Better Business Bureau Report for
Senior Care Volunteer Network

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Senior Care Volunteer Network
Address: 360 Memorial Drive, Suite 140
  Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-3120
Web Address:
Also known as:(Formerly) Faith in Action of McHenry County
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1998, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Their program provides services to insure that seniors can maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life for as long as possible by remaining in their home or in the home of a loved one.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Senior Care Volunteer Network meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Volunteers support SCVN's mission by providing all services at absolutely no charge to the senior. These services include transportation to life-sustaining and life-enriching appointments, friendly visits, short-term respite care as well as minor home repairs and yard work. Last year volunteers drove over 218,000 miles and provided more than 22,000 hours to assist nearly 1,000 local seniors in need.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Senior Care Volunteer Network's program expenses were:

Wages 132,498
Outside services 25,735
Volunteer expenses 25,316
In kind donations 14,121
Payroll taxes 13,611
Rent 13,243
Advertising 9,310
Office supplies 6,673
Professional fees 5,000
Insurance 4,251
Durable medical equipment 3,372
Travel, meals and entertainment 2,885
Telephone 2,539
Utilities 2,231
Dues and subscriptions 1,118
Care receiver expenses 778
Miscellaneous 382
Training 275
Repairs 40
Total Program Expenses: $263,378
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Chief Executive : Sarah J. Ponitz, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Thomas Aquilina
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CEO, Aquilina & Associates, Marketing

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 7

*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, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $325,909, 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 Senior Care Volunteer Network's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Grant Income 214,814
Contributions 74,224
Fundraising 19,018
In-kind contributions 17,853
Vac Partnership 2,022
Interest income 185
Miscellaneous 45
Total Income $328,161


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $328,161
Program expenses $263,378
Fund raising expenses 16,615
Administrative expenses 21,456
Total expenses $301,449
Income in Excess of Expenses 26,712
Beginning net assets 196,415
Ending net assets 223,127
Total liabilities 4,240
Total assets $227,367

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