Alpha Phi Omega, Inc.
1441 E. 104th Street
Kansas City MO 64131
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 373-8667
Mission Statement
Alpha Phi Omega’s mission is to prepare campus and community leaders through service.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Robert London
Board Chair Honorable John K. Ottenad
Board Chair Company Affiliation State of Missouri
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1968
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
Alpha Phi Omega’s mission is to prepare campus and community leaders through service.
Background Statement Frank Reed Horton founded APO in 1925 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. A few years later, H. Roe Bartle became National President until 1946. Since then, more than 425,000 members have joined Alpha Phi Omega. Today there are active chapters on almost 400 campuses across the Country. In the last 20 years membership growth has more than doubled. We care about the numbers because that means more people serving more communities across the country. Resulting in more campus and community leadership.
Impact Statement Student members of Alpha Phi Omega donate over 1.2 million hours of service and volunteerism to improve their campus, community and Country. We intend to increase this by expanding to more than 500 college campuses by 2025 with more than 35,000 student members in those chapters. This past year we increased membership by 3% and expanded to 15 new campuses. Next year we plan on increasing membership by 4% and expanding to 14 more campuses.
Needs Statement We are preparing for the second phase of renovations for our newly acquired office space.  This phase will add a 40 person training room that when not in use will be available for community use and a museum area that pays tribute to one of our past presidents and community leader, H. Roe Bartle.  We are in need of technology for this phase in our new office including smart boards and touchscreens, web cameras and software for the conference rooms and conference room furniture.  
Service Categories
Student Sororities & Fraternities
Areas of Service
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement Alpha Phi Omega has benefited from 10 years of record growth, doubling our size in the last 15 years. This growth presents some opportunities including needing more staff to support the programs for our chapters and members. We have always added staff very cautiously so we do not become overstaffed. We have also used technology to operate as efficiently as possible. However we are at the point where we do need to expand the staff to support our size and to take advantage of advancements in technology. We have outgrown our current office space, which we own without debt. In addition to needing to move to a larger office space we also need to grow our support for technology based initiatives so we can deliver and make available more of our programs online.
Description APO LEADS is our leadership development program that takes participants on A Personal Odyssey over 5 courses of Launch, Explore, Achieve Discover, and Serve. Through this program and hands on experience we develop campus and community leaders through service.
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Activities
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success Participants understanding of leadership, evaluation and implementation of skills learned, and the number of hours volunteered to help organizations are all ways we measure shorter-term success.
Long-Term Success
We measure the success of our programs through the number of campus and community leaders who are members of Alpha Phi Omega. We do not care if they are leading in their place of worship, their school, a non-profit, or as an elected leader. Any leadership that can improve their community and in turn improves the world is fulfilling our mission.
Program Success Monitored By Post program evaluation and member engagement.
Examples of Program Success In the last ten years we have served more than 20,000 college aged members in our leadership program. These members have gone on to be executives and senior managers at non-profits big and small, joined Teach for America, Peace Corp., Girl Scout and Boy Scouts professional staffs just to name a few. Alumni repeatedly tell us they gained their passion for volunteering through Alpha Phi Omega.
Description The first week of every November is Alpha Phi Omega’s National Service Week. Our 400 chapters use this week of volunteering to support programs around a general area of need. The students who attend our National Convention select this area of need. These themes have ranged from helping those with disabilities to getting out the vote and everything in-between. The current year’s area of emphasis for this week of service is respect for others. Some programs that support this theme are based on anti-bullying, diversity, inclusiveness programs, for their communities.
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success The short-term goals are area of emphasis specific and similar to the long-term goals. How many chapters used the area of emphasis, how many hours were dedicated to the area of emphasis and how many people in the community benefited from the emphasis area.
Long-Term Success
The National Service Week long-term success is based on how many chapters participate in the program, how many volunteer hours are dedicated to the area of emphasis, and number of people in our communities that benefit form the program.
Program Success Monitored By Survey results, chapter reporting, and media mentions.
Examples of Program Success Last year with our emphasis on helping those with disabilities we were able to assist more than 20,000 people with disabilities through a variety of agencies and programs. Our members committed more than 100,000 hours of service to helping those with disabilities in this one week.
CEO Comments This year we will realign our geographic boundaries that we use to administer our chapters so that we can provide better training and mentoring for our student leaders from our alumni volunteers.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Robert London
Term Start Apr 2002
Compensation $150,001 - $175,000
Experience Bob has over 30 years of experience in association and non-profit management. 
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Deputy Executive Director, Director of Finance
Title Director of Chapter Services
Paid Full-Time Staff 17
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 4500
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 94%
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
Board Chair
Board Chair Honorable John K. Ottenad
Company Affiliation State of Missouri
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Board Members
Mr. Jeremy Bingman yHLsoft, Inc
Mr. Rob Coop USI Consultants, Inc.
Ms. Melissa DeLuka Ford Motor Company
Mr. George Kober
Mr. Kent Lee
Mr. Robert London Alpha Phi Omega
Ms. Melody Martin
Honorable John K. Ottenad State of Missouri
Mr. Keith Roots
Mr. Mark Stratton
Mr. Ken Tinkler
Dr. Vasti Torres
Ms. Jennifer Znosko Littler Mendelson
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Standing Committees
Fiscal Year Start Aug 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End July 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,132,456
Projected Expenses $2,092,816
Endowment Value $5,785,034
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 7/31/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$31,550$28,516$397,698
Membership Dues$1,359,220$1,362,545$1,358,615
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,433,238$1,741,236$1,170,107
Administration Expense$367,807$345,247$387,175
Fundraising Expense$273,193$281,005$282,987
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.051.28
Program Expense/Total Expenses69%74%64%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue73%33%81%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$9,412,137$8,058,473$7,760,926
Current Assets$6,408,151$6,600,492$6,551,230
Long-Term Liabilities$1,378,003$24,017$21,407
Current Liabilities$319,839$406,423$239,925
Total Net Assets$7,714,295$7,628,033$7,499,594
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities20.0416.2427.31
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets15%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Program Endowment, Renovation of newly acquired headquarters.
Goal $4,250,000.00
Dates Sept 2013 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised to Date $4,175,000.00 as of Aug 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Name Alpha Phi Omega, Inc.
Address 1441 E. 104th Street
Kansas City, MO 64131
Primary Phone (816) 373-8667
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Robert London
Board Chair Honorable John K. Ottenad
Board Chair Company Affiliation State of Missouri
Year of Incorporation 1968