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Les Turner ALS Foundation

Hope and help for people with ALS

three stars

84.96

5550 West Touhy Avenue Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077
tel: (847) 679-3311   Web Site
EIN: 36-2916466

Board Leadership
Ken Hoffman
President

CEO
Andrea Pauls Backman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.96 three stars
  Financial 78.74 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1977, the Les Turner Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation is one of the nation's largest independent Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) organizations and has raised more than $60 million to fight ALS, also know as Lou Gehrig's disease. The Les Turner ALS Foundation's mission supports: medical research into the cause, treatment and cure of ALS; clinical and support services for patients and families living with ALS; and dissemination of information about the disease. The Foundation serves more than 600 patients annually and its membership is comprised of people living with ALS (PALS), their friends and families, healthcare professionals, researchers and corporate leaders.

Established in 1977, the Les Turner Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation is one of the nation's largest independent Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) organizations and has raised more than $60 million to fight ALS, also know as Lou Gehrig's disease. The Les Turner ALS Foundation's mission supports: medical research into the cause, treatment and cure of ALS; clinical and support services for patients and families living with ALS; and dissemination of information about the disease. The Foundation serves more than 600 patients annually and its membership is comprised of people living with ALS (PALS), their friends and families, healthcare professionals, researchers and corporate leaders.

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Financial

two stars

78.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Les Turner ALS Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Les Turner ALS Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 84.96 three stars
ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter (MN) 89.98 three stars
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 92.85 four stars
The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter (MD) 85.47 three stars
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,021,731
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,842,816
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,868
Total Contributions $2,901,415
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,901,415
   Other Revenue $-603,970
TOTAL REVENUE $2,297,445
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,095,558
   Administrative Expenses $310,919
   Fundraising Expenses $221,838
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,628,315
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-330,870
   
Net Assets $1,311,715

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grants $2,095,558 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 84.96 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.97 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.48 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 96.93 four stars
2014-12 09/01/2015 95.83 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 94.97 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2014 94.54 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 96.90 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2012 89.40 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.20 three stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 77.13 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.77 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 66.85 one star
2008-12 11/01/2009 76.66 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 81.23 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 93.06 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 85.00 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 96.09 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 97.85 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2916466
Name in IRS Master File LES TURNER AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,000 6.65% Andrea Pauls Backman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 84.96 three stars
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 91.93 four stars
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 96.66 four stars
The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter (CT) 90.51 four stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Les Turner ALS Foundation
5550 West Touhy Avenue
Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077
tel: (847) 679-3311
fax: (847) 679-9109
EIN: 36-2916466

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Board Leadership

Ken Hoffman
President

CEO

Andrea Pauls Backman
Executive Director

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