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

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

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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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We provide education, support groups, 24-hour a day 800-number, webinars, training, and resource information to more than 30,000 people in Illinois with dementia, their families and caregivers each year; we provide information to an additional 17,500 annually through participation in health fairs.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter's program expenses were:

Patient and family Services 1,877,073
Public Awareness and Education 1,308,584
Public Policy 232,527
Total Program Expenses: $3,418,184
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Chief Executive : Erna E. Colborn, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Scott Perry
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Chief Business Officer, CNO Financial Group, Inc.

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 53

*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, Public events
Fund raising costs were 22% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,434,143, 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, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Special Events 2,757,931
Shared Contributions 1,773,165
Bequests 797,078
Memorials and Tributes 240,055
Corporations 199,435
Individuals 196,739
Unrealized Gains on Investments 172,622
Donated Services and Materials 117,805
Foundations 54,475
Interest and Individual Income 36,056
Government Grants 27,000
Program Services - Education Workshops 22,226
Other Grants 6,165
Miscellaneous 3,630
Realized Losses on Investments -581
Special Events - less expenses -286,569
Total Income $6,117,232


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $6,117,232
Program expenses $3,418,184
Fund raising expenses 740,916
Administrative expenses 325,085
Total expenses $4,484,185
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,633,047
Beginning net assets 2,804,620
Ending net assets 4,437,667
Total liabilities 300,858
Total assets $4,738,525

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