Better Business Bureau Report for
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter
Address: 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 800
  Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 847-933-2413
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes. Today, the Greater Illinois Chapter serves the more than a half million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease throughout our chapter area, including 210,000 people with the disease.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter's program expenses were:

Salaries and Wages 1,791,900
Payroll Taxes and other employee benefits 458,115
Occupancy/utilities/insurance 347,374
Printing and publications/newsletter 105,724
Telephone 86,448
Outside/ Contract Labor 77,422
Advertising/publicity/promotion 66,915
Donated Services, materials and advertising 61,800
Travel 56,010
Office supplies 46,625
Equipment Rental and maintenance 33,962
Conferences, conventions and meetings 31,754
Depreciation and amortization 29,555
Interest/ Bank charges 20,544
Postage 19,643
Accounting Fees 16,600
Staff Development 5,564
Books/library purchases 5,158
Grants 3,618
Miscellaneous 1,083
Total Program Expenses: $3,265,814
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Chief Executive : Erna E Colborn, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Paul Caponigri
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CFO, Diversified CPC Intl.

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 48

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $5,739,078, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Grants 3,384,283
Special Events 2,354,795
Program Services-education shops 83,430
Interest and dividend income 21,595
Unrealized gains on investments 2,791
Sales of Books and materials 643
Miscellaeneous 155
Less Special event expenses -257,845
Total Income $5,589,847


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $5,589,847
Program expenses $3,265,814
Fund raising expenses 753,692
Administrative expenses 342,011
Total expenses $4,361,517
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,228,330
Beginning net assets 1,589,146
Other Changes in Net Assets (14,302,600)
Ending net assets 2,817,476
Total liabilities 314,480
Total assets $3,131,956

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