Gals Guide to the Galaxy

Read. Learn. Create.

aka Gal's Guide Library   |   Noblesville, IN   |
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Gals Guide to the Galaxy

EIN: 81-2636728


Gal’s Guide mission is to provide an independent women’s history library to preserve, collect, share and champion women’s achievements and lessons learned. We will act as a catalyst to creators who utilize our resources to guide others to these amazing role models who have been waiting in the shadows of history for too long.

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Executive Director

Dr. Leah Leach

Main address

1393 Wayne Street

Noblesville, IN 46060 USA

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Subject area info

Artists' services

Arts education

Folk arts

Public arts

Cultural awareness

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Population served info

Children and youth


Women and girls

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Women's History Library

We have opened the first independent women’s history lending library in America. We accept donations of books and materials that document women’s history around the world.

Population(s) Served
Sexual identity

Our adult podcast features a roundtable discussion where each guest brings one cool thing to the table that relates to women in our monthly topic.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Intersex people

Gal’s Guide organizes 3 days of programming for Starbase Indy during Thanksgiving Weekend. Uhura Training Academy merges STEM subjects with a Star Trek theme providing high-quality learning programs for all ages.

Population(s) Served

We offer four exciting school outreach programs tailored for Elementary through University and in 30 minutes to 1-hour presentations.

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Where we work


Best Family Podcast - Your Gal Friday 2017

Indy Pop Con


Gals Guide to the Galaxy
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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

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Executive Director

Dr. Leah Leach

Dr. Leah Leach is the Founder and Executive Director. She is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of Gal’s Guide. Leah is the head of fundraising and community outreach programs. She leads Uhura Training Academy and is the Gal’s Guide Podcast Producer. Leah has won five awards for her work on podcasts she’s produced. Leah founded Gal’s Guide in 2016 after running a women’s group for three years as well as a multi-award winning film company for a decade. She is a high energy speaker and the big thinker behind Gal’s Guide.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 03/08/2023
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Board chair

Dr Leah Leach

Gal's Guide to the Galaxy

Term: 2016 - 2021

Katie Harris

Bonnie Fillenwarth

Heidi Yost

Sean Woods

Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 1/14/2020

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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