600 W Walnut St
Danville KY 40422
Contact Information
Address 600 W Walnut St
Danville, KY 40422
Phone (859) 238-5500
Contact Name Shawn Lyons
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2004
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Other ways to give:
Mail a check made payable to Centre College to Centre College Development Office, 600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422
Call toll-free at 877-678-9822
Text CENTRE to 41444
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement Centre College's mission is to prepare students, in a close and caring community, for lives of learning, leadership, and service.
Background Statement Centre College was founded by Presbyterian leaders and officially chartered by the Kentucky Legislature on January 21, 1819. Despite early financial hardships, disputes within and outside of the Presbyterian Church, and several wars (including the occupation of Old Centre by both Confederate and Union troops during the Civil War), Centre has remained open and committed to its educational mission since its founding. Founded primarily as an institution devoted to training young men for the ministry, Centre has changed throughout its history to keep pace with the educational demands of a growing region and nation. Throughout its long history, Centre has been supported and enhanced by its alumni, who have taken positions of prominence and usefulness in a variety of fields. Centre alumni include two U.S. vice presidents, one Chief Justice of the United States, an associate justice of the Supreme Court, and at least 13 U.S. senators, 43 U.S. representatives, 11 state governors, and several moderators of the General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church. Other Centre alumni have been and are leaders in a variety of fields, including teaching, business, medicine, law, and journalism. Centre alumni are widely known as the most loyal in the nation, for years leading all of America's colleges and universities in the percentage who give financial support each year. As the College heads toward its bicentennial in 2019, it continues to thrive and grow, with enrollment now about 1,250 and the faculty numbering about 115. In 2010, the campus includes 152 acres and a total of 66 buildings. Centre College and its people have had much to be proud of and thankful for in the past: outstanding leaders who demonstrated a consistent preference for quality over quantity, generations of devoted teachers and students, and an exceptionally successful body of alumni. But equally important among these qualities is a sense of connection with the past, giving added meaning to the present and providing inspiration for this tradition to be continued in the future.
Impact Statement Top Accomplishments for 2016-2017: The Third Century Campaign, with a goal of $200 million, is now over 70% toward the goal; Centre appeared in several rankings for superior education; U.S. News Top-50 institution; Completed the fiscal year with 44% of all alumni and 33% of current parents making a gift to the College. Goals for 2017-2018: Increase alumni participation percentage to over 50% and regain the number one position in the country in this category; Continue to advance the goals and initiatives as set forth in CentreForward, Centre's current strategic plan; and, secure more funding for student scholarships and other educational programs to ensure more opportunities for our students through the Third Century Campaign.
Geographic Areas Served
Board Chair
Board Chair Mark E. Nunnelly
Company Affiliation Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board Members
Thomas R. BaekerCommonwealth Hematology - Oncology
John R. BartonBaptist Health Lexington
Benjamin J. BeatonSidley Austin LLP
William S. Bowmer IIILincoln International
Anita M. BrittonBritton Johnson PLLC
Robert T. BrockmanReynolds & Reynolds
Sheila A. BurksOFS Fitel, LLC
Rutheford B. Campbell Jr.University of Kentucky
Greg W. CaudillFarmers National Bank
Paul W. ChellgrenSnow Phipps Group, LLC
Jess CorrellFirst Southern Bancorp, Inc.
Joanne K. DuncanInez Deposit Bank
Robert L. ElliottElliott, Houlihan & Skidmore, LLP
Barbara F. EmlerRetired
Angie M. EvansLG&E and KU
Richard L. FrymireFrymire, Evans, Peyton, Teague & Cartwright
J. David GrissomMayfair Capital
Craig M. HilleJuggernaut Capital Partners
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.GWH Holdings, Inc.
Lea Stromire JohnsonMoore and Van Allen
Randal B. KellThe Mark Winkler Company
Elizabeth T. KennanRetired
Beth P. KleinKlein Family Foundation
John W. LandrumRetired
Tao LeMedsn, Inc.
Crit Blackburn LuallenRetired
Charles J. LuellenRetired
Jeffrey L. MackinInterlock Industries, Inc.
Kenneth J. MardickM3 Resources USA, LLC
Daryll W. MartinPercipient Resources, Inc.
Thomas H. MeekerRetired
Brian MeffordConnected Nation Exchange
John H. NewmanRetired
Mark E. NunnellyCommonwealth of Massachusetts
Joseph H. PattersonRetired
Peggy Purdom PattersonRetired
Lillian H. PressRetired
George W. Privett Jr.Lexington Diagnostic Center
James M. RatcliffeRetired
T. Richard RineyVentas Inc.
Eddy Roberts Jr.Retired
Nelson D. Rodes Jr.Retired
James L. Rogers IIIThe Packers of Indian River, Inc.
James D. RouseRouse & Rouse
James C. Seabury IIIEnterprise Electric, LLC
James A. SmithConsultant
Jane L. StevensonRetired
Margaret A. StroupRetired
Lee D. TatumBrown-Forman Corporation
Kevin D. TaylorCity Securities Corporation
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 46
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 37
Female 13
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 6
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 78%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Standing Committees
Academic Affairs
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Student Affairs
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director John A. Roush
Term Start July 1998
Full Time Staff 275
Part Time Staff 29
Volunteers 582
Contractors 138
Retention Rate 92%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 3
Caucasian 413
Hispanic/Latino 5
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 217
Female 225
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title President
Title Associate Dean of the College and Associate Professor of Psychology
Title Vice President for Human Resources and Administrative Services
Title Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, and Professor of Biology
Title Senior Investment Advisor
Title Director of Athletics and Recreation
Title Vice President and Dean of Student Life
Title Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer
Title Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity Initiatives
Title Vice President for Legal Affairs and Gift Planning
Title Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement
Title Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Title Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Title Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Research and Special Events and Chief Planning Officer
Title Chief Communications Officer
Title Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Centre College's Annual Giving Program supports the Centre Fund, which provides direct support for the College's mission.  It is the key to the personal education and extraordinary success that Centre is committed to providing to the worthiest students.  The Centre Fund is unrestricted and limitless in its ability to help every student and enhance the Centre Experience, as it provides direct and immediate support to the programs most in need. 
Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served US& International
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $84,675,525.00
Projected Expenses $84,315,325.00
Endowment Value $300,000,000.00
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$91,208,031$86,617,238$99,527,138
Total Expenses$89,520,270$86,612,584$83,008,334
Revenue Less Expenses$1,687,761$4,654$16,518,804
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$184,008$332,673$244,244
Individual Contributions$10,797,666$7,149,768$23,600,465
Investment Income, Net of Losses$4,010,222$3,686,548$2,986,605
Membership Dues$0$0--
Special Events$0$0--
Revenue In-Kind$1,772,536$2,930,259--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$73,273,216$70,402,905$677,566,055
Administration Expense$14,639,938$14,420,585$13,463,185
Fundraising Expense$1,607,116$1,789,094$1,786,094
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.001.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%81%816%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$412,173,679$429,643,734$421,280,009
Current Assets$39,402,864$37,766,850$58,825,316
Long-Term Liabilities$96,944,795$102,546,495$16,865,378
Current Liabilities$7,337,072$6,473,271$82,576,776
Total Net Assets$307,891,812$320,623,968$321,837,855
Audit Documents
2011 Audit Report
2009 audit
2008 Audit
2007 Audit
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Goal $200,000,000.00
Dates Jan 2013 to Dec 2018
Amount Raised To Date 152495578 as of Oct 2017
State Registration Yes
Address 600 W Walnut St
Danville, KY 40422
Primary Phone 859 238-5500
CEO/Executive Director John A. Roush
Board Chair Mark E. Nunnelly
Board Chair Company Affiliation Commonwealth of Massachusetts