Better Business Bureau Report for
Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2013

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: Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois
Address: 8601 West Main Street
  Belleville, IL 62223
Phone: 618-394-5900
Web Address:
Also known as:Catholic Social Services
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Catholic Social Service
Catholic Charities of Southern Illinois

Year, State Incorporated: 1947, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to be a visible expression of God's love by responding to the human needs of people of Southern Illinois by promoting a just and caring community for men, women, and children from all backgrounds."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois (CSSSIL) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Foster Care, Emergency Shelter, Senior Employment, and Family Counseling.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, CSSSIL's program expenses were:

Foster Care 6,920,726
Emergency Shelter 1,552,793
Senior Employment 832,837
Counseling 566,941
Fox River 373,495
Adoption 226,152
Advocacy and Referral 11,496
Total Program Expenses: $10,484,440
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Chief Executive : Gary Huelsman, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Stephen McGlynn
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney, Former Judge

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 170

*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, Newsletters, Annual Reports, Christian Service Award
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $10,519,346, 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 CSSSIL's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Grants and contracts 9,877,114
Program service fees 1,009,814
Contributions 547,512
Fundraising 94,720
Investments 27,452
Net assets released from restrictions 18,817
Miscellaneous income 1,065
Total Income $11,576,494


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $11,576,494
Program expenses $10,484,440
Fund raising expenses 100,794
Administrative expenses 907,377
Total expenses $11,492,611
Income in Excess of Expenses 83,883
Beginning net assets 950,323
Ending net assets 1,025,219
Total liabilities 1,091,887
Total assets $2,117,106

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