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The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Serving the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers

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four stars

90.46

416 Lincoln Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15209
tel: (800) 967-9296   Web Site
EIN: 23-7123851

Board Leadership
Christi Kolarcik
Board President

CEO
Ryan Reczek
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.46 four stars
  Financial 92.19 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter was founded in 1982 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. Our Chapter provides services and support to persons living with ALS, caregivers, families, and healthcare providers in 31 counties in central and western Pennsylvania. The ALS Association National Office and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter operates under a shared mission: To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. We work together to accomplish our mission. The Western Pennsylvania Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy.

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter was founded in 1982 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. Our Chapter provides services and support to persons living with ALS, caregivers, families, and healthcare providers in 31 counties in central and western Pennsylvania. The ALS Association National Office and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter operates under a shared mission: To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. We work together to accomplish our mission. The Western Pennsylvania Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy.

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Financial

four stars

92.19

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $589,554
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $657,269
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,246,823
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,246,823
   Other Revenue $-79,774
TOTAL REVENUE $1,167,049
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,101,245
   Administrative Expenses $86,870
   Fundraising Expenses $57,911
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,246,026
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-78,977
   
Net Assets $1,041,780

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$92,321 7.40% Merritt Spier Executive Director

Mission

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter was founded in 1982 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. Our Chapter provides services and support to persons living with ALS, caregivers, families, and healthcare providers in 31 counties in central and western Pennsylvania. The ALS Association National Office and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter operates under a shared mission: To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. We work together to accomplish our mission. The Western Pennsylvania Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 90.46 four stars
The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter (PA) 86.15 three stars
The ALS Association, St. Louis Chapter (MO) 95.43 four stars
The ALS Association Georgia Chapter (GA) 96.04 four stars
The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter (CT) 88.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter
416 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
tel: (800) 967-9296
fax: (412) 821-3549
EIN: 23-7123851

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Board Leadership

Christi Kolarcik
Board President

CEO

Ryan Reczek
Executive Director