Financial Accountability

Daughters of Destiny is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and is  a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization that depends on the financial support of donors and volunteers giving of their time and energy for working with incarcerated females in the name of Jesus.

The organization is governed by a responsible Board of Directors meeting regularly to review ministry activity and expenses, to chart future direction, plus review and approve budgets. Board members serve three-year terms on a voluntary basis. All Board members are also financial donors to Daughters of Destiny.

Daughters of Destiny employs four full-time staff members: Annie Goebel, President, who leads volunteers in ministry plus program oversight, and then three administrative personnel. The founder and CEO, Mel Goebel, is a full-time volunteer who oversees organizational direction and fundraising, and draws no compensation from Daughters of Destiny.

All information about donors is strictly confidential and never shared or communicated outside of Daughters of Destiny Executive staff. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Donors receive an annual statement verifying their total donation for that year. We communicate with donors only the type of ministry information they request in the form and frequency they select. Requests to change or cease communications are promptly implemented.

Annual financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Copies of our current financial statements are available upon request.

All funds received are disbursed in prudent and timely ways; at least 85 percent as designated by the donor for ministry activity and no more than 15 percent toward fundraising expenses. If and when designated contributions exceed immediate needs, surplus funds are used to respond to similar opportunities. Undesignated funds are used where most needed for present ministry opportunities and occasionally expansion. Daughters of Destiny operates on funds received.  We do not take loans to sustain ministry activity nor retain large deposits of funds except for clearly defined capital development programs, when necessary to respond to ministry opportunities.