Assistance League of Georgetown Area Subordinate

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

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Assistance League of Georgetown Area

EIN: 74-2877046  Subordinate info


Assistance League of Georgetown Area is a nonprofit, philanthropic, all volunteer organization dedicated to reaching out to those who need help within our community. The majority of our programs support children. During our last fiscal year 2022-2023: Reading and More allowed our members to work to improve reading skills for 2nd graders directly. Over $30,000 of needed literacy promoting materials was provided to Georgetown area schools. Our esteem building Operation School Bell outfitted over 1700 school age children with $100of NEW school clothes. $72,000 in scholarships were awarded last year to17 deserving Georgetown area high school seniors attending Texas vocational schools, colleges, or universities.

Ruling year info



Jane Shepherd


Judy Swain

Main address

900 North Austin Avenue Suite 115

Georgetown, TX 78626 USA

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Subject area info

Elementary education

Middle school education

Secondary education

Child educational development

Higher education

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Population served info

Children and youth

Victims of crime and abuse

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

VISION STATEMENT: Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish. As one of the fastest growing cities and counties in the nation, more of our citizens than ever are struggling to meet essential needs. We want to help with this, and even further, contribute to our citizens', families' and communities' flourishment.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Operation School Bell

Each fall, we partner with school districts to send invitations to elementary and middle school students to shop at a local retailers for school appropriate clothing and shoes. In 2022-2023, 1, 694 students in five school districts and three Head Start programs received clothing and shoes. Additionally, school nurses from the participating districts were provided $500 for children's emergency needs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Reading and More pairs first, second, and third grade students with Assistance League volunteers every week for one-on-one or small group reading. Through Reading and More, literacy materials are also purchased for elementary schools for use by teachers. $30,000 of literacy materials have been provided during the 2023-2024 school year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Scholarships ranging from a single semester to four-years are awarded to qualifying seniors who apply and attend Georgetown, Jarrell, and Florence ISD high schools. Recipients are reviewed on merit as well as need. Since 2014, $472,382 in scholarships have been awarded.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

First time teachers are awarded monetary assistance to provide students with a welcoming environment to enhance learning. More than 190 new to the profession teachers have been awarded assistance since 2016.

Population(s) Served

We help community members in crisis as a one-time service to those referred by various social agencies. In 2022-2023, 48 Georgetown, TX. residents were served through a partnership with Georgetown Police Department's Victims Service Unit. A $4,000 donation was made to the Boys and Girls Club's College Readiness Program (Diplomas2Degrees), and public library cards for 1000 elementary students were purchased.

Population(s) Served
Victims of crime and abuse
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have emerging literacy skills such as beginning letter recognition and phonological awareness, story comprehension, and use of writing materials.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Reading and More

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


Context Notes

25 volunteers work with 1st and 2nd graders identified by their teachers needing personal assistance over 30 weeks. We cannot measure success but our teachers share they notice improvement .

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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MISSION STATEMENT: Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

We do this through these programs:

*Operation School Bell, Assistance League's signature program, provides children with new school clothing and shoes to improve their self-esteem, promote learning, and encourage regular attendance.
*Assistance League volunteers serve as reading mentors to elementary age students and literacy materials are purchased for schools through our Reading and More program.
*Our Assist a Teacher program provides first year teachers with a gift card at the beginning of the school year to buy supplies and other needed materials.
* Our chapter's Scholarship Program provides graduating seniors with funds to continue their education in college or trade schools.
*Our newest program is a partnership with the City of Georgetown. We provide Visa cards for police officers to help victims of crime obtain resources they need, such as food, shelter, or transportation.

ALGA is part of a national organization with well-established policies and procedures. Our school clothing program, reading improvement program, scholarships and other endeavors ae designed to improve the lives of the least advantaged citizens of the Georgetown community. The organization strives to constantly improve and enhance our long term goals by:
*Developing a Strategic Plan that has been adopted and is adjusted when necessary
*Annual budgets are established and monitored through out the year with monthly financial reports
*Utilize an Advisory Council comprised of local citizens
*Utilize the expertise of our National Board
*Collect evaluations of our programs from participating parents, school district personnel and participating area business
*Operate a thrift shop staffed by our members to provide needed revenue
*A comprehensive orientation is mandatory for each new member/volunteer detailing our Chapter's activities and how they can best serve the community
*Committees are established to administer activities encouraging leadership and responsibility
*Ongoing education is provided to members through reports and updates at our monthly meetings

As a volunteer organization with no paid staff, we depend soley on our members to support our programs. Our members volunteered and reported 40,147 service hours in 2022-2023 administering, funding and staffing our philanthropic programs and fundraisers. Assistance League members have a varied background in needed expertise such as finance, administrative skills, organizational skills and retail. We depend on these skills to further our organizations capacity to effectively run our programs.

We work closely with the Georgetown, Jarrell, Florence, Taylor, and Granger Independent School Districts, and their professional staff to constantly monitor the success of the programs.

Walmart is an important partner and provides needed assistance to ensure that the clients in Operation School Bell are able to purchase adequate clothing.

Since our local chapter was established in 2001 our initial programs have been substantially increased and new programs have been added to continually insure that our vision to improve lives in the community is addressed.

Highlights of 2022-2023 Fiscal Year:
1,694 students from 5 independent school districts were provided with new school clothing and shoes.
$30,152 in books and educational materials were purchased for elementary school.
$115,212 was distributed in scholarships to area high school seniors.
45 brand new teachers received $200 gift cards to set up their classrooms.
$11,500 was provided for one-time community outreach needs.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 34.68 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Assistance League of Georgetown Area

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Assistance League of Georgetown Area

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Assistance League of Georgetown Area

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Assistance League of Georgetown Area’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $142,279 -$104,717 $33,790 $109,684 $122,875
As % of expenses 31.3% -20.7% 8.6% 25.0% 21.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $133,804 -$112,801 $26,279 $101,145 $114,307
As % of expenses 28.9% -21.9% 6.6% 22.6% 19.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $597,283 $402,380 $426,283 $548,211 $744,889
Total revenue, % change over prior year 34.1% -32.6% 5.9% 28.6% 35.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 2.0% 3.1% 2.1% 1.9% 1.6%
Investment income 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.4%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 97.8% 96.5% 97.6% 98.0% 98.0%
Other revenue -0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $455,004 $507,097 $392,493 $438,527 $578,771
Total expenses, % change over prior year 8.9% 11.4% -22.6% 11.7% 32.0%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 0.7% 0.6% 0.8% 0.9% 0.6%
Occupancy 37.9% 36.6% 46.1% 39.0% 32.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 12.4% 15.0% 16.0% 17.5% 19.9%
All other expenses 49.1% 47.8% 37.2% 42.6% 46.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $463,479 $515,181 $400,004 $447,066 $587,339
One month of savings $37,917 $42,258 $32,708 $36,544 $48,231
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,925
Total full costs (estimated) $501,396 $557,439 $432,712 $483,610 $649,495

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 14.3 11.1 14.6 15.2 15.1
Months of cash and investments 14.3 11.1 14.6 15.2 15.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 16.8 12.5 17.2 18.2 16.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $542,989 $467,518 $478,123 $555,095 $730,026
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $45,725 $46,305 $48,553 $53,448 $67,123
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 37.0% 54.0% 66.2% 73.0% 70.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.4% 3.7% 1.3% 1.6% 41.6%
Unrestricted net assets $664,120 $551,319 $577,598 $678,743 $793,050
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $664,120 $551,319 $577,598 $678,743 $793,050

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Jane Shepherd


Judy Swain

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Assistance League of Georgetown Area

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Assistance League of Georgetown Area

Board of directors
as of 04/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Dr. Jane Shepherd

no affiliation

Term: 2024 - 2023

Board co-chair

Judy Swain

Judy Swain

Jane Shepherd

Melissa Gould

Sharron Dickerson

Marilyn Kounnas

Sherry Nogle

Veronika Ledbetter

Anna Warren

Dee Cover

Sue Vaughn

Deborah Leopard

Linda Stephens

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/12/2024

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