Better Business Bureau Report for
Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2014

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection
Address: 800 W. Huron
  Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312-492-9614
Web Address:
Also known as:Cabrini Connections
Tutor/Mentor Connection
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1993, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Cabrini Connections helps economically disadvantaged students succeedd in high scholl & move on to college or a career. They do this by pairing the students with an adult tutor who supports their academic achievment and provides guidance.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Cabrini Connections offers one-on-one tutoring/mentoring for economically disadvantaged 7th through 12 th grade students.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection's program expenses were:

Other salaries and wages 123,476
Occupancy 65,313
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees 33,620
Office expenses 15,729
Insurance 15,458
Program Expenses 15,419
Payroll taxes 13,052
Conferences, conventions, and meetings 9,923
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization 5,301
Interest 3,610
Payroll service 3,541
workshops/TMC training 3,264
Recruitment 2,166
Field Trips 1,114
All other expenses 85
Total Program Expenses: $311,071
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Chief Executive : Steven P. Miller, Executive Director

Highest Paid Executive: El Dasheon Nix,Program Coordinator
Compensation*: $43,000

Chair of the Board: Ray Dowdle, Chairman of The Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Schwarz Paper

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 2

*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, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $287,026, 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 Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 287,026
Other Revenues 47,543
Program Service Revenue 7,995
Total Income $342,564


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $342,564
Program expenses $311,071
Fund raising expenses 40,196
Administrative expenses 15,772
Total expenses $367,039
Expenses in Excess of Income (24,475)
Beginning net assets 25,673
Ending net assets (51)
Total liabilities 95,439
Total assets $95,388

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