Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Les Turner ALS Foundation

Care Community Cure

three stars

85.71

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

Board Leadership
Ken Hoffman
Board Chair

CEO
Andrea Pauls Backman
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.71 three stars
  Financial 79.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is the leader in comprehensive ALS care in Chicagoland. Although we're one of the largest independent ALS groups in the country, we treat each person like family and we're committed to supporting them every step of the way. Our individualized approach ensures each person living with the disease receives the best quality of care, and our local community of support provides their loved ones with answers and encouragement. Our Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine is led by the most well-respected and successful clinicians and researchers in the field, advancing vital care and research in pursuit of life-enhancing treatments and a cure.

Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is the leader in comprehensive ALS care in Chicagoland. Although we're one of the largest independent ALS groups in the country, we treat each person like family and we're committed to supporting them every step of the way. Our individualized approach ensures each person living with the disease receives the best quality of care, and our local community of support provides their loved ones with answers and encouragement. Our Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine is led by the most well-respected and successful clinicians and researchers in the field, advancing vital care and research in pursuit of life-enhancing treatments and a cure.

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Financial

two stars

79.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth -7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.5%
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 $994,023
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,946,759
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $84,328
Total Contributions $3,025,110
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,025,110
   Other Revenue $-633,166
TOTAL REVENUE $2,391,944
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,048,884
   Administrative Expenses $216,882
   Fundraising Expenses $203,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,469,145
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-77,201
   
Net Assets $1,234,514

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,000 7.33% Andrea Pauls Backman Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is the leader in comprehensive ALS care in Chicagoland. Although we're one of the largest independent ALS groups in the country, we treat each person like family and we're committed to supporting them every step of the way. Our individualized approach ensures each person living with the disease receives the best quality of care, and our local community of support provides their loved ones with answers and encouragement. Our Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine is led by the most well-respected and successful clinicians and researchers in the field, advancing vital care and research in pursuit of life-enhancing treatments and a cure.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Les Turner ALS Foundation (IL) 85.71 three stars
The ALS Association, National Office (DC) 95.21 four stars
ALS Therapy Development Institute (MA) 91.93 four stars
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter (CA) 92.95 four stars
The ALS Association Florida Chapter (FL) 88.22 three 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
Board Chair

CEO

Andrea Pauls Backman
CEO