Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines (Grantmaking)

Les Turner ALS Foundation

Hope and help for people with ALS

three stars

83.84

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 83.84 three stars
  Financial 77.15 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 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.

Financial

two stars

77.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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 -1.9%
  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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,021,731
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,021,731
   Program Service Revenue $36,868
Total Primary Revenue $1,058,599
   Other Revenue $1,238,846
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

Charts

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

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 83.84 three stars
The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter (PA) 92.22 four stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 92.38 four stars
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 92.92 four stars
The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter (NY) 97.66 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Ken Hoffman
President

CEO

Andrea Pauls Backman
Executive Director