Better Business Bureau Report for
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
Address: 400 E Illinois Road
  Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847-283-0908
Web Address:
Also known as:GLASA
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1999, Illinois
Stated Purpose: To promote and support the optimal development and well being of youth and adults who have a primary physical or visual impairment through the provision of inclusive recreational, fitness and competitive sports activities and to offer opportunities for empowerment through education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association believes that the quality of life should never be limited by a physical or visual impairment. They believe that it is possible to remove boundaries, elevate expectations, fulfill dreams, enhance self-worth and empower individuals with disabilities in competitive and recreational sports.

For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2014, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Cindy Housner, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Beth DeRosier
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Senior Manager, Crate and Barrel

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 9

*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, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $663,999, 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 Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
In-Kind Contributions of Goods and Services 267,724
Special Events 222,997
Foundation and Corporate Grants 156,281
Net Assets Released from Restrictions 137,516
Program Fees 102,259
Individual Contributions 16,997
Interest Income 14
Gain (Loss) on Sale of Assets -1,950
Total Income $901,838


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 93%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $901,838
Program expenses $786,637
Fund raising expenses 18,051
Administrative expenses 41,561
Total expenses $846,249
Income in Excess of Expenses 55,589
Beginning net assets 237,361
Ending net assets 292,950
Total liabilities 53,123
Total assets $346,073

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