Better Business Bureau Report for
Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin, Inc.
Address: 1812 Brackett Ave.
Suite 5
  Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-834-4455
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Our program service activities are divided into two categories, client services and community education. In client services, we do case management which is coordinating, monitoring, or providing multiple assistance to individuals or families with epilepsy to help them live independently in their community. We also counsel and educate families about epilepsy and related psychosocial issues in order t resolve challenges and concerns about epilepsy and related issues. WE also facilitate support groups to increase social skills and self confidence. In community education we provide information, offer trainings about epilepsy, and do community awareness to help the public understand what epilepsy is.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Development and Grants 57,174
Client Services 28,615
Client Education 15,380
Total Program Expenses: $101,169
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Chief Executive : Rick Wallin, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Angela Stombaugh
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Assistant Nursing Professor - U.W. Eau Claire

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 3

*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, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 28% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $152,692, 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 Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 46,640
Special Events 42,773
Wisconsin Department of Health Services 25,044
United Way Agencies 21,903
In-Kind Donations 16,332
Program Service Fees 7,150
Miscellaneous 229
Total Income $160,071


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 66%  Fund Raising: 28%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $160,071
Program expenses $101,169
Fund raising expenses 43,453
Administrative expenses 8,674
Total expenses $153,296
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,775
Beginning net assets 40,373
Ending net assets 47,148
Total liabilities
Total assets $47,148

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