Better Business Bureau Report for
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 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: Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
Address: 901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500
  Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: 630-620-2222
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1951, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To create opportunities that empower people with disabilities to reach, grow, and achieve.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

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.

Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities 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:

  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.
In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s finances and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following Standard for Charity Accountability: 14.
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Since 1950 Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities has been supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities live enriched lives. Today RGA serves more than 2,300 children and adults at more than 40 locations right here in your community, providing developmental, recreational, residential, respite and vocational servcies.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board: Michael Komoll
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Senior Litigation Counsel, CNA

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 404

*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
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $17,977,216, 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 Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Illinois Department of Human Services 9,403,509
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services 6,482,552
Client fees 3,015,821
Donations 1,208,723
Other government awards 512,235
Management fees 255,826
Corporate and Foundation grants 196,838
In-kind donations 173,359
Interest 132,540
Dividends 18,064
Net gain on sale of property and equipment 9,771
Net gain on investments 2,536
Other 15
Total Income $21,411,789


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $21,411,789
Program expenses $18,512,491
Fund raising expenses 335,083
Administrative expenses 2,355,170
Total expenses $21,202,744
Income in Excess of Expenses 209,045
Beginning net assets 13,520,672
Ending net assets 13,729,717
Total liabilities 7,852,497
Total assets $21,582,214

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