Better Business Bureau Report for
One Hope United - Northern Region

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: One Hope United - Northern Region
Address: 215 N Milwaukee Ave
  Lake Villa, IL 60601
Phone: 847-245-6500
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1895, Illinois
Affiliates: American Baptist Churches
Stated Purpose: One Hope United looks to protect children from child abuse or neglect, strengthens their families, and prepare them for the future.

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Evaluation Conclusions


One Hope United - Northern Region meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The organization provides prevention, intervention, counseling and child development programs.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, One Hope United - Northern Region's program expenses were:

Program Services 44,580,363
Total Program Expenses: $44,580,363
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Chief Executive : Bill A. Gillis, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Thomas Quarles
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: attorney

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 700

*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, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $33,953,253, 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 One Hope United - Northern Region's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Dept. of Children and Family Services - Illinois 18,860,692
Florida case management services 8,263,136
Dept of Human Services - Illinois 7,622,098
Program service fees 6,153,934
Other gov funding 5,638,935
Net assets released from restrictions 4,569,399
Contributions and bequests 1,154,253
Investment Income 1,055,166
Ounce of prevention 1,011,948
Misc 638,515
United Way agencies 358,710
In-kind contributions 318,565
Farm Income 100,184
Rental Income 75,778
Total Income $55,821,313


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 8%  Other Expenses: Less than 1%

Total income $55,821,313
Program expenses $44,580,363
Fund raising expenses 583,069
Administrative expenses 3,677,854
Other Expenses 172,276
Total expenses $49,013,562
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,807,751
Beginning net assets 23,930,325
Ending net assets 26,779,687
Total liabilities 8,372,194
Total assets $35,151,881

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