Giving A Bright Future
Dugan & Lopatka is not the only accounting and consulting firm that serves nonprofits. But there is a difference between a firm that specializes in serving the industry and a firm that serves nonprofits as a means of keeping its corporate accounting staff busy during the off-season. Our clients can readily see that difference in our innovative ideas, in the rewards our experience provides and through the quality of our work.
Our Nonprofit Industry Experience
Nonprofit Industry Experience
Since 1974, we have been active in the not-for-profit industry. Our CPAs and consultants are always on the cutting edge of industry-related changes. Our focus is to find creative, yet focused ways to help you achieve your organization’s missions and goals. As specialists in the industry, we have experience working with many nonprofit clients, which keeps our team current with relevant assurance and tax-exempt issues.
We understand the special accounting, auditing and reporting requirements for your organization and will help you meet these requirements in a timely manner utilizing our extensive knowledge of recent changes affecting nonprofit organizations. We speak your language. Your financial statements and our presentations to your board of directors will be presented in nonprofit terms.
Our commitment to our community is very personal. Many of our principals, managers and staff contribute substantial time, energy, and funds to causes we believe in. We do this because we care about our community, but our firm also benefits from the understanding we obtain about the issues and challenges of nonprofits.
Our industry experience includes, but is not limited to:
- Civic and community organizations
- Cultural organizations
- Education establishments
- Health & welfare organizations
- Private and community foundations
- Private country clubs
- Professional and trade societies and trade associations
- Religious organizations
Solutions for Nonprofits Newsletter
Since 1996, Dugan & Lopatka has published a free printed quarterly newsletter title Solutions for Nonprofits decicated specifically to the nonprofit industry. Our newsletter covers accounting, auditing, taxes, fundraising, government regulation, and other specific topic affecting the not-for-profit industry.
What Our Clients Say About Us
"This was our first year with Dugan & Lopatka and we were very happy with their services. All of their staff were professional and efficient throughout the audit process. They delivered the audit on time, on budget and provided a thorough analysis." -- Dan Strick, South Star Services
"After dealing with other groups, I found D&L lovely to work with. They've made our audit less painful than previous companies and they give you plenty of time and advice. In short, they are great!" -- Janice Wachtler, American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
"I came to work with D&L under tragic circumstances when our Treaurer passed away quite unexpectedly. I needed a lot of help and was immediately assured not to worry [Dugan & Lopatka] would assist me in whatever way they could. My sincere appreciation and thank you to a great company, and a great staff." -- Elieen Gilligan, Wheaton Drama
"We have been a very satisfied client for fifteen years, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them for years to come. The audit staff is professional and very knowledgeable in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sector. They are detailed, competent and efficient. They listen well and understand our business well. They provide a very thorough audit and a very effective presentation for our audit committee and Board members." -- Chris Ellerman, Outreach Community Ministries
"As a very small non-profit, we have been treated with the same courtesy and attention a large, for-profit company would expect. Dugan & Lopatka staff are always accessible and responsive to our needs. It is a pleasure to work with professionals who are respectful and follow-through responsively." -- Jeanne Rotert, Just of DuPage
"I enjoy working with the Dugan & Lopatka team. They are professional, yet also personable and approachable. While maintaining the highest standards of suditing ethics, one can also sit down with them to discuss the nuances of our operations and how best and most accurately to reflect them in our management and financial reports. The quality and detail of their reports are impressive. I would gladly retain them again and look forward to continuing working with them." -- Robert Vitas, American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
"As a nonprofit, we find that Dugan & Lopatka has unquestionably the best expertise in our industry. Their staff works diligiently with us not only on the audit, but year-round. For 360 Youth Services, Dugan & Lopatka is the one stop accounting shop." -- Ron Hume, 360 Youth Services
"Our association with Dugan & Lopatka has been positive and professional. The advice and counsel we've received over the years has strengthened our organization and has helped us be more effective in our mission." -- Janet Pate, West Cook YMCA
Our Volunteer Time
Following is a partial list of organizations in which our people have volunteered their time:
Franciscan Ministries, Inc.
Central DuPage Health Systems
Girl Scouts of DuPage County
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Peoples Resource Center
Naperville Public Library
DuPage Community Clinic
Family Shelter Services
DuPage County Board
Rotary Club International
Naperville Exchange Club
Winfield Exchange Club
American Youth Soccer Organization
St. Alphonsus Parish
Naperville Park District
Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
2012 Sponsorships By Dugan & Lopatka
Dugan & Lopatka proudly sponsored the following organizations in 2012.
Admirals Hockey Club
B.R. Ryall YMCA
Ben Gordon Center Foundation
Connections for the Homeless
DuPage County Historical Museum
Ecker Center for Mental Health
Esperanza Community Services
Family Shelter Service
Naperville Education Foundation
Naperville Heritage Society
Senior Services Associates
St. Francis High School
Teen Parent Connection
Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
Wheaton Lions Charities
Indian Prairie Education Foundation
Senior Home Sharing Inc.
The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center
If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please complete the Contact Us form or call us at (630) 665-4440.