RMR will operate an on-site private, Christian academy for all ranch children, PreK – 12th grades. Using an integrated and experiential (hands-on) approach, combined with traditional academics and Georgia’s core curriculum requirements, each child will work according to their highest level of ability.
We have located a property of interest which is a working ranch and has the potential to be self-sustaining. There are multiple homes on the property as well as a number of structures and buildings that could facilitate the ranch, the support staff, the school and space for the development of future family housing. Once funds are received, we will make an offer to purchase.
In Loving memory of
Chief Pete Duran
Standards for Stewardship
Standard 1 – Governance
Rescue Mission Ranch (RMR) shall be governed by a responsible Board of Directors of not less than five appointed individuals, a majority of whom shall be independent, which shall meet at least semiannually to establish policy and review its accomplishments.
Standard 2 – Financial Oversight
RMR will prepare complete and accurate financial statements. For annual cash contributions of $3 million or more, RMR will submit an annual audit performed by an independent certified public accounting (CPA) firm in accordance with U.S. generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) with its financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). ECFA policies allow for CPA reviewed financial statements for organizations with annual cash contributions of $2-$3 million and a CPA compiled financial statement for those organizations below $2 million. The compiled or reviewed financial statements must be prepared in conformity with either U.S. GAAP or the modified cash basis of accounting including fixed assets and depreciation. The board or a committee consisting of a majority of independent members shall review the annual financial statements and maintain direct communication between the board and the independent certified public accountants. The Board of Directors shall be apprised of any material weaknesses in internal control or other significant risks.
Standard 3 – Use of Resources and Compliance with Laws
The Board of Directors (BOD) shall exercise the management and financial controls necessary to provide reasonable assurance that all resources are used in a responsible manner and in conformity with applicable laws and regulations.
Standard 4 – Transparency
A copy of RMR’s current financial statements will be made available, upon written request made to the BOD. The financial statements required to comply with Standard 3 must be disclosed under this Standard.
Standard 5 – Compensation-Setting and Related-Party Transactions
Compensation for RMR employees and/or staff will be set by the BOD in a manner that demonstrates biblical integrity and propriety.
Standard 6 – Stewardship of Charitable Gifts
RMR shall comply with the following standards for fund-raising:
- 6.1 Truthfulness in Communication: All representations of fact, description of the financial condition of RMR or narrative about events must be current, complete, and accurate. References to past activities or events must be appropriately dated.
- 6.2 Giver Expectations and Intent: Giving to RMR is giving to the Lord. RMR will make every effort to honor the giver’s intended use of any charitable gift made, whenever possible. A giver’s intent relates both to what was communicated in the appeal and to any instructions accompanying the gift if accepted by RMR. Appeals must not create unrealistic donor expectations of what a donor’s gift will actually accomplish within the limits of the ministry of RMR.
- 6.3 Charitable Gift Communication: RMR shall provide givers appropriate and timely gift acknowledgments whenever possible.
- 6.4 Acting in the Best Interest of Givers: RMR believes that giving to the Lord is an act of faith and encourages all givers to seek the leadership of Holy Spirit in their giving. RMR will make every effort to avoid knowingly accepting a gift that would place a hardship on the giver or place the giver’s future well-being in jeopardy.
- 6.5 Percentage Compensation for Fund-raisers: Compensation and/or expenses related to fund-raising activities and/or events will be agreed upon by the BOD prior to the commencement of the activity and/or event and shall not exceed 10% of funds raised. 100% of all funds raised, minus expenses, will go to RMR.
Tamar Duran – 505.240.0172
Rescue Mission Ranch – email@example.com