Better Business Bureau Report for
Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2012

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: Cardinal Ritter Senior Services
Address: 7601 Watson Road
  St. Louis , MO 63119
Phone: 314-961-8000
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1966, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to provide services to improve the quality of life for senior adults by promoting and providing social, health, and housing programs and services in St. Louis City and County as well as in St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin and Warren Counties."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (CRSS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Adult Day Care, Residential Care Facilities, Core Social Services, Title V, Homemaker Program, Volunteer Program, Mary Queen and Mother Center, Mother of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Life, and Housing Management.

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

Programs 29,525,004
Total Program Expenses: $29,525,004
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Chief Executive : Sister Suzanne Wesley , Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Rosemary Fairhead
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Senior Portfolio Manager, US Bank

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 570

*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
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $19,124,871, 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 CRSS's audited financial statements - combined for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Elderly and Congregate Services Revenue 19,011,413
Net Rent Revenue 9,493,869
Other Revenue 3,566,065
Financial Revenue 113,458
Total Income $32,184,805


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 90%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $32,184,805
Program expenses $29,525,004
Fund raising expenses 263,794
Administrative expenses 3,098,863
Total expenses $32,887,661
Expenses in Excess of Income (702,856)
Beginning net assets 30,121,501
Ending net assets 31,191,011
Total liabilities 35,550,916
Total assets $66,741,927

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