Better Business Bureau Report for
Barrington Area Council on Aging

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Barrington Area Council on Aging
Address: 6000 Garlands Lane, Suite 100
  Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: 847-381-5030
Web Address:
Also known as:BACOA
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1985, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Barrington Area Council on Aging can provide assistance in such areas as: -Information on housing options or in-home care services -Meals with Wheels -Counsel on insurance, benefits and Medicare Part D -Support and education groups for seniors and caregivers -Activities and programs for active seniors -A day respite program for older adults -Educational programs and services for the community on issues related to aging

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Evaluation Conclusions


Barrington Area Council on Aging meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Barrington Area Council on Aging strives to create a continuous circle of care, with people helping people across generations. They touch the old and the young; the frail, the active, and those caring for others. Their services and programs help older adults maintain a quality of life that matches their needs, their wants and their abilities. Most BACOA services are free or on a sliding-fee scale, based on the senior’s financial status.

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, Barrington Area Council on Aging's program expenses were:

Salaries and related taxes 184,723
Trips, outings, and special programs 43,170
Meals with Wheels, meals and supplies 18,808
Insurance 12,733
Lunch programs, meals and supplies 10,685
Software support 5,269
Depreciation and amortization 4,686
Office 3,375
Equipment rental 2,927
Telephone 2,776
Internet Access 2,501
Professional fees 1,800
Bank charges and credit card costs 1,778
Postage 1,628
Utilities 1,141
Dues 1,036
Education and training 899
Employee travel 567
Publications 147
Direct mail
Advertising and promotional
Total Program Expenses: $300,649
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Chief Executive : Joyce Palmquist, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Julie Parsons
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Allstate Insurance Co

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 8

*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, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $450,896, 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 Barrington Area Council on Aging's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Grants 218,016
Special Events 141,816
Investment Income 76,725
Program Revenue 75,638
Barrington United Way 50,914
Government 40,150
Other Income 43
Less: costs of direct benfit to donors -42,966
Total Income $560,336


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 65%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 28% 

Total income $560,336
Program expenses $300,649
Fund raising expenses 31,564
Administrative expenses 132,466
Total expenses $464,679
Income in Excess of Expenses 95,657
Beginning net assets 987,777
Ending net assets 1,083,434
Total liabilities 29,478
Total assets $1,112,912

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