Lafayette Urban Ministry Annual Report 2014

Lafayette Urban Ministry
Annual Report 2014
Thanks for all you make happen through LUM!
Joe Micon
LUM Executive Director
Here in these pages is the story of
LUM during 2014. The accomplishments, the programs, the people
served and an accounting of your
dollars is all shared in clear and concise form. In a nutshell, LUM served
6,012 different families in 2014, utilizing $933,615 in charitable contributions generously shared by 1,599
donors.
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We provide this report to you not
out of a need to boast, but as an expression of heartfelt and sincere
thanks for all you have made possible
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here at LUM. We do it out of a sense
of accountability to you, our friends
and donors. Together we have accomplished so much - extending hospitality, sharing the basic necessities of food
and shelter to those in need of them,
nurturing and educating children and
speaking out and acting for a more just
society.
I am constantly amazed by the
faithful individuals God leads to serve
on LUM’s staff and board of directors. I am inspired by the strong support from LUM’s 44 member churches. I gain energy from meeting and
getting to know LUM’s many volunteers. I am humbled by the generosity
of LUM’s donors. Most of all, I am
blessed by those who we serve at
LUM. Despite all the difficulties they
face, most who come to LUM for assistance express good humor, a genuine
concern for others and a faith in God
that sustains and nurtures.
A new 5K run became a permanent part of our Hunger Hike
fundraising weekend.
And a new winter contingency
plan was put in place to provide
transportation for the homeless
to and from our shelter on dangerously cold nights. We also
engaged several downtown
churches to serve as backup on
the rare nights when our shelter reaches capacity.
As we begin another year of
ministry together at LUM, I look
forward to the challenges we will
face together and the accomplishments we will achieve. LUM is a
special and unique kind of ministry
that hasn’t been able to be replicated in many other places. Thanks to
you, so much that is good happens
here. God bless you for the kindness you express and the faithfulness you show through your support of LUM!
Mission Statement
There were new programs put in
place at LUM during 2014…
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Our new Legal Immigration Clinic
provides those dealing with complex immigration issues affordable
legal help that would normally cost
thousands of dollars to secure.
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The new LUM Dream Team Fund
for Research and Evaluation was
established and will soon be helping LUM to learn more about those
we serve and gauge the effectiveness of our programs.
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The St./John’s LUM Food Pantry
expanded to include Saturday
afternoon hours each week.
Executive Director………….2
Follies/Jubilee Christmas….3
Programs & Finances……4-5
Board & Staff Members …...6
Lafayette Urban Ministry
420 N. 4th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901-2213
Phone: (765) 423-2691
Web:
Email:
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LUM Jubilee Christmas—Best Ever!
On Saturday, December 13 — hundreds of volunteers across the county hosted
over 600 families who were shopping for over 1600 children at 24 different hostsites engaging 34 churches and organizations -- It's the 34th Annual LUM
Jubilee Christmas! Families who took advantage of one or more LUM programs
in 2014 were invited to participate.
Jubilee Christmas also provides an economic stimulus to our local community. Over $200,000 worth of toys, food, and
clothing were purchased locally to provide some Christmas assistance to families in our community. Another result is
that LUM sees fewer requests in January for emergency rent and utility assistance — because
these families are not over extending to provide a simple Christmas for their children.
Jubilee Christmas day is such a joyous day. Our Jubilee Christmas families are wonderful,
loving parents -- and our caring volunteers are excited to make these parents the "super-heroes"
on Christmas morning. LUM Jubilee Christmas is truly a community effort. Each Jubilee
Christmas family also received a ham, food card & homemade Christmas cookies to make
Christmas dinner special too. The highlight of the day was a surprise visit from Santa Claus.
LUM gives a big Jubilee Christmas thank you to all of the churches, businesses, fraternities &
sororities, clubs, donors and volunteers who made this year’s event the best ever!
The fourth annual LUM Good
Samaritan Fund Follies is a
lighthearted evening of fine
dining, entertainment, fun, and
great fellowship.
This year, the LUM Good
Samaritan Fund Follies will
exceed your expectations. The
Silent Auction will be filled
with unique and priceless
items. There will be a lovely
dinner, and the fellowship is
always spectacular. The local
entertainment (also known as
Follies) is amazing. It truly
promises to be an entertaining
and memorable evening — and the best part is all is that 100% of
the proceeds goes to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, an
emergency financial assistance program.
Make your reservations TODAY by calling the LUM Office at
765-423-2691 — Price: $45 per person; $360 per table
(maximum—8).
Follow LUM on Social Media
Follow Lafayette Urban Ministry on
social media and get daily updates,
photos and video on the good work of
our staff and volunteers as well as the
success stories from our various
programs. You will be the first to know
about LUM events, new initiatives and
volunteer opportunities as well.
Like us and follow us — and you won’t
be disappointed. Search for us and
“follow” us on the following social
media sites:
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| Google+ | YouTube | LinkedIn |
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Join LUM online —
If you aren't able to attend the "Follies" but still wish to make a
donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund—go to
www.lumserve.org. If you wish to perform on stage at the 2015
LUM Good Samaritan Fun Follies, call or email Eileen Weiss
(eweiss@lumserve.org | 847.258.4070) before February 23rd.
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2014 LUM Programs
Strengthening Families Individuals Served
In 2014 the Lafayette Urban
Ministry served 6,012
households. More than
3,000 individuals
volunteered in a LUM
program. 1,599 individuals,
churches, civic
organizations, foundations
or local businesses
contributed financially to
our work.
Lafayette Urban Ministry
GOOD SAMARITAN FUND
Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014
Asset Building Classes
14 households provided classroom education in personal
finance and home ownership.
Case Management
245 LUM emergency shelter guests were offered help in
moving off the street, out of LUM’s shelter and into a home
of their own.
Community Thanksgiving Meal
900 individuals were served at Central Presbyterian Church
on Thanksgiving Day.
Emergency Shelter
705 individuals provided overnight shelter at LUM. They
stayed with us an average of 17 nights.
Good Samaritan Program
Assistance in averting eviction, utility disconnects and other
financial crises provided 2,454 times. $128,804.80 was
St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry
3,019 households received emergency food aid.
Hunger Hike 2014
825 hikers and runners raised $95,091.56 for local and Haitian hunger relief — the most ever raised through Hunger
ID Clinic
166 individuals received help in cutting through the red tape
associated with re-establishing their legal identities.
Income Tax Preparation
1,390 working families were served. Almost $4.5 million in
refunds and tax credits were secured.
Legal Immigration Clinic
Comprehensive services were provided to 26 individuals who
were having difficulty navigating the federal Immigration and
Naturalization Service process.
New Opportunity Fund
13 individuals were helped from this special merit-based
fund designed to help LUM shelter guests move into a home
of their own.
Supporting Children
Children Served
5th Quarter
74 children participated in LUM’s summer learning retention
program. Significant increase in reading comprehension and
math computation skills were documented.
Achieve!
24 teens at-risk of dropping out of school were provided academic, social, life-skills and emotional support.
Enhanced After School Program
72 children provided academic support and education enrichment in a fun learning environment each day after
Jubilee Christmas
1,865 children received gifts of new toys and clothing on
Christmas morning. Mom and dad got to be the heroes!
LUM Camp
82 overnight campers experienced one of the most fun and
educational weeks of their lives!
Revenue
Gifts........................................... $67,517.16
Churches ..................................... 16,488.12
EFSP ............................................ 13,162.00
Follies .................. …………………..….12,401.68
Transfer from Programs .............. 11,523.00
Gipson/Veldman Acct ................... 2,300.00
Harry A. Dresser Fund ................. 10,000.00
Miscellaneous ............................... 2,036.26
Total Revenue ..................... $135,428.22
Expenses
Housing ...................................... 39,196.94
Utilities ........................................ 49,537.66
Food .............................................. 9,000.00
Gipson/Veldman Acct .................. 1,282.00
Harry A. Dresser Fund ................. 1,765.00
Medical ....................................... 10,833.52
Transportation .............................. 6,042.55
Other ...................................... 11,147.13
Total Expenses ................... $128,804.80
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Lafayette Urban Ministry
FINANCIAL REPORT
January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
REVENUE
Unrestricted
Personal Gifts
Member Churches
Judicatories
Church/Civic Groups
Corporations/Development
Endowment
EXPENSES
Checking/Savings Interest
CCF Income
Miscellaneous
Total Unrestricted
$205,135.27
$33,830.16
$1,400.00
$11,586.09
$44,318.28
$56,602.00
$9,262.03
$7,175.84
$2,580.00
$1,914.05
$373,803.72
Restricted
Emergency Shelter
Jubilee Christmas
LUM Camp
Community Thanksgiving
Asset Building
ID Clinic
Hunger Hike
Afterschool Program
Food Pantry Income
Tax Assistance
Achieve
Social Justice Ministry
5th Quarter
Total Restricted
$99,262.89
$42,836.01
$44,469.46
$9,538.51
$4,370.00
$4,606.00
$95,091.56
$29,892.20
$15,246.08
$21,706.00
$8,040.00
$1,149.00
$48,175.50
$424,383.21
TOTAL REVENUES
$798,186.93
A message to Lafayette Urban Ministry donors: The Lafayette Ur ban Ministr y never
sells nor gives away our donors’ information.
LUM’s most recent audit, Federal Form 990,
Asset/Liability Report and Profit and Loss Statement are all available for public inspection
online: www.lumserve.org, or at the LUM office
(420 N. 4th Street) Monday through Friday,
during regular business hours.
Programs
Staff
Benefits
FICA
Homeless Shelter
SEED Newsletter
Good Samaritan Program
Hunger Hike Distributions
Social Justice Ministry
Community Thanksgiving
Jubilee Christmas
ID Clinic
LUM Camp
Asset Building
Afterschool Program
Tax Assistance
Achieve
5th Quarter
St. John's/LUM Food Pantry
Transfer to GSF
Total Programs Expenses
General Support
Insurance/Prof. Services
Audit
Bd Approved Unbudgeted
Utilities 525
Utilities 420
Fundraising
Maintenance Supl/Contracts
$140,000.64
$33,998.32
$32,752.44
$90,993.42
$10,308.77
$32,534.19
$65,966.06
$20,557.13
$12,101.26
$55,630.56
$4,056.00
$49,093.68
$3,870.00
$40,378.25
$39,738.35
$7,796.60
$26,785.39
$13,931.91
$11,523.00
$692,015.87
$2,820.00
$6,750.00
$14,875.60
$1,819.79
$7,666.67
$9,274.96
$2,533.63
Telephone/Internet
$1,504.55
Office Supplies
$5,266.11
Postage/Printing
$4,174.46
Staff Travel
Staff Development
Repairs/Service Contracts
CC Fees/Miscellaneous
Board Committees
Total Support Expenses
TOTAL EXPENSES
$354.60
$1,621.60
$10,932.56
$1,094.21
$509.04
$71,197.78
$763,213.65
Plan Your Giving in 2015
Those served by the Lafayette Urban Ministry depend upon the generosity of friends like
you. Your financial support allows LUM to support working families, nurture at-risk children and to help the homeless become self-sufficient. During the coming year, LUM will
ask for your support for the following:
LUM Programs
LUM Camp
Good Samaritan Fund
LUM Emergency Shelter
Good Samaritan Fund
LUM Programs
March
May
July
September
November
Christmas Season
Contributions to the Lafayette Urban Ministry are tax-deductible and can be made by sending a check directly to LUM, by pre-authorized monthly withdrawals from your checking
account or with your credit or debit card online at our website: www.lumserve.org
Contributions to the Lafayette Urban Ministry are tax-deductible and can be made by sending a check directly to LUM, by pre-authorized monthly withdrawals from your checking
account or with your credit or debit card online at www.LafayetteUrbanMinistry.org
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420 N. 4th Street Lafayette, IN
47901-2213
Phone (765) 423-2691
E-mail: lum@lumserve.org
Web: www.lumserve.org
Touching the future by helping children and families today
LUM 2015: Executive Council, Board of Directors, & Staff
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL—LUM Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert Hall ........................... President
Jeremiah Dole ...................... Vice President
Patty Useem ......................... Secretary
Marilyn Zerbes ..................... Treasurer
Cliff Mitchell ....................... Facilities
Robert Blue .......................... Program, Planning & Evaluation
Rev. Clarinda Crawford ....... Personnel
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Chuck Anderson
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Rev. Gilbert Kerrigan
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Rev. Mark Berg
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GuyAnne Lillpop
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Rev. Gregory Bonds
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Joan Low
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Revs. Mark & Ashley
Bonnes
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Rev. Scott Mann
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Rev. Steve Mason
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Rev. Kevin Bowers
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Deb Parent
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Rev. David Comstock
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Nolie Parnell
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Nita Cunningham
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Cathy Potter
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Paul Dixon
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Susie Riley
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Linda Dolby
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Rev. Ryan Donoho
Rev. Justin SchlesingerDevlin
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Rev. Ted Dudzynski
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Carl Schwamberger
Independent Contractors
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Cheryl Fowler
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Rev. Bill Smutz
Pastor Habeeb Dunn-El………Case Management
Eileen Hession Weiss ............... Payroll
Ron Hoffman & Sally Mak… .. Maintenance/Custodial Services
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Rev. Lore Gibson
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Jane Stewart
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Allen Grady
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Diane Stott
Interns
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Maryann Haan
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Mark Thomas
Samantha Hardebeck ........ Ivy Tech Human Services Program
Vivian Kuo………………Ivy Tech Human Services Program
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Gary Henriott
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Rev. Ezell Wiggins
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Rev. David Horner
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Charlene Williams
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Rev. Troy Hostettler
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Rev. Howard Wright
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Nancy Hughes
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Rev. Dominic Young
STAFF MEMBERS
Joe Micon…………………..Executive Director
Mary Anderson……………. Program Director
Susan Brouillette…………... Program Director
Pastor Sandra Dunn-El……..Program Director
Joyce Fasani……………….. Program Director
Rev. Cindy Haley…………..Program Director
Linda Hicks………………...Program Director/Receptionist
Pablo Malavenda…………...Program Director
Sylvia Mohler………………Office Manager
Tricia Sembroski…………...Business Manager
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