Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of Will County

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Way of Will County
Address: 54 N. Ottawa Street Suite 300
  Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: 815-723-2500
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:United Crusade of Will County

Year, State Incorporated: 1935, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of the Will County Community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Way of Will County meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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United Way of Will County raises funds typicallly from corporations, organizations and individuals through workplace United Way Campaigns as well as securing corporate and association contributions. United Way of Will County allocates/distributes funds to local not-for-profit human service organizations based upon need and community impact. United Way of Will County participates in many community buidling, planning and problem solving coalitions and organzations to enhance the quality of life for the reisdents of Will County.

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

Agency Allocations 2,736,790
Compensation 145,863
Donated Labor 60,670
Employee Benefits 54,135
Occupancy 17,264
Consumable Supplies 10,826
Travel and meetings 7,881
Professional fees and consultants 4,453
Insurance 3,696
Dues 3,309
Other 2,008
Total Program Expenses: $3,046,895
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Chief Executive : Michael D. Hennessy, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Kathy Slattery
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Dean of Student Services

Board Size: 20

Paid Staff Size: 5

*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, United Way Workplace Campaigns
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,163,935, 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 Will County's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Campaign Support 3,572,476
Allocation from other campaigns 303,841
In-kind Donations 122,562
Fundraising Events 97,696
MAPP Project 56,610
Southwest Suburban Philanthropic Network 9,345
Realized Invement Income 3,075
Joliet Alliance for Youth 1,405
Prior year pledge adjustments -54,540
Estimated Uncollectible pledges -130,000
Desginations to other agencies -222,659
Total Income $3,759,811


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 5%  Other Expenses: 2%

Total income $3,759,811
Program expenses $3,046,895
Fund raising expenses 248,092
Administrative expenses 168,422
Other Expenses 80,204
Total expenses $3,543,613
Income in Excess of Expenses 216,198
Beginning net assets 2,998,148
Ending net assets 3,214,346
Total liabilities 215,400
Total assets $3,429,746

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