Better Business Bureau Report for
St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 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: St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled
Address: 1187 Corporate Lake Drive, #100
  St. Louis , MO 63132
Phone: 314-989-1188
Web Address:
Also known as:St. Louis Society for Children and Adults with Physical Disabilities
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1938, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to meet the needs of the community by empowering people with physical disabilities through unique and innovative support, recreation, transportation, and advocacy."

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Evaluation Conclusions


St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled (SLSPD) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Out and About Program, Socialization Program, and Sports Camp.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, SLSPD's program expenses were:

Out & About 568,629
Sports Camp 65,454
After School 60,385
Youth Recreation 54,901
Adult Recreation 32,395
Total Program Expenses: $781,764
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Chief Executive : Karen Schuster, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Gary Siegel
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney, Siegel Poger, LLC

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 26

*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 32% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $387,564, 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 SLSPD's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Government payments- programs services 560,350
United Way 140,468
Contributions 117,226
Special events 86,455
Investment income 53,002
Donated goods and facilities 43,396
Program fees 16,245
Miscellaneous income 174
Bequests from estates 19
Total Income $1,017,335


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $1,017,335
Program expenses $781,764
Fund raising expenses 122,637
Administrative expenses 44,651
Total expenses $949,052
Income in Excess of Expenses 68,283
Beginning net assets 869,219
Ending net assets 937,502
Total liabilities 30,395
Total assets $967,897

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