Better Business Bureau Report for
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., Greater Ohio Chapter

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


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., Greater Ohio Chapter
Address: 12930 Chippewa Rd
  Brecksville, OH 44141
Phone: 440-717-0183
888-665-8787
Web Address: http://www.lupusgreaterohio.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter, Inc.

Year, State Incorporated: 1977, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, and advocacy.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., Greater Ohio Chapter (LFAGOC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter continued the expansion of its programs and services to include the entire state of Ohio this year. As three Ohio LFA chapters closed their doors in the last 18 months this chapter was left with the responsibilities of meeting the needs of all those affected by lupus in Ohio. Now in all 88 counties we have direct patient services and indirect services. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all those affected through programs of research, education, support, and advocacy. Our goal is to educate the patient, family, employers, friends, public and medical professionals about lupus as the LFA is the leading source for the latest and most accurate information there is about lupus in the world. This includes educational seminars, one on one patient navigation, new patient classes, support groups, newsletters, hot news, Health Talks via telephone or web, website presence and our social networking presence and much more. We provided direct services to over 10,000 people through these programs. As we grow we plan to expand our services in the Cleveland area and throughout the state.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, LFAGOC's program expenses were:

  
Program Expenses 321,190
Total Program Expenses: $321,190
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Suzanne Tierney, President/CEO
Compensation*: 
$59,500

Chair of the Board: Maria Woyma
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic -Program Coordinator

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 9

*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, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, radio, grant proposals, internet, membership, Third Party Fundraisers
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $389,317, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on LFAGOC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Fundraising 155,117
Contributions-Events 144,206
Grants 44,883
Contributions 36,562
Membership 8,265
Misc 284
Interest Income 24
Total Income $389,341


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $389,341
Program expenses $321,190
Fund raising expenses 57,283
Administrative expenses 40,346
Total expenses $418,819
Expenses in Excess of Income (29,478)
Beginning net assets 120,355
Other Changes in Net Assets (29,478)
Ending net assets 90,877
Total liabilities 32,690
Total assets $123,567


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