Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas
757 Armstrong Avenue
Kansas City KS 66101-2701
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 281-8908
Mission Statement
The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas (SCKCK), an affiliate of the Shepherd's Centers of America, was created based on the notion that after retirement, a person's skills could and should still be utilized. SCKCK exists because of the volunteer efforts that go into each of its programs, such as Creative Classes, Adventures in Learning, Minor Home Repair, Friends for Seniors, Peer Support, Support Groups, Prayer Shawl Ministries, and more. The volunteers of the Shepherd's Center promote a sense of community.
 
Mission: The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas is an interfaith, multicultural, nonprofit organization that promotes and supports successful aging.
 
Vision: Building a community that connects, values, engages and celebrates older adults.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Melissa A Bynum
Board Chair Ms. Linda Warner
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kansas City Kansas Community College
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1986
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas (SCKCK), an affiliate of the Shepherd's Centers of America, was created based on the notion that after retirement, a person's skills could and should still be utilized. SCKCK exists because of the volunteer efforts that go into each of its programs, such as Creative Classes, Adventures in Learning, Minor Home Repair, Friends for Seniors, Peer Support, Support Groups, Prayer Shawl Ministries, and more. The volunteers of the Shepherd's Center promote a sense of community.
 
Mission: The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas is an interfaith, multicultural, nonprofit organization that promotes and supports successful aging.
 
Vision: Building a community that connects, values, engages and celebrates older adults.
Background Statement
The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas started in October of 1986 to benefit older citizens in the Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte County community. The Center began with over 300 persons attending Adventures in Learning, and it has grown to serve over 1200 older adults through its Senior Support, Lifelong Learning and Minor Home Repair programs: in addition to Adventures in Learning, there are Health Enrichment Services including Health Screenings, the Parkinson Support Group, and Vial of Life kits. Other programs include Friends for Seniors, Peer Support, Creative Classes, Prayer Shawl Ministries, Joe Info, Next Chapter Kansas City, and a monthly newsletter. The variety of programs provides opportunities for older adults to have healthy and meaningful lives, and to live independently as long as possible.
 
The Shepherd's Center was established as a result of grassroots efforts, beginning with four pastors of different denominations meeting in the spring of 1985. Their early discussions grew out of an awareness of the changing nature of their neighborhood and a large population of older adults. A Task Force of area clergy, older adults and several agency representatives was formed early in 1986, and their efforts brought the Shepherd's Center into "being". Today there are 43 Sponsoring Congregations, two Sponsoring Church Denominations, and excellent cooperation and collaboration with Hospitals and Health Agencies. Service Clubs, Senior Clubs, Foundations, and a number of businesses have also lent their support in the past years.
 
The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas is an affiliate of the Shepherd's Centers of America. One of the chief reasons for the success of the Shepherd's Center of KCK is the enthusiasm and dedication of 200+ volunteers whose efforts make the programs and services possible. Their work is enabled by paid staff consisting of an Executive Director. Contract Staff includes a Financial Administrator. Cultural diversity is reflected in our board of directors, volunteers, and participants, and it is affirmed in our Mission Statement.
Impact Statement
In 2016, the Shepherd’s Center of KCK provided more than 100 minor home repairs for older adults, and 17 major repair projects. We accomplished this through the efforts of our minor home repair volunteers, and by reaching out to partners in our community to help us tackle these larger jobs. In 2017, we have already completed more than 45 projects as of the first quarter. Our goal this year, in addition to creating a list of other non profit organizations, for profit companies and contractors, and skilled volunteers to whom we can turn for assistance, is to raise enough money to bring on our most faithful repair volunteer into a paid part time capacity.  We believe we can expand our ability to perform these much needed repairs even more dramatically than we have in the last few years, by having a part time individual dedicated to coordinating the program, recruiting individuals and groups of volunteers, and directing where our precious resources go. One measure of the success of our program is the creation of a Minor Home Repair Coalition, coordinated by Livable Neighborhoods, one of our many partners. This group of (mostly non profit) organizations meets regularly for information and resource sharing. We also benefit from having our Unified Government Code Enforcement supervisors participate in the meetings; we share information with them, such as which lower income older adults we are assisting with various codes violations. It is our firm belief that helping older adults with repairs helps keep them living independently in their homes, contributing to the community, and alleviating potential isolation by having to move from their neighborhoods (where many have lived for 30, 40 or even 50 years) to locations where they have no friends, church relationships or possibly even family.
 
In addition, our Next Chapter Kansas City program seeks to develop meaningful opportunities for persons ages 50 and older, as they explore options for work, service and learning in life's next chapter. Targeted at the "Baby Boomer" generation, Next Chapter offers an Aligning Passion and Purpose class (offered several times each year), information sessions, book groups and educational presentations for those contemplating something new after career and family. In 2016, more than 400 people had involvement with our Next Chapter programming through the various offerings. This was an increase of at least 50 persons over the year 2015. As more and more Baby Boomers retire or re-career, we are finding interest in Next Chapter also growing.
Needs Statement
Our current needs are to raise the funds needed to hire at least one part time staff person to help coordinate programming; as we receive no funding from units of government, we must constantly be in fund raising mode in order to meet our programming (and therefore our older adult consumer) needs. In addition, we would like to increase our capacity to take on more older adult volunteers, and empower them to lead many programming efforts. The next generation of older adults are not retiring into the same kinds of volunteer service as their parents, and through our Next Chapter programming, we seek to find ways to utilize the newly retired potential volunteer - by allowing them meaningful volunteer opportunities.
 
We believe we must find new ways to market our existing programming, so that more people are aware of what we have to offer. While 2016 saw us celebrating our 30-year anniversary, many in our community still have only slight name recognition; they may have heard our name, but are not quite sure what we do. A multi-tiered, robust marketing effort will go far to introduce our programs and services to our target population. We have updated our marketing pieces, and continue to work with a graphic design professional to update our web and other online presences, as well as marketing materials for specific programs and the organization in general.
Service Categories
Senior Centers/Services
Areas of Service
KS
KS - Wyandotte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

  The Shepherds Center of Kansas City, Kansas has been helping our community’s older adults live a life that matters for  30 years. We do face challenges, but from a position of optimism. We, like other non-profit agencies, are concerned with the impact of these difficult economic times on our ability to raise funds and sustain programs. However, the dedication and diligence of our staff and volunteers is creating growth in other programs and services. We’ve increased our outreach efforts, and are leading the way in launching a curriculum based in the civic engagement of our emerging members of the baby boom generation.

From our board chair, Linda Warner: When I was asked to serve on the board of the Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas, I felt deeply honored to share in continuing the work started by so many faithful people 30 years ago. To be affiliated with the Shepherd’s Center is to be grounded in the kind of grassroots ministry that sees a need and comes together to meet it. I have developed a profound appreciation for those visionary leaders who dedicated themselves to our mission: to promote and support successful aging in our community. I am inspired by our board members and the countless others who were moved to craft innovative and caring programs to fulfill the Shepherd’s Center mission.  It is humbling to be part of the network of volunteers who quietly touch the lives of seniors, enriching them through education, social connection, and information as the pages turn in the next chapter of their stories. It is a privilege to share in their lives, in the work of the Shepherd’s Center and in the continued commitment of building a community that values and supports older adults.
Programs
Description A friendly visitor program for homebound older persons in Wyandotte County. Trained volunteers regularly visit and provide services for their older adult friend. Older adults are referred primarily by home health and social service agencies. Typical match activities include listening/visiting, telephone calls, light cleaning/ chores, meal preparation, eating together, assistance with reading/writing letters, providing transportation, running errands, and assisting with groceries/shopping.
Program Budget $22,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Companionship
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, ,
Short-Term Success Ninety-five per cent (95%) of homebound older adults who are visited by a Friends for Seniors volunteer will report an increase in social contact as a result of this relationship.
Long-Term Success Friends for Seniors is a community-based program which addresses the isolation and resulting needs of frail homebound older adults. Isolation contributes to depression and an increase in difficulty in coping with chronic illness. It also threatens the ability to live independently. Friends for Seniors are trained volunteers who provide social, emotional, and practical support. Through regular contact, friendships develop and additional community resources can be accessed when needed, such as handyman services or transportation, etc. This makes it possible for older adults to have happier, healthier lives and to live independently in the community for a longer time.
Program Success Monitored By Volunteers submit monthly reports which describe their contact with their older adult friend. This gives the Shepherd's Center Director of Home Services the opportunity to monitor the regularity of visitation and the nature of the relationship. Friends for Seniors volunteers are able to call the Director of Home Services when they need information or help regarding their older adult friend. Quarterly inservice trainings are provided for the volunteers. An annual survey is mailed out to the older adults and the volunteers to evaluate the program.
Examples of Program Success One older adult wrote the following: "When I broke my leg, I never felt so helpless in my life with my family members all in New Mexico and Colorado. [Your staff and my friend] were truly angels. Between the grocery store, library, hardware store and dog food store, my friend kept me from going hungry, nutty from boredom and abusing my old beagle with meager rations." Another wrote: "My volunteer does my grocery shopping and other errands, and I'm quite grateful to have someone fulfill these services." Another wrote: I needed help in writing an important letter. "My friend was very helpful and wrote the letter for me. She helps me in so many, many ways." In another instance, a Friends for Seniors volunteer made it possible for his older friend to get dentures. This involved securing the services of a dentist who donated his time. Upon receiving his dentures, the older man enjoyed his first hamburger in a long time!
Description Classes in the spring and fall which offer about 12 hours of instruction and focus on special-interest topics. Classes are taught by skilled volunteers, most of whom are retired. Class examples: Crocheting, Hand Quilting, Knitting, Plastic Canvas, TALK Book discussion through the Kansas Humanities Council, and Writing Your Life's Stories.
Program Budget $7,600.00
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, ,
Short-Term Success 90% of the Creative Class participants will report that the class in which they were enrolled has positively impacted them. They will report that they have made new friends or renewed old acquaintances and that they have learned a new skill and/or knowledge as a result of the class. 90% of the Class instructors will report that they feel they have made a difference in the lives of their students by teaching a skill or sharing knowledge.
Long-Term Success Studies show that creativity in later life is beneficial in keeping one's mind active, in providing for socialization, and in nurturing spirituality. Shepherd's Center Creative Classes will enhance the health and mental wellness of older adults in Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County. Because of the multicultural nature of Wyandotte County and Shepherd's Center of KCK programs, Creative Classes will also help build a community that promotes greater understanding of diverse cultures and ages.
Program Success Monitored By A Creative Class Committee made up of older adult volunteers plans and arranges for the classes by securing teachers and locations. The Shepherd's Center office manages publicity. A satisfaction questionnaire that measures the participant's perception of an increase in knowledge and socialization as well as an increase in understanding of other participant's life experiences will be completed at the conclusion of each of the spring and fall series of classes. The instructors will complete a survey that measures their perception of whether or not the class has made a difference in the lives of the participants. Class enrollment will vary from 80 to 120 participants depending on the availability of teachers and classes offered.
Examples of Program Success A participant in the Writing Your Life's Stories class reported that she has a greater understanding of the experience of several African-American class members because of the stories shared about desegregation. A participant in the Knitting class commented on her appreciation for the intergenerational and culturally diverse makeup of the 10 persons in the class. She also noted that she learned to knit and made several Christmas presents as a result of the class.
Description A monthly learning series held at Grace Lutheran Church (3333 Wood Ave, Kansas City, KS), the third Friday of each month. Includes health screenings, workshops at 10 and 11 a.m., lunch, luncheon speaker and music.
Program Budget $16,500.00
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, ,
Short-Term Success 90% of the participants will report making new friends or renewing friendships. 85% of the participants will report that information received at Adventures in Learning helps in addressing personal and/or community issues. 95% of the Volunteer Leaders will report that they find increased meaning in sharing their lives and talents.
Long-Term Success Adventures in Learning is a volunteer-planned program. A committee of older adults plans and secures workshop leaders as well as luncheon speakers and entertainment for this monthly event. The Health Enrichment Committee also arranges for screenings and the health workshop. In the process, volunteer leaders are more strongly connected to persons of all ages in the community. They find increased meaning in sharing their lives and talents. The participants benefit through intellectual stimulation, which studies show promotes healthy aging. They also benefit because they have increased health literacy and an increased ability to communicate effectively with their health provider. Participants are engaged with each other and with life issues.
Program Success Monitored By An annual satisfaction survey will be administered which measures the perception of the participant's increase in knowledge and socialization. A monthly survey will continue to be used to evaluate the programs and services of that particular month. The results are reviewed by the Adventures in Learning planning committee at their monthly meetings.
Examples of Program Success One participant: "I learn something new each time I come to Adventures in Learning." A Committee Member: "Adventures in Learning is the best thing going for older adults in Wyandotte County!" Another participant: "I'm able to say that I've enjoyed 6 years with old and new friends."
Description Skilled volunteers provide help with minor repairs. Recipient pays for materials, no labor charges. Projects only 1-2 hours in length. Minor plumbing, electrical, hanging pictures, etc. Referrals given for jobs beyond scope of program.
Program Budget $22,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Home Repair Programs
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Short-Term Success 85% of the persons using the minor repair service for the first time will call again for assistance when they have another minor repair need.
Long-Term Success Assistance with minor repairs is an important factor in making it possible for older adults to remain living independently in their own homes. The program has volunteers who are skilled, and they are individuals who can be trusted in the homes of older, vulnerable residents. The minor repair service enhances the sense of people caring for each other and builds a stronger sense of community.
Program Success Monitored By The Director of Home Services will monitor the number of requests and repeat requests for use of the program.
Examples of Program Success Quotes from persons who have used the Minor Repair service: "Your volunteer was wonderful. It's so nice to find someone you can trust." "I wish to express my thanks for all the help you have given me [through the handyman program]. It is really nice to turn on faucets and get hot water and no drips."
Description A community collaboration that (1) provides help for persons in the second half of life as they transition to a "next chapter" and (2) works with various employing entities in the community to provide opportunities for meaningful civic engagement on a volunteer or paid basis.
Program Budget $100,100.00
Category Employment, General/Other Retraining
Population Served Adults, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Adults
Short-Term Success Through our Next Chapter programming, we have been able to hold monthly informational sessions, with the Baby Boomer population as our target audience. Session topics have included introduction to using Google and Gmail, considerations for when to begin drawing Social Security funds, using Linked In, and others. Sessions have drawn 20 to 30 participants each time, and continue to be of interest to this population. Our program planning committee continues to schedule topics of interest to Baby Boomers; in 2015 we held 7 book discussions and 8 networking forums, including a two-part series called "Getting back on track with your passion." Our Next Chapter programs continue to be popular among the Boomer generation.
Long-Term Success Baby boomers in Wyandotte County will be better prepared for what's next after retirement, and will have access to help in navigating this new life transition. Employers will be better informed about how to work with baby boomers by offering a "boomer-friendly" workplace.
Program Success Monitored By The tools we use for measurement of success in the Next Chapter program include: enrollments for our networking sessions and at our monthly book discussion group. In addition, we seek to increase the number  Next Chapter memberships achieved. For 2015, we had 30 new Next Chapter members, and continued to have success drawing at least 30 individuals to our informational, networking sessions.
Examples of Program Success Next Chapter Kansas City continues to seek ways to help the Baby Boomer aged person, nearing or at retirement, find his or her place in the world. One item of note that Next Chapter is producing results is our recent Mid America Regional Council, Regional Leadership award for 2014. We were honored to receive this annual leadership award, along with the Shepherd's Centers of the Northland, Central (KCMO), and Raytown; the award was given, in part, because of our work with not only older adults, but by turning our attention to that next generation of older adults, the Baby Boomer population.
CEO Comments Our Shepherd's Center programs are well-rounded and make it possible for some older adults to survive and others to live healthier, happier lives. We focus on the needs of vulnerable, isolated older adults through our Home Services programs called Minor Repair and Friends for Seniors. We also provide personal development and lifelong learning opportunities through our Health Enrichment and Education programs, which are so important for retired individuals who no longer have the structure, stimulation, and social relationships that come with employment. The quality of our presenters for health programs and other workshops at Adventures in Learning is excellent. We have had exceptional cooperation from the medical community, and we cooperate with many health providers and agencies in providing our programs and services. Our Creative Classes instructors are primarily older adults, who are sharing their talents and skills. Our Home Services provide assistance to help isolated older persons live independently as long as possible. We have dedicated volunteers who serve as friendly visitors, Senior Companions, handymen, and caring callers. They are making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable older adults.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Melissa A Bynum
Term Start Aug 2013
Experience
Melissa Bynum is a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kansas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University. Melissa worked for 9 years as the executive director of the Leavenworth Road Association, a small non profit dedicated to community improvement along the Leavenworth Road corridor in Kansas City, Kansas. She has also been part owner of a small weekly newspaper, where she served as editor and publisher for approximately three years. Melissa has served as the director of resource development for the American Red Cross, Wyandotte County Chapter, as well as the director of community relations for Wyandot Inc., which serves as a lead agency for mental health services in Wyandotte County; currently Melissa still provides some community relations work to Wyandot Inc. and began serving as the interim executive director at the Shepherd's Center in August, 2013. She was named the permanent executive director of the Shepherd's Center in January, 2014. Melissa brings more than 12 years experience with the Shepherd's Center, having served many years on the board of directors, two years as the board chair and one and a half years as the community outreach and program director for the Shepherd's Center. Melissa and her family live in Wyandotte County. She serves on a variety of boards of directors including the K-State Research and Extenion Council, Downtown Shareholders, Business West, and many more. In April 2015, Melissa was elected to the Board of Commissioners of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/ Kansas City, Kansas; she serves as the At-Large, District One Commissioner.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Karen G Hostetler Nov 1987 - July 2008
Linda Siemens July 2009 - July 2013
Senior Staff
Title Financial Administration
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 1
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 200
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Shepherd’s Center’s Minor Home Repair program partners with other agencies in the community who have similar goals in regards to home repair. Partners include Liveable Neighborhoods (an agency of the Unified Government), Christmas in October, Habitat for Humanity, YouthBuild, United Way of Wyandotte County, Wyandotte / Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging, as well as a variety neighborhood groups who we communicate with through Liveable Neighborhoods. Next Chapter Kansas City partners with the Kansas City Kansas Community College; Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce; Landon Center on Aging, which is affiliated with KU Medical Center; Liveable Neighborhoods; Kansas City, Kansas Public Library system; and the Civic Leadership Training Council. In planning and presenting our lifelong learning programming, we partner with a variety of churches across Wyandotte County. KU Medical Center, Landon Center on Aging and the Kansas City Kansas Community College all assist us with planning an development of our health-related program components.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Oustanding Volunteer Station of the YearRetired Senior Volunteer Program in Wyandotte County2004
V. J. Lane AwardWyandotte County Historical Society and Museum2004
Outstanding Innovative Program AwardShepherd's Centers of America2002
Outstanding Innovative Program AwardShepherd's Centers of America2006
Runner-up for Fund Development AwardShepherd's Centers of America2006
The Philly Award - Honoring Excellence in CommunicationsNonprofit Connect / Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership2010
The Philly Award - Honoring Excellence in Communications - 2nd PlaceNonprofit Connect / Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership2011
Regional Leadership AwardMid-America Regional Council2014
Presidential AwardWyandotte County Historical Society Inc.2015
Presidential AwardWyandotte County Historical Society Inc.2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas has an 22-member board with one-third of the Board elected every year. Board Members are eligible to serve up to two consecutive three-year terms. We have a strong board with representation from various sectors of the community including business, nonprofit agencies, government, educational institutions, retired persons, clergy, and a variety of churches and church denominations. Many of our board members are recognized community leaders. The majority of board members are age 50 and older, and a minimum of 1/3 of the board are of minority background. Board members annually sign up for the board and program committees on which they wish to work. Board members were involved with fund raising activities this past year. The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas has existed for 30 years and has been both interfaith and culturally diverse since its beginning. The "Aging of America" is seen as both a challenge and an opportunity. This age group of those 60 and older will represent 25 percent of the population by the year 2030. We believe strongly that we accomplish much for our target population of older adults in Wyandotte County, with a very small budget. We only accomplish these things due to the caring and commitment of our executive director, board members and our many older adult volunteers.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Linda Warner
Company Affiliation Kansas City Kansas Community College
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email lwarner@kckcc.edu
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Erick Abernathy Univ of Kansas Health System
Mr. Edwin Birch Unified Government WyCo/Kansas CIty Ks
Pamela Baker Blood retired
Mr. Joe Candelario Supervisor, Kansas City Power & Light
Mr. Bob Evans Arts writer
Mr. Orlando Gallardo Trinity Community Church
Andrea Generaux Livable Neighborhoods
Brenda Jones Kansas City Ks Board of Education
Rev. George Kemper Sr.Pastor, Welborn Community Church
Craig Lubow Attorney
Beverly Manlove Retired
Ms. Leota Marks retired
Linda Pendleton Reece Nichols
Barton Richardson Kansas City Ks Fire Department
Ms. Sandy L. Scubelek Dayspring Electric
Kevin Steele Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kevin Steele Kansas City Ks Community College
Mr. Tom Stibal Attorney
Sheryl Tucker Fellowship Christian Church
Sarah Tufty Kansas City Kansas Fire Department
Ms. Linda K. Warner Kansas City Kansas Community College
Susan White RN BSN MSKansas City Kansas Community College
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 8
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas has an 22 member board with one-third of the Board elected every year. Board Members are eligible to serve up to two consecutive three-year terms. We have a strong board with representation from various sectors of the community including business, nonprofit agencies, government, educational institutions, retired persons, clergy, and a variety of churches and church denominations. Many of our board members are recognized community leaders. The majority of board members are age 50 and older, and a minimum of 1/3 of the board are of minority background. Board members annually sign up for the board and program committees on which they wish to work. Board members are actively engaged with fund raising activities. The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas has existed for 30 years and has been both interfaith and culturally diverse since its beginning.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $104,610
Projected Expenses $104,538
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporation revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$78,278$81,167$90,847
Administration Expense$8,906$8,852$7,953
Fundraising Expense$9,617$8,688$8,501
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.281.070.84
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%82%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%9%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$127,623$101,824$92,803
Current Assets$127,623$101,824$92,803
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$243$1,922$225
Total Net Assets$127,380$99,902$92,578
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities525.2052.98412.46
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountUnited Way of Wyandotte County $17,500 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $15,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOppenstein Brothers Foundation $14,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments As is true with most nonprofits, the availability of operational funds is the greatest challenge. We are sustained by having a variety of sources of funds including donations from individuals, churches, church denominations, businesses, foundations, service organizations, and senior groups as well as program fees and special event fund raisers. With our Annual Fund Raising Campaign, we have met our goal of raising $25,000 from our participants and friends. In 2006 - 2007, we have also been blessed with a major planned gift, and this has made it possible for us to increase our reserves. We have done a good job of raising money from our participants, but we need to gain additional support from foundations and outside funders. Our board reviews our financial situation closely and makes adjustments as needed. We currently have our audit completed every year.
Organization Name Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas
Address 757 Armstrong Avenue
Kansas City, KS 661012701
Primary Phone (913) 281-8908
Contact Email melissab@sckck.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Melissa A Bynum
Board Chair Ms. Linda Warner
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kansas City Kansas Community College
Year of Incorporation 1986