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The Ability Experience

A Pi Kappa Phi philanthropy

three stars

88.80

2015 Ayrsley Town Boulevard Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
tel: (704) 504-2400   Web Site
EIN: 58-1588777

Board Leadership
Chad Perce
Chairman

CEO
Basil Lyberg
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.80 three stars
  Financial 92.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ability Experience, formerly Push America, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities. The Ability Experience was founded in 1977 as the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity with the purpose of instilling lifelong service in its members and enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities. Although the organization is still fulfilling the purpose for which it was intended, The Ability Experience has grown into a nationally recognized nonprofit with numerous programs educating undergraduates, alumni and communities about the abilities of people with disabilities.

The Ability Experience, formerly Push America, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities. The Ability Experience was founded in 1977 as the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity with the purpose of instilling lifelong service in its members and enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities. Although the organization is still fulfilling the purpose for which it was intended, The Ability Experience has grown into a nationally recognized nonprofit with numerous programs educating undergraduates, alumni and communities about the abilities of people with disabilities.

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Financial

four stars

92.61

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ability Experience on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ability Experience on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Ability Experience (NC) 88.80 three stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 92.44 four stars
Pearl Buck Center (OR) 97.17 four stars
The Detroit Institute for Children (MI) 92.38 four stars
Special K Ranch (MT) 90.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,006,087
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $140,850
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,146,937
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,146,937
   Other Revenue $85,108
TOTAL REVENUE $2,232,045
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,027,092
   Administrative Expenses $158,355
   Fundraising Expenses $148,582
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,334,029
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-101,984
   
Net Assets $2,191,279

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 88.80 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 86.99 three stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 85.06 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 85.01 three stars
2014-09 07/01/2016 87.31 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 81.94 three stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 87.78 three stars
2012-09 06/01/2013 85.38 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 86.02 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 91.67 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 96.05 four stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 91.71 four stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 77.83 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 92.23 four stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 95.99 four stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 95.80 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1588777
Name in IRS Master File ABILITY EXPERIENCE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,500 5.29% Basil Lyberg CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Ability Experience (NC) 88.80 three stars
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (GA) 91.28 four stars
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project (CA) 87.55 three stars
The Center for Enriched Living (IL) 90.56 four stars
Achievement Centers for Children (OH) 90.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Ability Experience
2015 Ayrsley Town Boulevard
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
tel: (704) 504-2400
EIN: 58-1588777

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Board Leadership

Chad Perce
Chairman

CEO

Basil Lyberg
Chief Executive Officer

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