SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS
605 EAST WILLOW STREET, NORMAL, IL 61761 soill.org

Total Revenue
$11,181,043
Total Expenses
$9,638,529
Net Assets
$6,591,535

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE YEAR-ROUND SPORTS TRAINING AND ATHLETIC COMPETITION IN A VARIETY OF OLYMPIC-TYPE SPORTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILTIES, GIVING THEM CONTINUING OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP PHYSICAL FITNESS, DEMONSTRATE COURAGE, EXPERIENCE JOY AND PARTICIPATE IN A SHARING OF GIFTS, SKILLS AND FRIENDSHIP WITH THEIR FAMILIES, OTHER SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES AND THE COMMUNITY.

TO PROVIDE A VARIETY OF OLYMPIC-TYPE SPORTS FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

DURING 2018, SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS CONDUCTED OVER 200 SPORTS TRAINING AND COMPEITITON OPPORTUNTIES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE. OVER 23,197 ATHLETES WERE REGISTERED IN THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS PROGRAM. ATHLETES COMPETE IN 18 OLYMPIC TYPE SPORTS, EARNING AWARDS FOR THEIR SPORT ACCOMPLISHMENTS.SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS OFFERS OPPURTUNITIES TO ATHLETES FOR PERSONAL GROWTH THROUGH THE ATHLETE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM WILL GIVE ATHLETES THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT IN A CONFERENCE STYLE SETTING WHILE PROVIDING INPUT TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ORGANIZATION ON ISSUES REGARDING TRAINING AND COMPETITION. SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS COMMUNICATES REGULARLY TO IT'S CONSTITUENTS, ATHLETES, FAMILY MEMBERS AND DONOR THROUGH VARIOUS PRINT MEDIA, LOCAL NEWSLETTERS, A STATEWIDE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER, AND AN ANNUAL REPORT. PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS, ATHLETE TESTIMONIALS, AND VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHTS. SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS CONDUCTS SEVERAL SPECIAL EVENTS EACH YEAR TO RAISE FUNDS AND HELP COMMUNICATE THE MESSAGE ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, HIGH PROFILE EVENTS SUCH AS THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL BOTH IN TERMS OF FUNDS RAISED AND INCREASED PUBLIC AWARENESS. 2018 CONTINUED EMPHASISING ON THE UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS PROGRAM. THIS EDUCATION-BASED PROJECT, FUNDED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, USES SPORTS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS TO ACTIVATE YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE U.S. IN ORDER TO PROMOTE SCHOOL COMMUNITIES WHERE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE ARE AGENTS OF CHANGE FOSTERING RESPECT, DIGNITY, AND ADVOCACY FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. THE UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS INITIATIVES INCLUDE A HOST OF CORE ACTIVITIES: BE A FAN "R WORD", SOCIAL NETWORKING, SPORTS EXPERIENCE, FANS IN THE STANDS, GET INTO IT, PARTNERS CLUB, SCHOOL ENRICHMENT, YOUTH SUMMITS, YOUNG ATHLETES, UNIFIED SPORTS (R), CAMP SCHRIVER, ATHLETE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS, TRAINING AND EDUCATION, YOUTH FORUMS AND GLOBAL YOUTH CONGRESS. SPECIAL OLYMPICS PROJECT UNIFY INCORPORATES SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPORTS AND RELATED ACTIVITES. CURRENTLY THERE ARE OVER 278 UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS. THESE SCHOOLS ARE GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE ACROSS THE STATE AND SCHOOLS RANGING FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH COLLEGE.

DURING 2018, ALL ATHLETES PARTICIPATED AT A REGION LEVEL BEFORE ADVANCING TO STATE LEVEL COMPETITION. EACH REGION HAS PARTICIPATION IN EACH OF THE 18 OLYMPIC TYPE SPORTS. REGIONAL OFFICES ALSO SERVE 3,717 YOUNG ATHLETES, HAD 13,523 PEER PARTNERS IN THE PROGRAM AND HAD 15,429 CLASS A VOLUNTEERS.

DURING 2018, SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS, SPECIAL CHILDREN'S CHARITIES AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATED TO CELEBRATE THE LAST 50 YEARS OF THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS MOVEMENT. THIS CELEBRATION INCLUDED 4 MAJOR EVENTS IN CHICAGO DURING JULY OF 2018. THE FIRST WAS A UNIFIED CUP THAT HAD 4 MAJOR FOOTBALL CELEBRITIES, OVER 6,000 SPECTATORS, 16 PARTICIPATING STATES/COUNTRIES AND HAD LIVE COVERAGE ON ESPN. THE SECOND EVENT HELD WAS THE GLOBAL DAY OF INCLUSION THAT HAD OVER 20,000 ATTENDEES, OVER 50 RESOURCES FAIR VENDORS AND SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED WITH 14 ATHLETES FROM THE FIRST GAMES IN 1968. THE THIRD EVENT WAS A CONCERT THAT HAD 9,500 SPECTATORS, 7 MUSCIAL ARTISTS WITH OVER 100K VIEW OF THE CONCERT LIVESTREAMED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THE FORTH EVENT WAS BUILDING A PERMANENT MONUMENT NEXT TO SOILDER FIELD IN AN AREA VISITED BY 3-4 MILLION PEOPLE EVERY YEAR. THIS CELEBRATION HAD REPRESENTATIVES FROM OVER 100 STATES AND COUNTRIES. THE MUSEUM CAMPUS DRIVE WAS RENAMED TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS DRIVE.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
David BreenCEO & PRESIDENT40$195,781
William SharpCHIEF REVENUE OFFICER40$152,683
Christopher WinstonCHIEF MARKETING OFFICER40$144,995
Martin HickmanCHIEF OPERATING OFFICER40$142,715
Matthew JohnsonCHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER40$111,163
Tracy HillardSENIOR DIRECTOR - PROGRAM SERVICES40$107,819
Daniel SmrokowskiBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Zach ReynoldsBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Patrick O'ConnorBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Jill MehrbergBOARD GOVERNANCE & MEMBERSHIP0.5$0
Kevin CassidyBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Karen WilsonBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Terry WheatBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Brian VandenbergBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Tom ThompsonBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Bernita ThigpenSECRETARY0.5$0
Kathy SchniedwindPROGRAM SERVICES CHAIR0.5$0
Randy SchaabBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Angelo RussoBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Sharon RossmarkGOVERNANCE/MEMBERSHIP CHAIR0.5$0
Chad RollinsBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Jorge RamirezBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
James PieperTREASURER/FINANCE CHAIR0.5$0
John PennBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Scott PaddockMARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS0.5$0
Jean Ortega-PironBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Tom MurrayBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Kaylee MclaughlinATHLETE BOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Russ LaineBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Brook KlawitterAUDIT CHAIR0.5$0
Rob JohnsonBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Jim JacobsBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Fran HurleyBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Terrence HancockBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Tom GillhouseBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Jennifer FortnerIMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR0.5$0
Mary Anne EhlertBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Tom CoxBOARD GOVERNANCE & MEMBERSHIP0.5$0
Connie ShoemakeBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Jim BednarBOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Kim StiversATHLETE BOARD MEMBER0.5$0
Karen AtwoodCHAIR0.5$0
Bill AsburyBOARD MEMBER0.5$0

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