LEXINGTON WOMAN'S CLUB INC
4030 Tates Creek Road
Apartment 4600
Lexington KY 40517
Contact Information
Nonprofit LEXINGTON WOMAN'S CLUB INC
Address 4030 Tates Creek Road
Apartment 4600
Lexington, KY 40517
Phone (859) 309-3650
Contact Name Kate Hook
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer We clothe over 1,000 needy school children in Fayette County each year, so we are in need of funds to buy the jeans, underwear, socks, sweat shirts and pants and winter coats for these children.  Checks can be sent to the above address, made out to "LWC" (Lexington Woman's Club)
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement CHARITABLE
The Lexington  Woman’s Club is a charitable organization which for over 60 years has pursued  programs to promote social, educational, and cultural growth and the betterment  of humanity at large.
Background Statement On March 12, 1948, a group of young women met at the  home of Mrs. H.T. Greathouse, Jr., to organize the Lexington Younger Woman’s  Club. A KFWC charter was presented to Mrs. Greathouse, the newly elected  president, on April 6. Each of the twenty charter members had the privilege of  inviting a friend to join the club. Thus with two transfers, the membership had  doubled at the start of the ‘48-’49 club year.
The club became officially known as the Lexington  Woman’s Club in 1950. Our membership today includes 121 members, and 9 honorary  members. The goals, hopes and dreams of our original club founders are the  driving force behind our members today. We are committed to carrying out the  ideals set forth in 1948 by our founders.
Our continuing community improvement project began in  1948. The club’s Public Welfare department endowed the club with the Clothing Center. This project actually started in  an oversized closet at the Ashland   School. Volunteers worked  within a $250 budget and successfully dressed 175 school children with the  donated clothing the first year. This project has grown dramatically over the  years and now operates within a $40,000 budget.
Last year club members dressed over 1,000 Fayette County el­ementary school children.  Since the project began 63 years ago we have dressed over 60,000 children. The Clothing Center has been relocated twice over the  years and is currently located in a home directly behind the Fayette County  Board of Education offices. This home provides a caring atmosphere for the  children plus ample stor­age space for the large inventory of donated and  purchased clothing.
Funds to operate our Clothing Center  are direct results of volunteer efforts and community support. Our annual Bids  For Kids fundraising event is possible in great part to the generosity of  individuals and business owners in the Lexington  community who want to share in our goal of helping these children. Bids For  Kids began in 1994 and has prospered over the years to become our greatest fundraising success.
Our companion fundraiser, Clothe-A-Child was  established in the late 1980’s. This on-going fundraiser solicits $50  donations from individuals and community businesses. The funds are used to  purchase new clothing for the children at discounted prices. We received over  $16,000 in generous Clothe-A-Child donations last year.
Impact Statement Accomplishments:
Our club members clothed approximately 1,000 children in the Fayette County School System in 2016. 

We awarded a full college scholarship in 2014.

Goals:
To continue to clothe approximately 1,000 children in Fayette County.
To continue to award college scholarships.  One traditional and one non-traditional.
Needs Statement More volunteers are needed to help dress the children from September through November each year.
More funds are needed to be able to give each child 2 pair of new jeans or uniforms instead of one.
More funds are needed to offer both the traditional and non-traditional college scholarships.
CEO/Executive Director Statement Lexington Woman's Club is a 501C3 all-volunteer charitable organization, whose mission is to provide all the children of Fayette County in need with appropriate school clothes.  The children are bused to our Clothing Center where they go "shopping" with an individual shopper.  The children personally select their clothes.  The process is a one-to-one self esteem building interaction of adult and child.  Children that have come to the Clothing Center often come back as adults to tell us what that process meant to them.
Board Chair Statement
The Lexington Woman's Club clothed over 1000 children in the Fayette County School during the 2015-16 school year.  It was challenging to keep within a budget of $50.00 per child, considering the increasing prices in clothing, especially winter coats.
However, the rewards far outweigh the challenges.  Seeing children's faces when they are having the full shopping experience- choosing clothes, trying them on in the dressing room, and modeling them in front of the mirror- is so rewarding.  We have had children who have never had this opportunity before.
I joined the Lexington Woman's Club because of the Clothing Center.  As a retired elementary school teacher, I saw children's self-esteem rise after their visits.  They felt so good about themselves when they had new clothes and a warm coat.  The rise in self-esteem led to an improvement in academic performance.
 
 
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Education / Higher Education
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Ethnic/Immigrant Services
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Fayette County
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Many times children do not want to go to school if they don't have school clothes that build their self esteem.  We want to help them feel as though they can become anything if they come to school and study.  Since the project began we have dressed over 60,000 children.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? At the present time we are preparing for our largest fundraiser - Bids for Kids, a Silent Auction, Live Auction, Style Show and Luncheon.  From late August to late November we bring in the children in need of clothing for school, so that they can go to school with pride and focus on studying.  At other times we are focused on providing funds for the clothes and purchasing the clothes at the lowest prices we can find.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? Volunteers in our organization are women that love children, many are former teachers.  
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
Several years ago we set the dollar amount we would try to accomplish for each child - $50.00.  Each year it is harder to provide all the child needs for $50.00 - A winter coat, 7 pair underwear, 7 pair of socks, 2 pair of jeans, 2 sweat shirts and a pair of sweat pants. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Kate Hook
Company Affiliation President
Term June 2016 to May 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Jeanne Bethel First Vice PresidentVoting
Jeanne Clark Community VolunteerVoting
Judy Courtney Community VolunteerVoting
Tina Diguglielmo Community VolunteerNonVoting
Renea Dixon Community VolunteerVoting
Ruthan Fields Community VolunteerVoting
Jan Furst Community VolunteerVoting
Betty Gillespie Community VolunteerVoting
Beth Hill ParliamentarianNonVoting
Kate Hook PresidentVoting
Sue Hufnagel Community VolunteerVoting
Beverly Jaquith VolunteerVoting
Olivia Johnson Scholz Second Vice PresidentVoting
Sandy Kyle TreasurerVoting
Diane Leedy Community VolunteerVoting
Judy Mathis Community VolunteerVoting
Mary Kay Moore Community VolunteerVoting
Susan Mosier Community VolunteerVoting
Debbie Ricker Community VolunmteerVoting
Sue Ruddy Community VolunteerVoting
Dee Schweikle Community VolunteerVoting
Karen Smith Immediate Past PresidentVoting
Barbara Thomas Community VolunteerVoting
Edie Torok Community VolunteerVoting
Myrna Wesley Community VolunteerVoting
Becky Whitman Community VolunteerVoting
Gail Wright Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 28
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 29
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 58%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Jeanne Bethel
Company Affiliation 1st Vice President
Term June 2016 to May 2018
Standing Committees
Scholarship
Finance
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
By-laws
Distributions / Grant Making
Nominating
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Audit
Comments
CEO Comments Many of our members are getting older, and we are hoping to bring in more younger women.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Kate Hook
Term Start June 2016
Email khook2011@twc.com
Experience Was Executive Secretary prior to retirement.
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Jeanne Bethel
Term Start May 2016
Email jeannebethel@windstream.net
Experience Jeanne was a teacher prior to retirement.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 104
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Judy Courtney June 2012 - May
Karen Smith June 2014 - May
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Description

The major mission of the Lexington Woman’s Club is to  provide new and “gently used” clothing to underprivileged kindergarten through  5th grade children in Fayette County schools.  The Clothing Center, a two story house,  serves as the shopping center for the children and houses our inventory. The  project which started in an oversized closet at the Ashland School has grown from a $250 budget  providing clothes to 175 school children to a $40,000 budget providing clothes  to over 1,000 school children.   Volunteers help the children shop during the  months of August through November.
        Some annual statistics for recent years follow:

  • Over 1,300  volunteer hours annually  at the Clothing Center.  Children came from 28 schools.
  • During a sample year, the club provided: 5,050  pairs of socks; 4,950 underwear; 1,242, sweatshirts; 640 sweatpants; 576 jeans;  725 coats; 212 uniform pants; and 360 uniform shirts.
  • Sparkle bags consisting of toothbrushes,  toothpaste, dental floss, combs, and face cloths plus age related books were  provided to each child. 

 

 

 

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Population Served , ,
Description

Lexington Woman's Club funds non-traditional scholarships as the  budget allows. The recipient must be a female Fayette County resident over 25 years of age. The scholarships  are awarded each semester on the basis of financial need, academic excellence,  character, and leadership. The recipient must apply each year based on the  above criteria.

A former Lexington Woman’s club  4 year scholarship winner, Loretta Kwan, demonstrated her appreciation by  providing members etches that she designed and made.  Her major was mechanical engineering with a  minor in mathematics and art studio.  She  explained that without the LWC scholarship she would not have been able to  minor in art studio.  Ms. Kwan stated  that she was often inspired by fairy tales, the circus, and play on words for  her etches.

This year’s non-traditional scholarship recipient is UK  student Susana Verni-Altamiran

LWC sponsors two awards to honor graduating  seniors at each of the local high schools. The LWC Service Award is presented  in recognition of achievements in leadership, character, and for service to the  community and the school.

 

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Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments We meet monthly before the General Meeting.  Our purpose is to keep our club on track, and be ready to meet the next group of children that need our love and support.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National Federated Club2012
National Federated Club2013
National Federated Club2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start June 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End May 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $97,450.00
Projected Expenses $97,450.00
Spending Policy N/A
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$63,723$40,338$33,577
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$28$37$43
Membership Dues$15,254$13,481$13,458
Special Events$22,931$32,273$25,363
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$1,362$713$828
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense--$55,847$479,949
Administration Expense--$17,917$15,580
Fundraising Expense----$72
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.281.181.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%76%755%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$203,165$180,851$167,773
Current Assets$203,165$180,851$167,773
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$203,165$180,851$167,773
Form 990s
2015 Form 990
2014 990EZ 2014
2013 990EZ 2013
2012 990EZ 2012
2011 990EZ
2010 990EZ
2009 990EZ
2008 990EZ
Audit Documents
2014 Audited Financial Statements
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments I'm very happy to be doing what we are doing - we see the smiles on the children's faces when they leave with their huge bag full of new and gently-used clothing.  And they tell us they are eager to show their mother their new clothes.  It makes the work all worthwhile.
Foundation Staff Comments

This agency did not include fundraising expenses on line 17 of its 990s.  The expense breakdowns shown in the graphs do contain fundraising expenses.

Address 4030 Tates Creek Road
Apartment 4600
Lexington, KY 40517
Primary Phone 859 309-3650
Contact Email khook2011@twc.com
CEO/Executive Director Kate Hook
Board Chair Kate Hook
Board Chair Company Affiliation President