Better Business Bureau Report for
Maryville Academy

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

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Maryville Academy
Address: 1150 N. River Road
  Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-294-1999
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2007, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Maryville’s mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Maryville Academy does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

Maryville Academy does not meet this standard because the most recent annual report did not include:

  • A roster of the board of directors

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Maryville Academy does not meet this Standard because the organization's website, , does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • Total income.
  • Total program expenses.
  • Total fund raising expenses.
  • Total administrative expenses.
  • End of year net assets.
  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.
Maryville Academy meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Maryville is a child care organization rooted in Catholic social teaching and dedicated to the preservation of the dignity of children at every age.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Maryville Academy's program expenses were:

Program Expense 38,740,380
Total Program Expenses: $38,740,380
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Chief Executive : Sister Catherine Ryan, CEO

Highest Paid Executive: Shiraz Butt,Medical Director
Compensation*: $296,159

Chair of the Board: Richard A. Devine
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 590

*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, planned giving arrangements, membership
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $8,467,679, 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 Maryville Academy's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Medical Program - Revenue 14,205,523
Total Residential Treatment-Revenue 13,502,253
Total Shelter Care-Revenue 3,484,487
Recreation/Education/Outreach - Revenue 3,052,744
Program and Supporting Services - Support 2,231,364
Total Specialized Programs-Revenue 2,213,111
Other 659,827
Total Specialized Progrms-Support 650,606
Recreation/Education/Outreach - Support 174,753
Total Residential Treatment-Support 138,010
Medical Progam - Support 6,536
Total Shelter Care-Support 555
Total Income $40,319,769


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 4%  Other Expenses: 2%

Total income $40,319,769
Program expenses $38,740,380
Fund raising expenses 972,292
Administrative expenses 1,593,936
Other Expenses 988,433
Total expenses $42,295,041
Expenses in Excess of Income (1,975,272)
Beginning net assets 74,767,381
Ending net assets 72,132,282
Total liabilities 8,170,730
Total assets $80,303,012

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