Better Business Bureau Report for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

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


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Address: 560 W. Lake St.
  Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312-207-5600
Web Address: www.bbbschgo.org
Also known as:BBBSMC
Big Brothers Big Sisters
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1967, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago's mission is to empower at-risk youth by providing high impact one-to-one mentoring that enables lifelong success.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago's program expenses were:

  
SALARIES 1,277,485
OCCUPANCY 147,159
PROGRAM EVENTS 130,313
PAYROLL TAXES 101,114
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 85,545
INSURANCE 71,931
PROGRAM TRANSPORTATION 58,478
PROFESSIONAL FEES 47,997
TRAVEL 44,727
PROGRAM SNACKS AND SUPPLIES 31,395
BACKGROUND CHECKS 26,755
EQUIPMENT EXPENSE 25,982
DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION 25,528
ANNUAL DUES 14,008
COMMUNICATIONS 13,217
TRAINING AND MEETINGS 8,760
OFFICE SUPPLIES 8,488
401(K) EPLOYER MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS 7,095
BANK CHARGES 7,036
RECRUITMENT/MARKETING 6,332
POSTAGE AND SHIPPING 5,635
PRINTING EXPENSE 4,839
INTEREST 2,096
MISCELLANEOUS 317
Total Program Expenses: $2,152,232
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Arthur G. Mollenhauer, CEO
Compensation*: 
$85,025

Highest Paid Executive: Jeremy Foster,Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Compensation*: $85,818

Chair of the Board: Mark Kaufman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President

Board Size: 39

Paid Staff Size: 41

*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, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,589,241, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
CORPORATIONS 668,910
INDIVIDUALS 652,166
SPECIAL EVENTS 529,546
FOUNDATIONS 463,273
BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER OF AMERICA 413,370
GRANTS 161,317
CONTRIBUTIONS IN-KIND 76,549
UNITED WAY 42,267
PRGRAM RELATED EVENTS 37,480
PROGRAM SERVICE FEE 10,611
INTEREST INCOME 460
Total Income $3,055,949


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 8%  Other Expenses: Less than 1%

Total income $3,055,949
Program expenses $2,152,232
Fund raising expenses 392,485
Administrative expenses 229,443
Other Expenses 12,578
Total expenses $2,786,738
Income in Excess of Expenses 269,211
Beginning net assets 718,785
Ending net assets 987,996
Total liabilities 276,528
Total assets $1,264,524


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