Better Business Bureau Report for
Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC.

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 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: Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC.
Address: 201 IL RT 64, PO BOX 85
  Lanark, IL 61046
Phone: 815-493-2321
Web Address: http://rhpcinc.com/
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1976, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The foundation has identified over 100 individuals with disabilities who need and would benefit from these services. It is the foundation's overall purpose and goal to help these Carroll County citizens have the opportunity for appropriate work and recreational opportunities in order to lead a more meaningful, productive and fulfilling life.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. does not meet the following 7 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 3: Frequency and Attendance of Board Meetings - An organization shall have a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of the full governing body with a majority in attendance, with face-to-face participation. A conference call of the full board can substitute for one of the three meetings of the governing body. For all meetings, alternative modes of participation are acceptable for those with physical disabilities.

Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. does not meet this Standard because:

  • The board of directors did not hold a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings in the past fiscal year.

Standard 4: Compensated Board Members - Not more than one or 10% (whichever is greater) directly or indirectly compensated person(s) serving as voting member(s) of the board. Compensated members shall not serve as the board's chair or treasurer.

Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. does not meet this Standard because:

  • The paid chief executive officer also serves as the chair of the board of directors.
  • The chair of the board is compensated either directly or indirectly.

Standard 6: Board Policy on Effectiveness - Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. does not meet this Standard because:

  • The board of directors does not have a written policy stating that, at least every two years, an appraisal be done assessing the organization’s performance and effectiveness and determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Standard 7: Board Approval of Written Report on Effectiveness - Submit to the organization's governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. does not meet this Standard because:

  • It has never completed an effectiveness assessment.

Standard 13: Accuracy of Expenses in Financial Statements - Accurately report the charity's expenses, including any joint cost allocations, in its financial statements. For example, audited or unaudited statements which inaccurately claim zero fund raising expenses or otherwise understate the amount a charity spends on fund raising, and/or overstate the amount it spends on programs will not meet this standard.

Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. does not meet this Standard because its audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013:

  • Reports the organization had no administrative expenses.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. does not meet this standard because the most recent annual report did not include:

  • A roster of the board of directors
  • Total income.
  • Total program expenses.
  • Total expenses for each program in the same categories that appear in the organization’s financial statements.
  • Total fund raising expenses.
  • Total administrative expenses.
  • Total end of year net assets.

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.

Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. does not meet this Standard because the organization's website, http://rhpcinc.com/, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • The organization’s mission statement.
  • A summary of program service accomplishments.
  • A roster of the board of directors.
  • Total income.
  • Total program expenses.
  • Total fund raising expenses.
  • Total administrative expenses.
  • End of year net assets.
  • 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 governance and oversight, finances, solicitation materials, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 7Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 9, 12, 14, 15, 18, and 19.
Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. meets the remaining 6 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Rolling Hills Progress Center is an industrialized workshop for the developmentally disabled. They function as a light manufacturing company emphasizing completing assembly and packaging contracts for the government as well as commercial industries. Rolling Hills Progress Center is incorporated as a not-for-profit agency under the statutes of the State of Illinois and is governed by a volunteer board of directors who, as concerned and responsible citizens, guide and oversee the overall policies, financial status and operations of the agency.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC.Rolling Hills Progress Center, INC. 's program expenses were:

  
Consumable supplies 1,879,468
Employees's salaries and wages 1,037,818
Individuals' salaries, wages and fringe benefits 296,240
Employees' fringe benefits 194,400
Local transportation 129,747
Occupancy 58,793
other program expenses 3,021
Non-capitalized equipment 2,069
Specific assistance to individuals 233
Total Program Expenses: $3,601,789
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Peter R Hermes, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$

Chair of the Board: board of directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: executive director

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 150

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:


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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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Financial

              

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Source of Funds  
Contracting, sub-contract or warehouse 3,012,362
Program Service Fees 591,587
Grants 112,320
other sources 111,986
Sales of goods or services 24,561
Contributions 5,647
Investment Income 3,693
Total Income $3,862,156


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 100%    Administrative: 0 

Total income $3,862,156
Program expenses $3,601,789
Fund raising expenses 0
Administrative expenses 0
Total expenses $4,148,818
Expenses in Excess of Income (286,662)
Beginning net assets 2,457,864
Other Changes in Net Assets 286,662
Ending net assets 2,171,202
Total liabilities 128,793
Total assets $2,299,995


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