Annual Report - Salvation Army Metropolitan Division

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Annual Report - Salvation Army Metropolitan Division

FUTURE

O U R P A S T I S O U R

It is our privilege to serve The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division at a very special time. This year marks

our 125th year of service to the people of the greater Chicago area. They have been eventful and fulfilling

years of being of service to our brothers and sisters who are in both physical and spiritual need. We can think

of no more fitting way to summarize our first century-and-a-quarter than to share with you the words of a few

of the people the Army has helped during that period.

“My late husband was a Chicago firefighter. He always told me, ‘come winter or summer, The Salvation Army

was always there for him and other firemen and policemen with hot coffee and dry gloves.’ He never forgot!”

“I will always support your cause. You were there for us, a family of nine, some 80 years ago.”

“When I was a child of five… if it wasn’t for The Salvation Army most of the time we wouldn’t have had food

on the table.”

“Playing a musical instrument is a wonderful experience and should be freely available to every child. Please

continue your music programs.”

“It is wonderful that The Salvation Army is helping in these disastrous times.”

“My Dad, a veteran of WWI, instilled upon us, his children, to always remember the Army as they were the

corps who aided the doughboys in the field.”

“My husband and I are elderly… (thank you) for the help your organization rendered to us when we so badly

needed it during the flood.”

“I am grateful to God for people like you; you do God’s will and without your efforts, many would suffer

greater deprivation.”

“I thank the Army for introducing my family to God. We are all better people for it.”

“Bless you for all your caring and sharing.”

Although this is a milestone year for the Army, we focus on the past only as a prelude to the present and

future. Over the last 125 years, we have been blessed by God to be able to assist people when they most

need help and support. With God’s continued grace, and the help of

generous contributors like you, we look forward to another 125 years

of helping people and families find peace and solace through the

loving and faithful services of The Salvation Army.

Lt. Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz, Divisional

Commander, and Mr. Chris Kolber, Chicago

Advisory Board Chairman.

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125 YEARS

D O I N G T H E M O S T G O O D

On the night of March 1, 1885, the first Chicago meeting of The Salvation Army was held at Bush Temple, at

Chicago Avenue and Clark Street. The next day, the Chicago Tribune reported, “Inside it was cold and damp; out

of doors, a parcel of impish boys, incited by mature sinners across the street, peppered the front door with snowballs.

It was painfully evident that the ‘army’ was not in favor in the neighborhood.”

Flash forward to March 1, 2010, when Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley proclaimed

March “Salvation Army Month” in recognition of the Army’s 125 years of service to Chicago and Illinois. From that

humble first meeting, the Army has gone on to become one of Chicago’s leading and most respected organizations

in providing physical, social and spiritual assistance for those in need.

Over 125 years, milestones fly by like mileposts. In 1893, the Army began serving Christmas dinners to the

needy, a tradition that continues to this day. In 1900, the Army opened its first day nursery. The year 1938

saw the first Donut Day fundraising effort. In 1955, the first mobile canteens were deployed to help in times

of disasters, large and small. In 1978, the Army opened its first center for emergency aid to homeless and

battered women and children. In 1994, the Mobile Feeding Program began distributing hot meals to the

homeless. In 2005, the Army provided food, shelter and clothing to Hurricane Katrina victims both in New

Orleans and Chicago.

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B E G I N N I N G O U R N E X T

125 YEARS

Nurturing Childhood Dreams. Children

have a right to dream. But today, the dreams of too

many of our children have turned into nightmares of

violence, abuse, sickness and hunger. The Salvation

Army is committed to helping our next generation

overcome the cycle of poverty and violence with

children’s services that implant and nurture the love

of God and the love of learning. Through programs

such as Head Start, after-school study and play

centers, day care, summer camps, musical instruction

programs, character development and leadership

training and more, The Salvation Army is helping

at-risk children feel safer, learn to love learning

and dare to dream again.

Rapid Response in Emergencies. Over

the course of 125 years of service to the people of

Chicago, The Salvation Army has earned a reputation

for providing coordinated and compassionate

response to disaster situations and emergencies…

from floods to tornadoes and from blizzards to fires.

Our mobile services provide hot coffee and nourishing

meals, encouraging smiles and physical and

spiritual support for first responders and victims alike.

We have become an integral part of emergency

response in the city and state, working closely with

a wide range of other agencies and organizations.

In June of 2010, for example, the Army’s Emergency

Disaster Center was Area Command headquarters

for a week-long training exercise involving more than

fifty local, state and private agencies, including the

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Illinois

National Guard and the Federal Emergency

Management Agency (FEMA).

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B E G I N N I N G O U R N E X T

125 YEARS

One Man’s Life. He came to Harbor Light in

October of 2009. He came from lower Wacker

Drive, he came from prison, he came from a life

of drugs, crime and violence. He had been thinking

about committing suicide. But he found that the

atmosphere at Harbor Light was one of caring and

encouragement. “I was a mess when I got here. But

this place has been a true blessing. God has given

me a life through The Salvation Army. They taught

me how to grow up, and they helped me to understand

God and that He loves me.” His family is now

back in his life, and Jesus is back in his heart. He’s

enrolled at a college and is getting his GED. He’s

come a long way.

One Woman’s Story. She is good at what she

does. She’s been successful in business for many

years. She owned her own company. The company’s

name doesn’t matter. Nor does the industry she

works in. The economic downturn does matter. Like

many other small business owners, she lost most of

her income. At the same time, she had primary

financial responsibility for taking care of a

terminally ill parent. She was struggling to find

customers, and she was having difficulty meeting

expenses. A friend knew of her circumstances and

suggested she seek help from The Salvation Army.

The Army provided funds that helped her pay her

rent, utilities, even groceries for a short period of

time until she was able to regain her momentum.

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SERVICES RENDERED

STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS

CORPS COMMUNITY CENTERS

With a total attendance of 442,999, Salvation

Army Corps Community Centers throughout the

Chicago area provided worship, fellowship,

education and recreational activities. In addition,

there was a total attendance of 114,985 at our

leadership training and character development

programs for youth.

OLDER ADULTS

1,214 Salvation Army program sessions for older

adults provided fellowship, recreation, education

and spiritual growth with a total attendance of

44,321.

FAMILY SERVICES

The Salvation Army Family & Community Services

Division provided individual, marital and group

counseling for 7,924 cases representing 20,628

persons. The Homemakers program provided more

than 26,000 hours of service to give practical aid to

shut-ins, the disabled, troubled families and others in

need.

REHABILITATION SERVICES

Our Harbor Light Center and two Adult Rehabilitation

Centers assisted 4,296 people with programs

designed to help facilitate long-term recovery from

substance abuse and successful re-entry into the

community.

SERVICE EXTENSION

Reaching out to Chicago suburbs, The Salvation

Army’s 134 Service Units (volunteer committees)

provided emergency assistance to 26,983 men,

women and children.

DISASTER SERVICES

Salvation Army workers and volunteers assisted

124,806 disaster victims and responders at

disasters throughout metropolitan Chicago.

The 374 responses ranged from major flooding

to individual home fires.

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

4,952 men and women at The Salvation Army

Correctional Services Center were helped to

re-enter life’s mainstream as productive, selfrespecting

citizens.

COMPASSION FOR THE INFIRM

Salvation Army personnel and volunteers brought

hope and cheer to 56,152 Chicago-area shut-ins

and patients in hospitals and nursing homes.

NUTRITION

Feeding programs provided 2,478,703 nutritious

meals to hungry people of all ages across metropolitan

Chicago.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Salvation Army child care programs for lowincome

families provided 32,047 care-days at

our nine Chicago Head Start sites. Medical and

dental screenings were provided for more than

500 children. 79,712 meals gave the children

one-third of their daily nutritional needs.

MUSIC

6,653 sessions of Salvation Army music activities,

including brass bands, string and choral groups

for adults and young people resulted in a total

attendance of 58,706.

CAMPING

The Salvation Army provided 16,670 seniors,

adults, families and children, with 157,414

refreshing camping days at Wonderland Camp

and Conference Center.

SHELTER

The Evangeline Booth Lodge provided 1,992

men, women and children with lodging, food,

clothing and other aid. Combining all shelter

programs, each night over 1,200 people are

housed under a Chicagoland Salvation Army

roof.

VOLUNTEERS

60,406 individuals volunteered to assist in

Chicago-area Salvation Army programs,

donating 313,581 hours of volunteer service.

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FINANCIAL

STATEMENT

The Salvation Army is one of the most efficient charities in the world. Approximately

89 cents out of every dollar received goes directly to programs and services. We wish

to thank our generous donors who make our mission possible. To learn more or to make

a donation, please visit www.salarmychicago.org.

2010 ANNUAL REPORT FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

Revenue

FY2010

Expenses

FY2010

Program Service Fees $ 3,137,964

Fundraising Campaigns

& Donations 21,079,945

Funding Organizations 1,545,146

Sales to Public 26,481,798

Government Fees/Grants 15,734,659

Other Income* 3,914,117

Corps Community Centers $ 10,195,891

Social Services Programs 20,898,758

Adult Rehabilitation Programs 26,405,949

Camp Wonderland 2,312,245

Disaster Services 1,653,263

Utility Programs 1,331,995

Services Unit (suburban) 927,343

Administration 3,405,996

Administration of Fundraising 4,762,189

Total Income $ 71,893,629

Total Expenses $ 71,893,629

Surplus / (Deficit) $ 0

* Includes support from reserves and other Salvation Army entities

This Financial Statement is presented on a cash basis only.

A complete statement is available on request.

Total Fundraising Results

FY2010

Fundraising Campaigns and Donations $ 21,079,945

Estate Gifts Received for Donor-Restricted Purposes 8,029,948

$ 29,109,893

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THE SALVATION ARMY

LEADERSHIP

Lt. Colonels Ralph and Susan Bukiewicz,

Divisional Commander and Director of

Women’s Ministries/Officer Development

Secretary

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

BOARD CHAIRMAN

Chris M. Kolber

President

Kolber & Associates

BOARD VICE CHAIRMAN

Harry Dolan

President

Dolan Associates, Ltd.

BOARD TREASURER

Charles E. Saul, Jr. (Ted)

Senior Vice President

Bank of America

BOARD SECRETARY

Ernest R. Sawyer

President

Ernest R. Sawyer Enterprises, Inc.

PAST BOARD CHAIRMAN

Paul E. Rigby

Retail Consultant

Carolyn Boyle

CNA Insurance Companies,

Retired

J.W. Croft, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

The Field Museum

Michael Karpeles

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Robert J. Maganuco

Partner

Sidley Austin, LLP

James D. Pajakowski

Managing Director

Global Business Risk Services

Group

Protiviti

Roxanne M. Warble

Assistant Executive Director

Children’s Care Foundation

Bruce Williamson

President

The Sterno Group

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Thomas L. Amberg

President and CEO

Cushman/Amberg

Communications, Inc.

Dr. Eric M. Barnes

Orthodontist

Kevin Clifton

Principal

Colliers Bennett and

Kahnweller, Inc.

Patrick Davidson

Director

Pinnacle Forum

Bill Dempsey

Retired

Theodore E. Desch

Senior Vice President, Retired

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Dean Hara

Peoples Energy, Retired

Patricia A. Hemingway-Hall

President and CEO

Health Care Service Corporation

Mary Herman, CFP

Vice President - Investments

UBS Financial Services

William D. North

Attorney and Consultant,

Retired

Steven G. Novick

Retired

Steve Peterson

Principal

Hewitt Associates

Thom M. Serafin

CEO

Serafin & Associates

J. Scott Sindelar

President

LaSalle Street Capital

Management, LLC

Jean Small

Steven A. Smith

Senior Vice President

Director of Business Development

UMB – United Missouri Bank

Eric Tech

President

Engine Group

Navistar, Inc.

Audrey R. Walker

Richard (Dick) Weiss

Executive Vice President

Wells Capital Management, Inc.

David P. Williams

Senior Vice President

Personal Financial Services

The Northern Trust Company

John Williams

WGN Radio

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THE SALVATION ARMY

LEADERSHIP

JUNIOR ADVISORY BOARD

Clarke Michalak, CFA

Prudential Real Estate Investors

Co-Chair

Jessy Williamson

The Sterno Group, LLC

Co-Chair

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Commissioner John W. Brooks

Chicago Fire Department

Superintendent Jody P. Weis

Chicago Police Department

ADVISORY COUNCIL INSTITUTION

REPRESENTATIVES

Robert Beilfuss

(Child Care)

Attorney at Law

Terry Brazier

(Harbor Light)

Sales Manager

Total Staffing

Peter Coolsen

(Family Services)

State of Illinois

Circuit Court of Cook County

Michael Karpeles

(Corrections)

Greenberg Taurig, LLP

Helen Meier

(Evangeline Booth Lodge)

Wylie Robinson

(ARC Central)

United States Air Force, Retired

LIFE MEMBERS

Clifford C. Hagedorn

Howard Dudley Murphy

Arthur Murray

EMERITUS MEMBER

Abel E. Berland

WOMEN’S AUXILIARY OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Jean Small

VICE PRESIDENT

Patricia Hitchens-Bonow

SECRETARY

Deborah Postlewait

TREASURER

Margaret Moyer

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Penny Egerter

DIVISIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

Majors Greg & Lee Ann Thompson

General Secretary and Women’s Ministries Secretary

Majors Loren & Janice Carter

Secretary for Business Administration and

Community Care Ministries Secretary

Majors Mark & Sandra Turner

Secretaries for Program

Captains Enrique & Nancy Azuaje

Youth Secretaries

David B. Magnuson

Executive Director of Development

James Cunningham

Finance Director

Claudia Rowland

Social Services Director

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DOING THE MOST GOOD FOR 125 YEARS


THE SALVATION ARMY METROPOLITAN DIVISION

5040 NORTH PULASKI ROAD, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60630-2788 PHONE: 773.725.1100

WWW.SALARMYCHICAGO.ORG

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