Better Business Bureau Report for
DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2016


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: DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation
Address: 400 N. County Farm Road
  Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-784-4267
Web Address: www.dpccfoundation.org
Also known as:DPCC Foundation
DPCCF
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1993, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of the DuPage Convalescent Center is to provide quality long term care as well as short term rehabilitative services to DuPage County residents in a professional and cost effective manner.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation does not meet the following 7 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 3: Frequency and Attendance of Board Meetings - An organization shall have a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of the full governing body with a majority in attendance, with face-to-face participation. A conference call of the full board can substitute for one of the three meetings of the governing body. For all meetings, alternative modes of participation are acceptable for those with physical disabilities.

DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation does not meet this Standard because:

  • The board of directors did not hold a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings in the past fiscal year.

Standard 6: Board Policy on Effectiveness - Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation does not meet this Standard because:

  • The board of directors does not have a written policy stating that, at least every two years, an appraisal be done assessing the organization’s performance and effectiveness and determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Standard 11: Financial Statements - Make available to all, on request, complete annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. When total annual gross income exceeds $500,000, these statements should be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $500,000, a review by a certified public accountant is sufficient to meet this standard. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $250,000, an internally produced, complete financial statement is sufficient to meet this standard.

DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation does not meet this Standard because:

  • It states it does not have financial statements that were reviewed by a certified public accountant (CPA). A review is an accounting service providing some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data without the CPA conducting an examination in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).

Standard 13: Accuracy of Expenses in Financial Statements - Accurately report the charity's expenses, including any joint cost allocations, in its financial statements. For example, audited or unaudited statements which inaccurately claim zero fund raising expenses or otherwise understate the amount a charity spends on fund raising, and/or overstate the amount it spends on programs will not meet this standard.

DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation does not meet this Standard because its IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013:

  • Reports the organization had no fund raising expenses.

Standard 14: Budget - Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.

DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation does not meet this Standard because, when the organization provided budget information, it indicated that the budget:

  • Did not identify total projected program service expenses.
  • Did not identify total projected fund raising expenses.
  • Did not identify total projected administrative expenses.

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.

DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation does not meet this Standard because the organization's website, www.dpccfoundation.org, 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.

Standard 18: Privacy for Written Appeals & Internet Privacy - Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight and finances and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 5Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 4, 8, 9, and 10.
DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation meets the remaining 8 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

The center has a total of 360 beds, with approximately 70% occupied by Public Aid recipients and 25% being under the age of 55 years. They are a unique facility that encourages their residents in doing as much as they can, as well as they can for as long as they can. They focus on resident strengths and look for ways to help them feel productive and have meaningful lives.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation's program expenses were:

  
Renovations and Program Support 84,149
Golf Outing/Fall Festival 38,835
Total Program Expenses: $122,984
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Governance

              

Chief Executive :
Compensation*: 

Chair of the Board: Ray Valadez
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Employee, Wild Goose Chasers

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 1

*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, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $185,915, 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 DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Grants 185,915
Other Revenue 43,475
Total Income $229,390


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 93%    Administrative: 7% 

Total income $229,390
Program expenses $122,984
Fund raising expenses
Administrative expenses 8,783
Total expenses $131,767
Income in Excess of Expenses 97,623
Beginning net assets 400,928
Ending net assets 498,550
Total liabilities
Total assets $498,550


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