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Muscular Dystrophy Association
222 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (800) 572-1717
EIN: 13-1665552

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Board Leadership

R. Rodney Howell


Steven M. Derks
President, CEO

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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Muscular Dystrophy Association

For Strength, Independence & Life

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 74.28 2 stars
  Financial 64.52 1 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth -10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 93.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Muscular Dystrophy Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,996,705
   Federated Campaigns $579,185
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $108,315,636
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $283,164
Total Contributions $135,174,690
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $135,174,690
   Other Revenue $5,196,545
TOTAL REVENUE $140,371,235
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $96,106,348
   Administrative Expenses $12,823,614
   Fundraising Expenses $22,585,760
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,855,513
Net Assets $6,161,280

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$471,134 0.35% Steven Derks President, CEO


Created in 1950, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

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