Better Business Bureau Report for
Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

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: Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, Inc.
Address: 2222 S 114th St
  West Allis , WI 53227
Phone: 414-571-5566
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Easter Seals Society
Kindcare, Inc.
Easter Seals Southeastern Wisconsin

Year, State Incorporated: 1943, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin provides services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Birth to Three –supports infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities through special education, physical, occupational and speech therapies. Autism Therapy –Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy offers intensive, intervention therapy to modify behavior and build skills for individuals with autism. Respite –offers outings for individuals with disabilities, allowing for respite for families and caregivers. Includes summer camps, after school, and weekend respite programs. Camps –6 and 9-week summer camp experience for ages 7-60 at 4 different locations. Family Services –provides parenting education, basic home management, and resource referrals to parents and children with disabilities who are involved with child welfare intervention services. Sibshops –a therapeutic, recreational program for siblings of children with disabilities. Nurturing Program –evidence-based parenting program for parents with special needs or parents of children with special needs who are at risk for child abuse/neglect. Case Management Unit –assists adults with disabilities and the elderly by ensuring they receive the appropriate level of support needed to live safely and independently in the community. Adult Day Services –supports adults with disabilities in a day care setting. Guardianship –advocates for the best interests of clients through decision-making in the areas of medical, financial, social and personal needs. Recreation –offers year-round recreational programming. Vocational Readiness Training –pre-vocational assessment through discovery process and hands-on training. Community Employment –job search activities, placement, and post-placement support. Advocacy –educates on how to advocate for oneself and others, and addresses current issues in an effort to influence attitudes, change systems, and reduce barriers. Understanding Differences –hands-on program introducing the concepts of diversity, compassion and acceptance of individuals with disabilities.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Supported Employment 3,196,546
Early Intervention 1,692,732
Guardianship & Support Services 1,319,006
Adult Day Services 1,212,840
Recreation, Respite & Outreach 796,696
Other Programs 30,541
Total Program Expenses: $8,248,361
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Chief Executive : Robert Glowacki, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Roger Schaus Jr.
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President, Generac

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 213

*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, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 24% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $976,031, 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 Easter Seals Southeastern Wisconsin's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Program Fees 3,581,091
Commercial Sales 2,810,643
Government Contracts 2,259,115
Donations 976,031
Other Income 65,150
Investment Income -56,338
Total Income $9,635,692


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $9,635,692
Program expenses $8,248,361
Fund raising expenses 230,255
Administrative expenses 819,439
Total expenses $9,298,055
Income in Excess of Expenses 337,637
Beginning net assets 4,810,183
Ending net assets 5,147,820
Total liabilities 1,794,747
Total assets $6,942,567

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