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Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.

AKA  Pearl S. Buck Foundation
Perkasie, PA
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Basic Organization Information

Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.
Also Known As: Pearl S. Buck Foundation
Physical Address: Perkasie, PA 18944 3000
EIN: 23-1637212
Web URL: www.pearlsbuck.org 
Blog URL: www.pearlsbuck.org/PSBIblog 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P31 Adoption
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
Ruling Year: 1964 
How This Organization Is Funded: Contributions - $2,366,511
Program Service Revenue - $903,556
Rentals - $98,105


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Mission Statement

Pearl S. Buck International provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving her National Historic Landmark home.

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $3,687,929
Total Expenses $2,791,719

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Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

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Janet L. Mintzer

Profile:

Janet Mintzer began her career at Pearl S. Buck International in February, 2001, as Vice President & COO and was promoted to President & CEO one year later. Previously, Janet served as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County for eight years, where she won national awards in fund development and public policy advocacy. She was also elected to serve as President of the Big Brothers Big Sisters State Association of Pennsylvania.  She currently serves as Secretary of the Board for the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce and is an President of the Rotary Club of Doylestown. Recent awards and honors include an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service from Bucks County Community College (2009), The Symetra Financial Community Champion Award (2008), Honorary Principal of Zhenjiang No. 2 Middle School, Jiangsu, China (2008), March of Dimes Woman of Achievement Award – Business Category (2006), and Pennridge Chamber of Commerce President’s Award (2006).

Leadership Statement:

I am proud and honored to be serving as President & CEO of Pearl S. Buck International.  I feel extremely fortunate to work with people who care deeply about children, our community, and the world.  I see it first-hand every day.  Because of the good will of our staff, board, donors, and volunteers, children who once lived in an orphanage are being raised in a loving family.  Children unable to attend school are now continuing their education.  Young people who thought their future was doomed to failure, now have hope in the future. Through the living legacy and National Historic Home of Pearl S. Buck, we are opening doors to other cultures, bringing history to life and making a lasting difference in the lives of others which in turn nourishes our own spirits and continues the cycle of giving.  I certainly hope our mission and all that you learn on this web site will inspire you to get involved.

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Budget:
$715,757
Category:
None
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None
None

Program Description:

Welcome House provides international and domestic adoption services including home study, post placement, and post adoption services for families adopting independently or through an out-of-state agency.

Program Long-Term Success:

Children are raised by loving families

Program Short-Term Success:

Providing family support and education to the adoptive family

Program Success Monitored by:

Adoptions finalized. Participation in agency programs and activities.

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Budget:
$674,995
Category:
None
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Program Description:

Helping disadvantaged children living in China, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam where basic health care, education and skills training are denied.  Through Opportunity House, you can help children and their families to become contributing members of society in 3 ways:  Be matched one-to-one as sponsor to a child; Serve as a Champion for Children, or Become a Project Partner but addressing a specific critical need.

Program Long-Term Success:

Children graduate from high school and become productive members of society.

Program Short-Term Success:

Children are promoted to the next grade level.

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Budget:
$772,064
Category:
None
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
None
None

Program Description:

Pearl S Buck's Pennsylvania farmhouse is a National Historic Landmark and open to the public for guided tours.  In addition the historic site offers cross cultural activities and educational programs to the community.

Program Long-Term Success:

The legacy and dreams of Pearl S Buck will continue

Program Short-Term Success:

People learn about Pearl S. Buck and appreciate the attributes of other cultures.

Program Success Monitored by:

Visitation and participation in community and educational activities

Program Success Examples:

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Welcome House: Serves children throughout the world by providing the opportunity to grow in a lowing permanent family. We continue the legacy of our founder, Pearl S. Buck, by providing the highest standard of adoption services, advocacy, and lifelong support to adopted persons and their families. 2012-2013 Beneficiaries include: Requests for Adoption information 866, Placement (adoption) 15, Post Adoption Intervention Services 103, Post Adoption Education/Activities 394, Search Services 5, Total children and family members served 1,383. Opportunity House: Expands opportunities for children and families who would otherwise be denied health care, education, livelihood, and psycho-social support by developing and delivering resources and standards of excellence to affiliates and partner agencies. 2012-2013 Beneficiaries include: China 69, South Korea 19,314, Philippines 1,389, Taiwan 38,850, Thailand 5,399, Vietnam 1,704. Total children and family members served 66,725. Pearl S. Buck House: Promotes the legacy of Pearl S. Buck by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home to educate the public and develop cross-cultural appreciation, opportunities for children and families, and worldwide partnerships. 2012-2013 Beneficiaries Include: House Tours 4,859, Rental Activities 5,859, Community & Special Events 7,013, Birth Culture Events/Activities 394, Other Visitation 1,956. Total Historic Site Visitation 20,081.
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