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Brief introduction to the BBB Consumer Education Foundation.

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Consumer Education Foundation

  1. 1. The Tri-State Better Business Bureau <ul><li>Consumer Education Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Who we are and what we do </li></ul>
  2. 2. WHO? <ul><li>The Tri-State Better Business Bureau Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the Tri-State Better Business Bureau serving an 18 county area. </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHY?        <ul><li>Our consumer education foundation was formed to allow the BBB to expand its commitment to its community beyond traditional BBB activities. The foundation is currently developing services through its four major programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach to underserved populations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charity review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student of Integrity Scholarship program </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Consumer Education <ul><li>Consumers who make wise decisions and protect themselves in an often difficult marketplace at not born, they are made. Through the consumer education program, the BBB Foundation develops and provides educational resources for consumers of all age groups. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Outreach to Underserved Populations <ul><li>The services provided by the Tri-State BBB are of benefit to everyone, but special effort is needed to insure that members of populations that are often targets of fraud or unaware that these services are available. The BBB Foundation will work to increase awareness and use of the BBB’s free public services through targeted information dissemination. Where special needs are identified, special programs will be developed to aid populations at risk such as seniors and young people. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Charity Review <ul><li>The Foundation assists the public in making wise charitable giving decisions by providing reports on local charities based on the BBB Wise Giving 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. These standards cover programming, fiscal spending, fund raising and governance practices of the charity. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>In January 2007, the BBB announced a new scholarship competition program to honor high school students in the area who personify ethics through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. </li></ul><ul><li>All high schools within the BBB 18 county service area are invited to submit applications. These are judged by an independent panel of volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>The BBB also offers in-school presentations. “In Pursuit of Ethics” is an interactive video introducing scenarios that require students to problem solve in order to make ethical decisions. </li></ul>Student of Integrity Scholarship program
  8. 8. <ul><li>Your contribution to the Tri-State Better Business Bureau Foundation (501(c)-3) will help the BBB continue in its role as a trusted neutral third party and impartial information provider. Your contribution is tax deductible as a charitable contribution. </li></ul>Tri-State Better Business Bureau Foundation, Inc. 5401 Vogel Rd., Suite 410 Evansville, IN 47715 www.evansville.bbb.org/consumereducation
  9. 9. THANK YOU! <ul><li>Your support will allow the Foundation to advance its services and will provide direct and immediate benefit to a broad cross section of the community by helping them avoid painful victimization and by empowering them to make knowledgeable choices in the marketplace. </li></ul>

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