Morning Star Sanctuary
P.O. Box 568
Madison TN 37116-0568
Mission Statement
Morning Star Sanctuary exists to provide refuge to victims and their children who have fled abusive environments and relationships and to empower them to break the cycle of violence that controls their lives.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Randy Butler
Board Chair Mrs. Linda Johnston
Board Chair Company Affiliation Real Estate Broker ommunity Volunteer
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $866,417.00
Projected Annual Revenue $865,200.00 (2018)
Mission Morning Star Sanctuary exists to provide refuge to victims and their children who have fled abusive environments and relationships and to empower them to break the cycle of violence that controls their lives.
Morning Star Sanctuary is a comprehensive domestic violence program that has been in existence under the name of Morning Star Sanctuary, Inc., as a 501 (c) (3) corporation since July 2002. From 1986 through 2002, the shelter and domestic violence programs were operated under Madison Children's Home and Domestic Violence Shelter. Morning Star Sanctuary is located at the original site of the Madison Shelter and now oversees a wide range of family violence intervention and prevention programs. The programs include: an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children; a weekly support group and individual counseling as requested; structured children's counseling program (HOPE); 2 full time and 4 part-time advocates in the Morning Star Satellite Office located in the Davidson County Criminal Justice Center; individual counseling for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse; a mentoring program for women and their children who have successfully completed the 60-day shelter program; and a community education and professional training program for those who want to learn about family violence. Morning Star Sanctuary is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors.

Morning Star's 2017 accomplishments: 1. Morning Star's Emergency Shelter provided both safe housing and other services(counseling, parenting classes, mentoring, and court advocacy) to 114 unduplicated female victims, 80 unduplicated children, and 1 unduplicated male (housed in a different location) victims for a total of 5707 bed nights in 2017.  We  provided support group counseling to 61 unduplicated female victims.  59 unduplicated children received individual and or support group counseling this year.  We will be adding a high risk assessment tool in 2018 to aid in identifying victims at risk of homicide. 2. Morning Star developed a limited legal representation clinic in 2017, and our staff attorney assist high-risk victims with their Order of Protection hearings.  Morning Star continues to provide assistance with Order of Protection in our satellite office located in the Metro Night Court Annex located at 512 1st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201.  Our court advocates assist victims with completing petitions, and discuss a safety plan with victims.  High-risk cases are referred to a laywer for further assistance.  Each victim is given information about shelter and counseling services Morning Star Sanctuary may provide him/her and his/her children, as well as notes about safety planning and community resources.  In 2017, Morning Star's court advocates provided assistance to more than 1966 individuals who wanted to issue Emergency Orders of Protection. We assisted 1535 female victims and 431 male victims with their petitions for Order of Protection.  1510 of those petitions were granted a temporary Ex-Parte Order of  Protection by the Magistrates.  We also added an advocate in Clarksville, TN (October 2017) assisting 54 individuals (51 women and 3 men).  The courts reported to the Morning Star staff "denial rates for Order of Protection were down significantly due to the advocacy assistance we provided through  our satellite office".  3.  Morning Star continues to expand the HOPE Children's Counseling Program which is an unduplicated service for child victims of domestic violence in Davidson County.  We counseled 59 children (28 females and 31 males).  Our licensed professional counselor provides both individual and support group counseling for the children.  These services are free of charge to survivors of domestic violence and their children, as well for those in the community who might need these services.  4.  The Mentoring Program was established in 1999 as a safety net for Survivors when  they exit Morning Star Sanctuary.  This program seeks to empower women to acheive self-sufficiency through counseling, education,and financial literacy training.  We served 36 unduplicated clients in 2017 (20 adult females and 20 children).  The Mentor Program provides a meeting dinner for 70-80 persons each month (mentors, speakers, adults, and children).  A motivaional or educational program is presented after the meal to the Mentees while the children are nurtured in another area by their Mentors.  Our Mentor Program involves 41 volunteers who work with 20 survivors.  Over 3000 hours of volunteer services are given annually.  Survivors are pared with trained volunteers who help them gain self-sufficiency and emotional well-being after leaving the shelter.  This is the only Mentoring Program in Tennessee for victims of Domestic Violence. 5.  Morning Star's goals for 2017 are:  1.  To provide increased individual counseling, additional court advocacy, and additional support groups for victims seeking these services through our satellite offices in Davidson County Night Court, General Session Court, Circuit Court, and Clarksville, TN locations.  2. To continue the expansion of the HOPE Children's Counseling Program which will serve child victims of domestic violence.  3. Complete renovation of two extra houses to expand the amount of shelter bed space available to victims to 32/34 beds. 4.  Expand court advocacy hours to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist victims in the Criminal Justice Center's Night Court.  We also provide a court advocate 5 days a week at the Jean Crowe Advocacy center;  Morning Star intends to continue to grow and develop our legal services by assisting more victims in Order of Protection hearing s and provide additional legal resources.  These goals will be achieved while continuing to provide emergency shelter and other services as usual.






1.  Donation of bedroom furniture (16 sets of twin bed/mattresses and 8 dressers) for the two-renovated houses 

2.  Upgrade phone system in the two-renovated houses to accept crisis calls
3.  Provide ongoing training of staff funded through OCJP
4.  Conduct ongoing search for new funding  sources and additional staff training
5.  Raise funds for the continuation and expansion of services, as well as the expansion of HOPE Children's       Counseling Program 
6.   Continue exploring opportunities to raise community awareness of Morning Star Sanctuary and the services we provide
7.  Continue exploring opportunities to raise community awareness of Morning Star Sanctuary and services we provide 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Morning Star Sanctuary, Inc. welcomes individuals who would like to donate funds, in-kind donations, clothing, food, household items, as well as those who are interested in volunteer opportunities.
To send donations please visit our website at or mail a donation to:
P.O. Box 568
Madison, TN. 37116-0568
Please call (615) 860-5212 if you have any questions. We appreciate your interest in our programs.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Family Violence Shelters and Services
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing & Shelter NEC
Tertiary Organization Category Crime & Legal - Related / Protection Against Abuse
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
TN - Davidson
Morning Star Sanctuary primarily serves clients from Davidson County, but we receive, and always try to respond to, referrals from all of the surrounding counties, as well. Morning Star serves victims from all over the country and oftentimes Internationals. The referrals/clients that we can accommodate with our space and services receive the best care and consideration we can possibly give them.
Board Chair Statement Our biggest challenge is to ensure that our sources of funding for operations is secure. Since there are no fees for service, all funds must be raised to support the shelter itself, our counseling, and the court advocacy programs. Our Board is dedicated to the organization, and they will continue to work to ensure the future sustainability of Morning Star Sanctuary.
CEO Statement Morning Star Sanctuary offers services that meet critical needs in our community. Each year, we are forced to turn away women and children who are in desperate need of emergency shelter and for whom we have no bed space. When that happens, we always try to find safe housing for them in other emergency shelters locally or in surrounding counties.  It has always been our goal to provide the highest quality services for abuse victims and their children. Morning Star Sanctuary additionally provides protective shelter for men (in another sheltering location) who are also in immediate danger as a result of family violence. Morning Star Sanctuary is the only domestic violence program in Davidson County that has 7 advocates located on-site at the Metropolitan Davidson County Criminal Justice Center. Victims who seek Orders of Protection must appear before an on-duty magistrate to be granted temporary Orders of Protection prior to appearing before a judge. Once the judge awards the order, it will typically remain in effect for a year. In the past, 60% of the requests for permanent (year-long) orders were rejected due to ineligibility or incorrect information. That number has decreased dramatically due, in part, to the work of our 7 Court Advocates, who now assist victims with writing these orders. Additionally, safety planning is conducted, and victims are briefed on the services available to them in the community. We also have the only mentoring program for domestic violence survivors where financial literacy along with other life skills are taught so that victims may have an ongoing support system as they work to achieve self-sufficiency and violence-free living.
Description Temporary Emergency Shelter (up to 90 days) which provides housing and food for adults and children who are victims of domestic violence: Capacity is for 17 persons at any given time. In 2016, we served 84 unduplicated women, 80 unduplicated children and 4 men (housed at a different location) in our Emergency Shelter for a total of 5,639 total bed nights. Case Management, Court Advocacy, Counseling, Mentoring and other support services are offered to residents in shelter. These are the primary outcomes that MSS tries to facilitate for the residents: safety first by assisting victims with Orders of Protection; healing from the violence and abuse; employment and housing; education about the dynamics of family violence; and developing a plan for economic self-sufficiency.
Budget 419070
Category Housing, General/Other Emergency Shelter
Population Served Victims, Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success 70% of victims served in Emergency Shelter will locate alternate housing before exiting the shelter program.
60% of victims served in Emergency Shelter will find suitable employment while in the shelter program.
90% of child victims of Domestic Violence will show an improvement in trauma related symptoms (bed wetting, combative behavior, low grades, etc).
Long term Success For victims residing in Emergency Shelter, 90% will have a better understanding of the effects of Domestic Violence and resources available to them.  95% will feel safer as a result of the services they have received.  80% will have a better understanding of the criminal justice system and victim's rights.
Program Success Monitored By Morning Star surveys clients served in Emergency Shelter and other service areas of the overall program.  These surveys are completed when a victim has received services through Morning Star for minimum of 3 weeks and again prior the victim exiting the program.  This determines the overall success and effect that the program services has on each victim.  Once victims/survivors leave the safety of shelter they are eligible for the Morning Star Mentor Program.  They are provided a volunteer mentor who help set goals, assists with budgeting and financial planning and does follow-up with interviews regarding their progress.
Examples of Program Success The Morning Star Mentor Program is made up of 45 volunteer mentors. Since it was established in 1999, volunteers have assisted 120 families leaving the emergency shelter.  Six of these survivors have become home owners, two have earned a PhD, three are pursuing an R.N. Degree in Nursing and seven have earned their Master's Degree.  Thirteen others have taken coursed or earned certificates to increase their options in the job market.  All are gainfully employed.  Only two have returned to their abuser.

Morning Star has a satellite office located in the Metro Night Court Annex building where two full-time advocates and four part time advocates assist victims in navigating the criminal or civil court system. They also help the victims with completing their petitions for Orders of Protection. Half of the work in this area revolves around helping victims obtain Orders of Protection and the non-legal preparation for the court proceeding. In 2016, Morning Star hired a Director of Legal Services. She is an attorney and is able to provide our high risk clients with legal representation at their Order of Protection court hearings. The Director of Legal Services oversees the court advocacy program. MSS Court Advocates also assist victims with criminal cases that involve violations of the Orders of Protection and/or with proceedings which deal with assault warrants that they, the victims, or the police have taken out against the perpetrator. It is understood that Morning Star Sanctuary Court Advocates do not give legal advice.  In 2016, 2,410 victims received assistance at the Morning Star Order of Protection Satellite Office. After a court proceeding, the safety of the victim is often an issue. MSS advocates inform the victim of shelter and counseling services that he/she may need or want at that time.  

Budget 152130
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other Family Violence Prevention
Population Served Families, Victims, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success All victims served in court services will receive advocacy, will be linked to resources in the community, will have a safety plan completed when appropriate, assistance completing Order of Protection paperwork and connection to other legal services.
Long term Success 80% of victims served will report a clearer understanding of the criminal justice system.  90% will report satisfaction with services received and that they feel safer as a result at the end of the court process.
Program Success Monitored By Morning Star's court clients are surveyed when time permits.  In 2016, 97 % report they have a better understanding of the legal system.  96% report they feel safer and 98% report they are satisfied with the services provided by Morning Star Court Advocates.
Examples of Program Success One client reported that the Morning Star Court Advocates always "go the extra mile and then some."  Another client reported that her Order of Protection gave her a legal paper trail of the abuse when she filed for divorce.  Morning Star Advocates had assisted her with her petition.
Description Morning Star Sanctuary provides a weekly support group for residents of the shelter and their children (child care is available) and for women in the community. In 2016, 77 women received Individual Counseling, and 79 unduplicated children received Individual and/or Group Counseling Services. Support Groups offer victims of domestic violence a safe place and audience in which they are able to grieve their losses, heal from the past, learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, and understand ways in which they can protect themselves and their children (develop safety plans.) Additionally, individual counseling is provided for both the adults (female or male victims) and their children at no cost to the family. The individual counseling is provided by either a therapist on contract with Morning Star Sanctuary (MSS) or by the therapist who co-facilitates the support group with MSS staff (a full-time therapist with the Domestic Violence Division of the Metro Police Department's Counseling Program.) In 2016, Morning Star Sanctuary provided 740 hours of individual counseling to children. We answered 636 crisis calls and provided counseling and resource information, as well as other needed services. Numerous mothers were provided individual counseling related to parenting information and needs.
Budget 47200
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Victims, ,
Short Term Success 90% of victims state that the services they received helps them heal, achieve emotional stability and lead more productive lives.
Long term Success 90% of victims receiving counseling services will feel safer and report the reduction of stress has enabled them to cope with their situation and move forward with their lives violence-free.
95% of victims know how to better access community resources and benefits.
Program Success Monitored By Surveys are conducted to determine victim satisfaction with services received. 
Examples of Program Success One client writes:  Counselor really cares about my well being.  Another says:  Thank you Morning Star counselor, you changed my life.  Morning Star counselors take surveys periodically and all comments on surveys are positive.
Description Adult women volunteers provide one-to-one mentoring for women who have successfully completed 90 day shelter program and who upon exiting, need support to re-adjust to independent living away from the abusive spouse/partner.  In 2016, 26 survivors and 20 children were active participants in the mentoring program, with 45 active volunteers serving as mentors. This supportive relationship is a critical component for victims who are in the process of rebuilding their lives. Additionally, a monthly supper meeting, with food provided by volunteers, is shared and an educational program is presented for women. Children also have the opportunity to work separately with their own children's mentors on art projects, homework, etc. The ongoing support and fellowship is helpful, not only for the survivors and their children, but also for the volunteer mentors. The Mentoring Program is now 15 years old and 12 early victim/participants are now serving as mentors to other victims entering the program.
Budget 3500
Category Human Services, General/Other Mentoring
Population Served Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Females
Short Term Success Over the past 10 years, the Mentoring Program has served 49 victims/participants and 45 children.  47 of these participants have suitable employment, their own transportation and are living independently.  8 participants are seeking further education. 
Long term Success 7 participants in the Mentoring Program have gone on to continue their education and receive Master's degrees.
2 participants have earned their PhD.
3 participant has completed her Registered Nursing degree.
1 participant has completed her Associate's degree.
6 participants have purchased their own homes.
All participants are earning a living for themselves and their children.
7 participants have recently received scholarships for college!
Program Success Monitored By Program success is monitored by the Mentors and Participants setting goals and working toward these goals continuously.  Their success is measured by the completion of each goal and the goals are monitored monthly at the monthly dinner meetings. 
Description Morning Star Sanctuary started the HOPE Children's Counseling Program in late 2008. Individual and support group counseling are offered to children with a licensed professional counselor. In 2016, 79 unduplicated children received individual and group counseling with 740 hours of counseling provided to those children. This program is free of charge to children in the emergency shelter, as well as other children in need within the community. Although this program is offered through Morning Star Sanctuary, it is a collaborative effort with the Domestic Violence Division of the Metropolitan Police Department. In 2017, the goal is to further structure the children's counseling program to increase children's counseling hours, as well as the number of children Morning Star Sanctuary can accommodate in shelter and in the community at large.
Budget 35000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), K-12 (5-19 years), Victims
Short Term Success

School age children will begin to show improvement in behavior and academics, short-term.  Parents report positive change in behavior at home with other siblings. 


Long term Success Morning Star's HOPE Children's Counseling Program will take referrals from other shelter programs, from the Jean Crowe Center, from our Order of Protection satellite office and child victims of domestic violence from the community.  90% of children who stay in the program long-tern will show healing and a positive change in behavior.. 
Program Success Monitored By Children's progress will be monitored by parents, teachers and counselor's notes.  Success will be tracked by interviews with teachers and parents. 
Examples of Program Success One mother writes:  my son has stopped bed wetting and hitting little sister.
CEO Comments Morning Star Sanctuary's (MSS) Programs are designed to help protect victims (whether these victims are men or women) and their children, and to assist them in their journey toward living lives that are free of violence. The obstacles on this journey can be overwhelming and often take years to overcome. MSS's program offerings are designed to help from the time the victim calls the hotline, or MSS staff meet him/her in court, or the Police or hospital calls on his/her behalf, or another shelter in another state or county calls to find a safe place for him/her. The program offerings address the challenges that victims face, which often determine whether or not he/she will be able to remain independent of the abuser. Financial issues loom large, and the mentoring program is often the support system that victims need in order to become independent. The mentoring program and the support group are available to MSS clients for their life time, if needed. For the complicated and life threatening problem of domestic violence, there usually are no quick fixes, and so MSS has a continuum of services to help a family at the various stages of healing and change. MSS believes that working to break the inter-generational problem of family violence is vital. MSS staff help educate children to realize that violence in the home is not normal and those children observe others living in healthy relationships that are free of violence. MSS believes, as do many who work to end family violence, that domestic violence is one of the root causes of violence in our society. While MSS has a variety of programs, there is no single component which can produce results on it's own. Each step of the way, our staff collaborate with other domestic violence providers, and network with many other agencies, making referrals and enlisting the help of a vast array of other non-profits, governmental entities, corporate partners, and individual volunteers.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Linda Johnston
Company Affiliation Real Estate Broker ommunity Volunteer
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2019
Board Members
Ms. Melanie Culbreath
Mr. Buck Dozier Executive Director Metro FairgroundsVoting
Mr. John Drake Captain, Metro Police Domestic Violence Division
Mr. Mike Eller Hermitage Golf CourseVoting
Ms. Linda Johnston Board Chair 2014Voting
Ms. Martha Kincade Business OwnerVoting
Ms Sue McGray Author, SpeakerVoting
Ms. Madison Mitchell
Ms. Evelyn Odum Community Volunteer/Estate SalesVoting
Ms Mary Pomeroy AllstateVoting
Dr. Kellye N. Rice DMDprivate practiceVoting
Ms. Ann Davis Robinson Vanderbilt MarketingVoting
Judge Audrey D. Seamon State of TN HealthcareVoting
Mr. Ronn Steen Thompson BurtonVoting
Ms. Ginger Turner Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mrs. Kellye Rice
Company Affiliation Dentist
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2019
Standing Committees
Special Events
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance
General Property Coverage
Medical Health Insurance
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
Professional Liability
CEO Comments Morning Star Sanctuary (hereafter MSS), formerly known as The Madison Shelter and Domestic Violence Program has a 23-year history of serving victims and their children in Davidson County. While the shelter services are geared toward female victims, MSS provides males who have been the victims of family violence with services of shelter, court advocacy and counseling. MSS enjoys a very involved volunteer base who offer a variety of services and products that are much needed by the clients of the agency, e.g. towels, bath products for residents, toys for children in shelter, household items for families wo are starting over and family style Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Additionally, over 40 volunteers serve as mentors for the women and children who participate in the Mentoring Program. Mentors and their Mentees gather once a month for a dinner, fellowship and an educational program. Additionally, volunteers have developed and operated four very successful annual events for the past several years including two annual golf tournaments, and the annual dinner/auction--known as Seasons of Hope. The board is comprised of a broad base of community members who are very committed to the mission of MSS, and who bring the skills and talents necessary to strengthen and expand the program. There are 7 full-time and 10 part-time and/or PRN employees. In 2008, MSS added two new full-time employees as Court Advocates, who work out of our satellite office located on site at the Night Court Order of Protection Office.  A Children's Counseling Support Services Program began in 2008 and has proven very beneficial to women and children in need. MSS offers its clients the personal attention that often only a medium sized non-profit is able to give. MSS offers a wide variety of opportunities in which volunteers can serve. MSS offers its funders clearly stated outcomes and accountability.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Randy Butler
Term Start Mar 2017

  CPA.  Previous MSS Board member and long time supporter of Morning Star.

Former CEOs
Mr. John Pugh July 2011 - June 2011
Ms Nila Sherrill Apr 2008 - Aug 2008
Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 45
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 75%
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2002
Nashville's Table2002
Soroptimist International2002
Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence2002
Second Harvest Food Bank2002
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence2002
Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence2002
Mary Catherine Strobel Award (volunteer)Hands On Nashville2008
Service Provider of the YearNashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence2008
Legal Advocate, Rachel Terry, Outstanding Advocate of the YearNashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence2010
Outstanding Advocate-Rhonda YaegerNashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence2011
Outstanding Long Term Service Provider-MSS Night Court OfficeNashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence2010
Outstanding Long Term Service Provider---Gena HullNashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence2013
Senior Staff
Title Coordinator of Community Programs and Court Advocacy
Experience/Biography The Coordinator of Community Programs holds a B.S. degree and has over 28 years of experience working with women who are domestic violence victims, first with the YWCA as court advocate and in recent years with Morning Star as court advocate, court staff supervisor and grant writer.
CEO Comments Morning Star Sanctuary (MSS), formerly known as The Madison Shelter and Domestic Violence Program has a 23-year history in Davidson County of serving victims and their children. While the shelter services are geared toward female victims, MSS provides males who have been the victims of family violence the same services of shelter, court advocacy and counseling. MSS enjoys a very involved volunteer base who offer a variety of services and products that are much needed by the clients of the agency, e.g. towels, bath products for residents, toys for children in shelter, household items for families; a family-style Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Additionally, 45 volunteers serve as mentors for the participants in the Mentoring Program. Mentors and their Mentees gather once a month for a dinner, fellowship, and an educational program. Additionally, volunteers have developed and operated two very successful annual events for the past several years: an annual golf tournament and the annual dinner, known as Seasons of Hope. The board is comprised of a broad base of community members who are very committed to the mission of MSS, and who bring the skills and talents necessary to strengthen and expand the program. There are 7 full-time and 8 part-time employees. In 2008, MSS added two new full-time employees as Court Advocates, located on site at the Morning Star Night Court Satellite Office. A Children's Support Services program began in 2008. MSS offers personal attention to its clients that oftentimes only a medium sized non-profit is able to give. To volunteers, MSS offers a wide variety of opportunities to serve. To funders, MSS offers clearly stated outcomes and accountability.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $865,200.00
Projected Expenses $866,417.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$545,929$485,056$517,712
Administration Expense$79,187$74,807$71,082
Fundraising Expense$39,390$33,050$40,902
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.001.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%82%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%6%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$563,232$515,607$519,953
Current Assets$273,934$236,904$236,328
Long-Term Liabilities$197,434$205,356$212,948
Current Liabilities$7,937$7,608$7,194
Total Net Assets$357,861$302,643$299,811
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities34.5131.1432.85
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets35%40%41%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and Corporations $375,835Foundations and Corporations $315,690Contributions, Gifts & Grants $459,370
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $175,633Fundraising Events $171,668Fundraising Events $179,444
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $167,568Contributions, Gifts and Grants $108,023Other Income $350
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018
Organization Comments Morning Star Sanctuary continues to face challenges in making sure that we have the resources for program support through adequate funding.  For us, 2015 was a year when it was very hard to get grant awards and to raise as many monies as we needed through our special events. We realize that many non-profits are facing the same difficulties, and that the number of organizations seeking funds is growing. However, we specialize in matters of Domestic Violence, and while grants are more competitive than ever before, we feel that we offer services that are badly needed in the community. While we work hard to grow our donor base, we will continue to write grants to support the work we do. Financial Comments
Financial figures are taken from the audit.
Financial documents prepared by Mullins, Clemmons & Mayes, PLLC.
Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 8/2/17.
Nonprofit Morning Star Sanctuary
Address P.O. Box 568
Madison, TN 37116 0568
Primary Phone (615) 860-5212
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Randy Butler
Board Chair Mrs. Linda Johnston
Board Chair Company Affiliation Real Estate Broker ommunity Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 2002

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