair has three key goals:

>To honor the profession of writing in the form of a one-day celebration

>To provide a format for authors to meet their reading public

>To raise money through the sale of books and donate all profits to mostly school and public libraries throughout Kentucky

Background Statement

The Book Fair is Kentucky’s premier literary event and one of the largest and oldest of its kind in the nation. It is sponsored by The State Journal, Frankfort’s daily newspaper, and co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, the University Press of Kentucky and Joseph-Beth Booksellers of Lexington. It also receives corporate, institutional, foundation and aid from a variety of citizens and businesses.

The Book Fair corporation is composed of a volunteer board of directors and officers.

The Book Fair for 12 years was held at the state library and moved in 1994 to a larger location at the Exum Building on the campus of Kentucky State University. In 2002 it moved to the Frankfort Convention Center in the heart of the capital city. The state library has hosted events that are part of

The profits are donated to mostly school and public libraries in Kentucky, which have few resources to expand collections, replace old books or fund literacy-related causes. Those contributions to date total more than $300,000.

the Book Fair and serves as its official headquarters.

Impact Statement Accomplishments:  1.  The KY Book Fair awarded $7500 in grants to public schools and public libraries in KY; 2. The KY Book Fair held its 2nd Annual Children's Day in Nov. 2012 with over 500 KY School children in attendance; 3. The KY Book Fair offered a venue for over 3,800 patrons to meet and interact with over 175 authors with a circulation of $110,000 in sales.  Goals for 2013: 1. To Raise grants awarded in 2014 based on the 2013 proceeds of the event to $10,000; 2. To increase attendance at the 3rd Annual KBF Children's Day to 1,000 KY School children; 3. To offer programming onsite at the Franklin County Senior Citizens center on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 as part of a community outreach; and 3. To create a KY Book Fair Book Club at the Senior Citizen's Center in 2013/2014.
Geographic Areas Served
Board Chair
Board Chair Carl West
Company Affiliation President
Board Members
Mr. Paul Boisvert Member at Large, Executive BoardVoting
Mr. Mike Embry Marketing ChairVoting
Mrs. Ellen Hellard Vice-PresidentVoting
Mr. Tom Midkiff TreasurerVoting
Ms. Diana Munson SecretaryVoting
Mrs. Kay Shanker Finance ChairVoting
Mr. Carl West PresidentVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 100
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 57
Female 43
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 91%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 25%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Connie Crowe
Term Start June 2002
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 150
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 100
Unspecified 0
Description The KY Book Fair will offer a variety of programming beginning on Friday, Nov. 15th, 2013 which will include the 3rd Annual Children's Day and the Librarian's Luncheon.  On Saturday, Nov, 16th, 2013 the KBF will offer (free and open to the public) programming at the arena beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.
Budget $53,000
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Apr 01, 2012
Fiscal Year End Mar 31, 2013
Projected Revenue $120,844.00
Projected Expenses $58,348.00
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$6,386$3,637$3,568
Investment Income, Net of Losses$22$133$101
Membership Dues------
Special Events$19,263$41,707$38,174
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$35,010$36,285$35,420
Administration Expense$2,634$8,612$8,554
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.681.010.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%81%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$64,319$63,505$62,925
Current Assets$64,319$63,505$62,925
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$64,319$63,505$62,925
Form 990s
2014 Form 990
2013 990 2013
2012 990 2012
2011 990 2011
2010 990 2010
2009 Form 990
2008 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address PO Box 715
Frankfort, KY 406020715
Primary Phone 502 229 2542
CEO/Executive Director Connie Crowe
Board Chair Carl West
Board Chair Company Affiliation President