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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois
Phone: (618) 398-3162
Address: 2726 Frank Scott Parkway West
Belleville, IL 62223
Website: www.bbbsil.org
Report Expiration Date: January 7, 2016
Original Business Start Date: January 1990
Principal: Barbara Cempura, President & CEO
Type of Business: Charity - Children & Youth
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

"To help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Programs

Mentoring (school and community based)- This includes counseling, sexual abuse prevention training, group activities, volunteer education, and referrals.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois' program expenses were:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program:$497,568
 
Total Program Expenses:$497,568

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Barbara Cempura, President & CEO
CEO Compensation:$63,000
Chair of the Board:Ron Hodgkins
Board Size:17
Paid Staff Size:16 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, direct mail, print advertisements

Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $483,107, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)


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.


Financial

According to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois' Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2013:

Income
 Grants$47,032
  Local tax funds- Community Mental Health Act (708)$77,455
  Contributions$96,446
  Fundraising$296,135
  United Way$43,495
 Total Income:$560,563
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
 Programs:$497,568 79.12%
 Fund Raising:$68,046 10.82%
 Administrative:$63,295 10.06%
 Total Expenses:$628,909
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-68,346
Ending Net Assets:$-134,984
Total Assets$14,822
Total Liabilities$149,806

Report as of August 2, 2015 11:57
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