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AGORA UNIVERSITY INC

aka Holy Transfiguration College   |   Burke, VA   |  www.agora.edu
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AGORA UNIVERSITY INC

EIN: 45-2832530


Mission

Agora University is a pioneering global Orthodox Christian University dedicated to building bridges between Orthodox Christianity and the Humanities to address the challenges of the contemporary world via distance learning. Agora University is committed to building a community of inspired students through innovative learning, open discussion, and research to become whole persons, and creative leaders to advance their communities. We welcome students from all faiths and backgrounds and provide them the intellectual freedom to express their diverse voices in open dialogue while preserving and upholding the particularity of our Orthodox Christian identity.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Dr. Emmanuel Gergis

Chancellor

Fr. Michael Sorial

Main address

9253 Old Keene Mill Road

Burke, VA 22015 USA

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Formerly known as

St. Cyril of Alexandria Orthodox Christian Society Inc.

Doxa University Inc

EIN

45-2832530

Subject area info

Higher education

Population served info

People of Middle Eastern descent

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

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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?

College of History, Philosophy and Religion

Holy Transfiguration College of History, Philosophy and Religion.

Population(s) Served
People of Middle Eastern descent

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 educators who have opportunities to attend programs offered by professional organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Older adults, Seniors, People of Middle Eastern descent, Christians

Related Program

College of History, Philosophy and Religion

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

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Totals By Year
Related Program

College of History, Philosophy and Religion

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians, Economically disadvantaged people, Adults

Related Program

College of History, Philosophy and Religion

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

AGORA UNIVERSITY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.77

Average of 1.07 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7.1

Average of 8.1 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

AGORA UNIVERSITY INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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AGORA UNIVERSITY INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $59,340 $27,401 -$8,462 $53,085
As % of expenses 66.3% 23.3% -2.9% 12.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $59,340 $27,401 -$8,462 $53,085
As % of expenses 66.3% 23.3% -2.9% 12.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $148,850 $144,776 $282,608 $471,809
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -2.7% 0.0% 66.9%
Program services revenue 10.8% 1.9% 7.8% 6.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 2.8% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 89.2% 97.9% 86.8% 93.4%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.2% 2.6% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $89,511 $117,375 $291,070 $418,725
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 31.1% 0.0% 43.9%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 63.3% 28.2%
Professional fees 64.8% 82.7% 17.3% 42.4%
Occupancy 15.9% 8.7% 4.9% 3.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0%
All other expenses 19.2% 8.6% 13.7% 26.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $89,511 $117,375 $291,070 $418,725
One month of savings $7,459 $9,781 $24,256 $34,894
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $96,970 $127,156 $315,326 $453,619

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2020 2021
Months of cash 17.2 15.9 8.5 7.1
Months of cash and investments 17.2 15.9 8.5 7.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 17.2 15.9 5.5 5.4
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2020 2021
Cash $128,021 $155,422 $206,523 $249,377
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $9,000 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 37.8% 26.1%
Unrestricted net assets $128,021 $155,422 $134,048 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $128,021 $155,422 $134,048 $187,133

Key data checks

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Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Dr. Emmanuel Gergis

Dr. Emmanuel Gergis is Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Agora University. Prior to his academic career, he worked for two decades as Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer in government and private sectors where he successfully led multi-million-dollar projects. After finishing his International Baccalaureate at the Mahindra United World College of India, he studied Business Administration at Concordia University. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Balamand in Lebanon. He also holds a Master of Letters degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Emmanuel completed his doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

Chancellor

Fr. Michael Sorial

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

AGORA UNIVERSITY INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 01/09/2024
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Board chair

Mr. Naguib Sawiris

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/9/2024

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