VERSAILLES KY 40383-9182
Contact Information
VERSAILLES, KY 40383 9182
Phone (859) 873-3694
Contact Name Yvonne Gibson
Web and Social Media
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1991
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement To positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and individual talents. 
Background Statement Distinguished Young Women was founded in Mobile, Alabama in 1958. The first national program had representatives from 18 states. Today, the national program spans the country with participants from all 50 states. It has provided life-changing experiences for more than 730,000 young  women and more than $100 million in cash scholarships has been awarded at the local, state, and national level. 
At each level, whether local, state, or national, our organization believes the young woman chosen by a panel of judges is a representative chosen from a group of winners, not a winner from a group of participants.
Distinguished Young Women has established a unique system to evaluate participants in the categories of scholastics, interview, talent, fitness, and self-expression.
Distinguished Young Women encourages each participant to complete her college education, serve her community, and become a leader, thereby setting a good example for other young people. The Be Your Best Self (BYBS) program is our national outreach program, which encourages self-esteem, healthy lifestyles, and goal setting.
Distinguished Young Women is a nonprofit organization governed by a board of civic, business and professional leaders. Distinguished Young women embraces diversity by seeking volunteers and participants from all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. 

Impact Statement Accomplishments: 1) secured $10,000 in contributions, 2) increased the number of young women in our feeder program (Little Sisters) from 20-28, 3) 64% of participants earned scholarship money, 4) winner advanced to the top 10 in state competition for the 7th consecutive year.
Goals: 1) to raise $15,000+ for scholarships, 2) to encourage more minorities to participate, 3) to increase community awareness, 4) to continue to have a strong showing at the state level. 
Needs Statement 1. contributions
2. more involvement in committees 
3. community awareness
4. diversity in participants and committee members
5. community support 
CEO/Executive Director Statement The Woodford County Distinguished Young Women program will be entering its 40th year of participation and has reached out to over 500 young women. 
Our program fosters scholarship, leadership, and talent. The young women who participate in this program challenge themselves to embody these goals through exercising self-strength, self-composure, self-growth, and self-understanding. 
Board Chair Statement The Distinguished Young Women program changes lives! I first became involved in our local program when my oldest daughter participated in 2000. From practicing interview skills, fitness routine, speaking on stage to an audience of people-she became a much more rounded young woman. Even though she didn't win the local competition I remained involved with the program for the last 15 years and have served as the chairperson for seven years. My youngest daughter also participated in the program in 2007 and had an equally rewarding experience. 
The most pressing challenge we face each year is fund raising. We try to increase the amount of cash scholarship we give each year but because  Woodford County is a small county and the merchants and businesses get approached by other nonprofits often, sometimes it is difficult to do. 
Geographic Areas Served
Woodford County
Woodford County (Versailles,KY)
(The participants must live in WC but may attend any high school in the area). 
Board Chair
Board Chair Yvonne T Gibson
Company Affiliation N/A
Board Members
Joy Barr Community VolunteerVoting
Floretta Brumley Community VolunteerVoting
Kami Brumley Community VolunteerVoting
Christie Edwards Community VolunteerVoting
Yvonne Gibson Community VolunteerVoting
Anne Gibson Community VolunteerVoting
Anne Dora Hart Community VolunteerVoting
Carla Mulvaney Community VolunteerVoting
Michelle Oxley Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Tressa Milburn
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Yvonne Gibson
Term Start Jan 2009
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 28
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Description Distinguished Young Women is a scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that cumulates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments.
Category Education, General/Other
Population Served Females, ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2015
Projected Revenue $14,125.00
Projected Expenses $13,875.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$12,190$13,010$10,510
Administration Expense$400$375$325
Fundraising Expense$375$375$325
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.840.941.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%95%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%3%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$11,019$14,233$12,500
Current Assets------
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$11,019----
Total Net Assets--$14,233$12,500
Form 990s
2013 990N 2011, 2012, 2013
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Foundation Staff Comments This organization files the 990N, which contains no financial information. All financial information was provided by the organization. Numbers are unaudited.
VERSAILLES, KY 403839182
Primary Phone 859 873-3694
Contact Email Kykayt@aol.com
CEO/Executive Director Yvonne Gibson
Board Chair Yvonne T Gibson
Board Chair Company Affiliation N/A