Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of Lake County, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Way of Lake County, Inc.
Address: 330 S. Greenleaf Street
  Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: 847-775-1000
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:United Community Services of Lake County, Inc.
The Northern Lake County Community Chest

Year, State Incorporated: 1966, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Uniting leadership and resources to create lasting change that will improve lives in Lake County. United Way of Lake County achieves this by preparing children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families.

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Way of Lake County, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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United Way of Lake County (UWLC) is preparing our children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families. We are focusing on four key educational programs: Success By 6 Program—prepare for kindergarten; Reading Success Program—read at grade level; Stay in School Program— graduate high school; and the Safe and Stable Families Program—empowering families. UWLC is overcoming reading and educational barriers by reaching children, from preschool through high school, through these key programs. The overall effect and benefits are multiplied by the strong collaboration with agencies and our community partners

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, United Way of Lake County, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Total Program Services 5,277,800
Total Program Expenses: $5,277,800
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Chief Executive : Kristi Long, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Debra Lake
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Principle, Lake Executive Development

Board Size: 29

Paid Staff Size: 29

*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, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,724,500, 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 United Way of Lake County, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Total Public Support 6,724,500
Total Other Revenue 140,200
Total Income $6,864,700


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $6,864,700
Program expenses $5,277,800
Fund raising expenses 930,000
Administrative expenses 497,400
Total expenses $6,705,200
Income in Excess of Expenses 159,500
Beginning net assets 9,320,490
Other Changes in Net Assets (938,310)
Ending net assets 8,541,680
Total liabilities 1,158,421
Total assets $9,700,101

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