251 E. Brannon Rd.
Nicholasville KY 40356
Contact Information
Address 251 E. Brannon Rd.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone (859) 245-2233
Fax 859 245-2237
Contact Name Megann Gaunt
Web and Social Media
Promoting Community Inclusion for Individuals with Disabilities
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2010
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Other than online donations, you can give to Lord's Legacy by mailing a check to the following address: 251 E Brannon Road Nicholasville, KY 40356. We accept however, not limited to donations of technological devices, craft supplies, educational supplies, adaptive equipment, and furniture for our Day Training Center and/or our Residential Homes. You can also donate your time by participating in Lord's Legacy's Volunteer Program.  If interested in volunteering your time and abilities with us, please contact Christine Endicott at 859-245-2233 or crd@lordslegacyministries.org.  
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries is a Christian, non-profit ministry designed to assist and provide individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunities of independence, freedom of choice, the right to exercise faith, and community inclusion. Which are critical for the achievement of fostering an environment that protects and advocates for the health, safety and welfare of these we serve. LLM believes that each individual can lead a healthy, happy and abundant life. 

LLM envisions independence, productivity, and inclusion to be the foundation of an environment where individuals with disabilities participate as integral, contributing members of their communities.  We envision an environment where all people are recognized and accepted for their abilities and where all people have the right and responsibility to accept challenges, to take risks in a safe environment, to have success, and to learn from mistakes.  The supports needed to make this possible will not only come from programs designed to provide the supports, but also from natural resources such as friends, families, co-workers, classmates, neighbors, and the community.
Background Statement

Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries' founder, Jeanene Mader, and her family have been actively involved with numerous forms of disabilities over the years.  Fifteen years ago, the Mader’s opened their hearts and home to a wonderful young lady that was left abandoned and homeless after a life-altering car accident. She was immediately loved and soon became an addition to their family when Jeanene adopted her in 1996. After years of trying to find the best types of support in the community, Jeanene discovered that the appropriate supports and services that her daughter needed were not as readily available as they should be. Jeanene believes that every person deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, she was determined to make a difference! In 2007, Jeanene founded Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries and begun offering Residential, CLS, Supported Employment, ADT, and Respite supports to those in need. The rest is history…


LLM is regulated and certified to provide services for an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability under the 907 KAR 12:010 Supports for Community Living Waiver in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Intellectual Disability is defined as: A demonstration of significantly sub-average intellectual functioning and an intelligence quotient (IQ) of approximately 70 or below and of concurrent deficits or impairments in present adaptive functioning in at least two of the following areas: communication, self-care, home living, social or interpersonal skills, use of community resources, self-direction, functional academic skills, work, leisure, or health and safety. An intellectual disability has had an onset before eighteen years of age.

 When providing services to an individual, LLM uses a community inclusion concept as a solution to the traditional institution living. We are committed to investing in services that work by making a positive, measurable difference in people’s lives and, in turn, impacting communities. Measurable results within a community that demonstrate positive outcomes include: safer neighborhoods, a more productive work force, higher contributing citizens, more successful students, and a better quality of life for community residents. To achieve the community inclusion concept, LLM will continually provide education to the community. Only when society fully accepts disabled individuals as equals and empowers them to participate in community life will inclusion be realized.  

Impact Statement


During 2014, LLM had the opportunity to serve over 120 individuals with development and intellectual disabilities through a variety of community settings. LLM has recently added over an additional 3,000 sq ft to our facilities! We have rooms such as our Sensory Development Room, Sick Room, laundry room, state of the art Computer lab, library, 2 conference rooms, expanded lobby, Employee and further staff training facility, expanded Residential offices as well as our Community Supports office. We have expanded our opportunities to increase community inclusion for those we support. This occurred through educating the community on available volunteer options, partnering with local organizations to expand resources and community participation events, and inviting community professionals into our Day Training Program to share their knowledge of expertise with the participants. LLM also expanded their administrative team to incorporate many various needed positions as well to fill the newly additional space. These positions have provided a more necessary structure for existing departments within LLM as well creating new positions such as Public Relations. The function of Public Relations is coupled with Event Coordinating and Media Structure. The primary function is to promote a greater awareness of the need for Community Inclusion. Health and wellness is a focus for LLM. We understand that living a healthy lifestyle has a direct correlation with overall quality of life. Through donations, we have built up a fitness center with equipment that is used on a daily basis as well through the new additions, or cooking groups and area to exercise has dramatically increased. Over the past year, we have brought in many community members to teach our participants a variety of lessons on various topics. Within the ADT we have at least 3-5 outside guests coming into the ADT monthly as well a minimum of 3 outings either educational or recreational within the community. 
In the upcoming year of 2015, LLM has many goals! We have the desire to grow our ADT participant base. With the ideal of 35 participants daily. This would give those in the community the option for further opportunities as well. Lord's Legacy would like to grow our Be Included campaign which consists of creating an awareness through events, presentations and community involvement of the possibilities through Lord's Legacy. Educating the community on how to receive services and the types of services are available. Finally, LLM’s ultimate goal is to reach beyond borders and touch the lives of individuals with disabilities in other countries.  LLM is researching oversees opportunities with those with physical, intellectual and / or developmental disabilities.  
Needs Statement
Needs consist of:
 - Volunteers within Lord's Legacy, as well as those who would like to be involved right where they are
- Social Media team
- Marketing team
- Graphic Design team
- Pastors, and Christian volunteers to expand our Holding Grace program through Spiritual Development
- Music Team
- Computer software and development
- IT needs
- Financial Resources
- Small Group leaders
Board Chair Statement Each year we are faced with new challenges with our medicaid funding including restricted approvals of medicaid services, which effects our bottom line. In return this limits available opportunities to those desiring to receive supports in our community.We are continually evaluating our operational priorities to assure our participants needs are always met. Unfortunately, the need for greater funding is always beneficial to off-set this restricted revenue. Our hope is to grant them unrestricted access to supports. 
Geographic Areas Served
Lord's Legacy Life Ministries provides services for individuals in Jessamine, Fayette, Boyle, Woodford, and surrounding counties.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.
We aim to achieve many goals. To name a few:
- We desire to breakdown barriers to those with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities in order to become more included in the community.
- We would like to become a private organization which receives sole funding through Fundraising and Donations.
- We desire to increase our community inclusion through building participant base as well as national supports.
- We desire to raise additional funds for renovations and greater accessibility purposes.  
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?
Our organization's capabilities include:
- We are a faith based organization with greater influences through local churches. This promotes community integration on a deeper level.  
- We have a strong support network through our families.
- Our physical location of Lord's Legacy Life Ministries helps with capabilities due to location.
- Our administrative desire to serve and help increase knowledge in the community and never settle on the norm but striving to do more! 
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
We have made major progresses in the year 2014! We have just finished our renovations of Lord's Legacy with adding an additional 5,300 square feet to our property! We have updated our Adult Day Training Center, Sensory Room, Conference Rooms, Staff Training Facilities, as well added a larger lobby, new sick room, new meeting spaces, renovated Community Supports offices, Public Relations Office, as well as Residential Departments. 
 In addition, we received through the Kings Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky, Inc a Grant to achieve our desired Technology and Computer Lab for our Adult Day Training Center in the amount of $5,500.00.
Board Chair
Board Chair Jeanene Mader
Company Affiliation CEO/President
Term Sept 2015 to Dec 2015
Board Members
Jeanene MaderCEO/President of Lord's Legacy Life MinistriesVoting
Jamie RobinsonExecutive Director of Lord's Legacy Life MinistriesVoting
Becky WimpyParent Volunteer and Advocate
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Jamie Robinson
Company Affiliation Secretary
Term Sept 2015 to Dec 2015
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Jeanene Mader
Term Start Jan 2007
Email Jeanene@lordslegacyministries.org

Jeanene Mader
President / Founder 

Jeanene Mader resides in Nicholasville, KY with her husband and soul mate, John Mader. They have three daughters: Heather, MegAnn, and Dawn. Jeanene has been active in the
business world for 25 years, having owned two businesses and managed large retail chains. Jeanene is also an ordained minister, seeking to lead people to Christ through the revelation of the gospel.

In 1996, Jeanene and John met Dawn, their third daughter. Dawn was homeless at the time and had survived a car accident when she was younger that left her with an acquired brain injury. The Mader’s adopted her and began the journey of finding quality supports. Jeanene saw that the need to show the disabled community their potential and value was great. In 2007, Jeanene opened the doors to Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries. The organization has since become a beacon of light to families and participants were they come to challenge themselves, grow in their faith, and learn independent living skills that will benefit them the rest of their lives.

After spending 40 years wandering as an Israelite lost in the wilderness, God revealed to Jeanene that it was her purpose to serve the intellectual and developmentally disabled population. This is her mission, her mandate, and her life.


Co-CEO Jamie Robinson
Term Start Mar 2010
Email john@lordslegacyministries.org
Experience John was hired into the LLM family in March 2010 as a Direct Support Professional. From the beginning, John as been outstanding in all capacities of this position. His passion to provide the best supports to our individuals is evident through his communication, relationships, and generous heart. After obtaining a Bachelor degree in English, John was promoted to the position of Community Supports Director. John was then promoted in May of 2014 to the Assistant Executive Director position where he continues to glorify God. Through word and deed, John as since stepped into the Executive Director role. As of May 2016, John aspires to lead this ministry towards the excellence of Christ. 
Full Time Staff 11
Part Time Staff 84
Volunteers 10
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 55%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 95 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 80
Unspecified 0
Description The Day Training program is designed to integrate education with active participation in activities to promote the highest level of independence.  Common activities include, but are not limited to, health and wellness, computer skills training, money management, sensory development, literacy training and vocational skills training.
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Description Community Supports include a variety of activities based on the individual's needs and desires.  Each individual has the opportunity to choose their goals and objectives based on the aspirations they hope to achieve.  Community Support providers engage individuals in fun activities to help them learn independent living skills and build natural supports in their home and community settings.  These services can include skills for a healthy lifestyle, household care, personal care, self advocacy, socialization, and financial responsibility. These supports can also help to foster natural supports by helping to integrate participants into community groups and volunteer opportunities.
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Description Residential supports provide 24 hour assistance and training in the individual's home setting to increase their level of independent functioning.  These homes are located in the community and incorporate 2-3 roommates who reside together.  Training activities incorporate adaptive skill development, daily living assistance, community inclusion, social and leisure development, and an opportunity to build natural supports in the community to increase their overall quality of life.
Category Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Description Supported Employment provides intensive, ongoing support, to maintain paid employment in an environment in which an individual with a disability is employed.  Supported Employment includes job coaching, job placement, negotiation of jobs to meet the needs of employers and applicants, side by side training and more.
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Description Respite Services provide a time that not only allows a break for families, but also provides extra socialization for clients.  Lord's Legacy Life Ministries' staff stay at the client's home for extended periods of time, or clients can utilize open rooms in our residential facilities.  LLM also provides Saturday Respite for our clients at our Day Training center. 
Category Human Services, General/Other Respite Care
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2016
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,242,886.61
Projected Expenses $2,219,870.84
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$2,243,644$2,222,027$2,182,584
Total Expenses$2,236,464$2,260,653$2,111,033
Revenue Less Expenses$7,180($38,626)$71,551
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$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$1,451$7,681$100
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$3,450$8,701$2,549
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,454,382$1,556,573$1,532,692
Administration Expense$781,635$701,779$575,792
Fundraising Expense$447$2,301$2,549
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.981.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses65%69%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$233,054$225,860$281,162
Current Assets$182,925$161,212$229,346
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$6$0$16,689
Total Net Assets$233,048$225,860$264,473
Form 990s
2016 Form 990
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 990 2013
2012 990 2012
2011 990 2011
2010 990 2010
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Address 251 E. Brannon Rd.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Primary Phone 859 245-2233
CEO/Executive Director Jeanene Mader
Board Chair Jeanene Mader
Board Chair Company Affiliation CEO/President