Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

  • Chicago, IL
  • http://www.epilepsychicago.org

Mission Statement

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. EFGC Programs and Services Listed in Impact Statement Above

service areas

Illinois

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Areas Served Narrative

Chicago, Cook County, and 42 additional Illinois counties:  Adams, Brown, Cass, Calhoun, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Ford, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Iroquois, Jersey, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Platt, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Tazewell, Vermilion, and Will

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ruling year

1946

President & CEO since 2012

Mr. Kurt M. Florian

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Keywords

epilepsy, seizures, pediatric epilepsy, developmental disabilities

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EIN

36-2317619

 Number

5820218954

Physical Address

17 North State Street Suite 650

Chicago, IL 60602

Also Known As

EFGC

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Epilepsy (G54)

Brain Disorders (G48)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

We give support, inspiration, and hope to the 130,000 individuals with epilepsy in our 43-county region through an array of established programs and services including Care and Counseling, Parent Link, Friends Helping Friends, Advocacy Through Education, Support Group Network, Seizure Smart Diet, Shining Stars Social Club, Camp Blackhawk, Studio "E" Art Classes, Interpretations Writing Initiative, Community Epilepsy Clinics, Operation Outreach for Veterans, Ready, Set Work! Employment Program, and Continuing Frontline Research.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

EFGC addresses the need for information, and education for people with epilepsy, their caregivers and medical professionals. EFGC provides counseling for people with epilepsyprovies education programs for individuals, schools, businesses and social organizations. EFGC has an employment program to help people with epilepsy prepare for and find jobs. EFGC advocates for people with epilepsy at a local, state and federal level.

Category

Budget

Population Served

Program 2

EFGC Programs and Services Listed in Impact Statement Above

See impact statement above for comprehensive listing of established programs and services.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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service areas

Illinois

Self-reported by organization

Areas Served Narrative

Chicago, Cook County, and 42 additional Illinois counties:  Adams, Brown, Cass, Calhoun, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Ford, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Iroquois, Jersey, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Platt, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Tazewell, Vermilion, and Will

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Social Media

@EpilepsyChicago

Affiliations + Memberships

Community Health Charities

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Financials

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EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF GREATER CHICAGO
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

Leadership

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President & CEO

Mr. Kurt M. Florian

STATEMENT FROM THE President & CEO

"Hope replaces fear when people come together and unite behind one purpose.  For us at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, that purpose is to end epilepsy.  We invite you to join us in the fight to stop seizures so that not another moment is lost to epilepsy.  Until that happens, our work will not end. --Kurt M. Florian"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dennis J DeCaro

Kupets & DeCaro, P.C.

Term: July 2012 - June 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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