NFP of NOTE: Dads Inc.

Dads Inc.
1449 N. Pennsylvania St.

Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 635-DADS
Fax: (317) 917-2116
Web sites:,
Founded: 2005
Paid employees: one
Highest-paid staff member: Christopher Maples, founder, executive director,
Top volunteers: Jimmy Dulin, volunteer since 2006; Eric Enochs, board secretary

since 2006

Provide support and education for fathers to develop healthy relationships and positive involvement in the lives of their
children. We accomplish this through online networking and activity-based programs that are unique, educational and interactive
that dads and kids participate in together. We work with fathers of all income levels and social backgrounds.

Christopher Maples, founder, executive director

Matthew Pierce, president
T.J. McGovern, vice
Eric Enochs, secretary
Greg Nordhoff, treasurer
Josh DeArmitt
Robert Fanger
Christopher Felts
William Keith Manship
Brose McVey
Amy Pike
Nick Reich
Carrie Schmitt
Ed Stohlman
Spencer Valentine
Eric Vermillion
Matt Zentz

PROGRAMS An online network for local dads with 210 members. Dads
Inc. will use the site as a vehicle for its social media tools, such as
the PapaCast, a video and podcast. The site might be used to deliver
classes. Ad or sponsorship revenue will be used to support Dads Inc.

Cinderella Ball — a father and daughter event: The evening includes a
sit-down dinner, ballroom dance instruction, magician, carriage ride
and appearance by Cinderella and Prince Charming.

Super-Daddy! An early literacy program, where dads read an
age-appropriate comic book, and both dads and kids are encouraged to
dress as their favorite characters. Younger kids create a superhero
costume for their dads. Older kids can draw a comic book. The kids get
a one-year subscription to the comic book to encourage reading.


The Fatherhood Hall of Fame Induction Dinner raises awareness about the
importance of involved fathering and male role models. Dads Inc. honors
a group of fathers who work with or are a positive example to children
in their communities. Raised $24,000 in 2008. The 2009 event will be in
fall, on a date to be announced.

2008 income: $82,515
2008 expenses: $73,988
2008 assets:

2009 projected income: $129,000
2009 projected expenses: $126,400
Fiscal year begins: Jan. 1

2008 income
Special events 19%
Individual donations 20%
Grants 41%
In-kind 20%

2008 expenses

Technology 3%
Fund development 8%
Program 46%
Administration 43%

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.

{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining
{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining Article limit resets in {{ count_down }} days.