People, Partnerships, Community

aka BCI   |   St. Peters, MO   |
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EIN: 43-0764144


Boone Center's mission is to inspire and support people with disabilities, challenging personal growth and development through an innovative continuum of employment opportunities.

Ruling year info



Mr. Troy Compardo

Main address

200 Trade Center Drive W BCI

St. Peters, MO 63376 USA

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Subject area info

Job creation and workforce development


Social enterprise

Sheltered workshops

Vocational rehabilitation

Population served info

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Missouri has one of the lowest unemployment rates while the unemployment rate for people with disabilities remains high. This leads to additional strain on families of adults with disabilities, lower quality of life, and greater isolation from the general population. Because of this, we aim to provide purposeful work for people with disabilities primarily focusing on individuals with developmental disabilities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Organizational Employment

The Organizational Employment Program is designed to offer full support for people with varying levels of abilities. For some, being employed under our Organizational Employment Program offers a fun and safe environment with an opportunity to thrive. Our dedicated team of Employment Support Specialists works to accommodate each individual’s unique needs. Through regular training and assessment, we ensure the highest level of success for every person we serve. We focus on abilities rather than disabilities, and we transform a desire to work into something meaningful and fulfilling.

Organizational employees work directly for BCI at one of our BCI Packaging facilities, where we provide first-rate contract packaging and light manufacturing services to customers across the country.

Benefits include:
Full- or part-time employment
Paid vacation, holidays and sick time
Voluntary life, dental and vision insurance

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with disabilities

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be very successful in competitive workplaces. The competitive employment Program at BCI helps individuals enter the local workforce by providing services and removing barriers that oftentimes hinder them from finding or keeping a job.

Competitive employment is for individuals who want to work alongside non-disabled individuals while earning the same opportunities, benefits, and pay. Competitive employment is a large and vital part of the continuum of services we provide.

Through this program, we empower people to successfully claim their place in the local workforce. With a constant focus on long-term goals, we embrace innovative methods. We work with our clients to create goals, ready skills, and seek opportunities. Once employment is secured, we remain available for follow-along support as needed.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with disabilities

People with disabilities can accomplish amazing things—and careers are no exception. That is why BCI established a first-of-its-kind vocational training facility specifically for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the launching of the Skills Center in January 2019.

The BCI Skills Center is a first-of-its-kind vocational training facility for adults with disabilities. The Skills Center offers five programs—manufacturing, hospitality, warehouse, information technology, and health care support. We partner with forward-thinking businesses and employers to create exact curriculums. We also teach in replica work settings to provide hands-on learning. Once training is complete, students move straight into the workforce.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Governor’s Council on Disability’s Inclusion Award 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Competitive Employment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Measures those who have moved from organization employment to competitive employment, those who graduate from the Skills Center, and those who were placed through our competitive employment program.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We know that every person has his or her own unique abilities and every person can contribute. We are proud to provide jobs and opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our focus is on abilities. Our employment continuum provides meaningful and fulfilling employment for men and women—where they are today, where they can be tomorrow, and all the unique journeys in between. Our goal for the continuum is to focus on full employment and provide ongoing support so people may gain access to the employment of their choice and ability. Through continual evaluation and skill development, people move into any number of employment opportunities.

We offer three programs along our employment continuum.

Organizational Employment Services (OES) offers a unique fully supported work environment and an opportunity to thrive by focusing on abilities, rather than disabilities. We transform a desire to work into something meaningful, and we offer the support that leads to success. Organizational employees work at either BCI-St. Peters or BCI-Lincoln County, and they are packaging and assembly experts! It’s rewarding when they see the goods they’ve packaged on the shelves of their neighborhood stores.

- Community Employment Services (CES): Our CES program offers more competitive, independent employment. Community employees work individually or as a team at local companies that contract with BCI. Working on-site at these businesses allows employees to showcase their capabilities, character and commitment to excellence in an integrated environment. This program offers more independence while still providing access to BCI’s individually tailored support network. Community Employment is the embodiment of our mission. There is nothing more fulfilling than hearing the words, “They’re hired!”

- BCI Skills Center: People with disabilities can accomplish amazing things—and careers are no exception. That is why BCI has established a first-of-its-kind vocational training facility specifically for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Skills Center opened in January 2019 with two vocations and strategically increase careers and participants every six months. Our goal is to have at least 10 vocations and training to over 100 students by 2021. As we advance vocational training to a higher level, we seek the support of those like minded businesses to provide the greatest opportunities for people of all abilities.

All of our programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Onsite Employment Support Specialists provide full support and help individuals in the OES program achieve their employment goals in an integrated work setting. The programming staff works with individuals on soft skills training, learning employment skills, and training on skills needed for the packaging and small assembly field.

Community Employment Services serve individuals in three separate but overlapping programs 1) The Community Employment staff work with individuals with Vocational Rehabilitation contracts from discovering their potential, to job development and on to job retention. 2) The individuals served through Supported Employment Follow Along (SEFA) are supported by the Community Employment staff on job retention and career development. 3) BCI Community Employees are individuals on BCI payroll that are working at employer locations in the community with the support of the Community Employment staff.

We are a highly regarded social enterprise with a reputation for being the “go-to” resource for helping individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment in the tri-county St. Louis region and beyond. We connect individuals with disabilities to a continuum of employment opportunities that align with their skills, abilities and desire. We are a lifetime resource to assure their continued success. Our Career Planning Center (CPC) has expanded to include a Skills Center for training and preparing candidates for employment in a variety of vocations.

We will continue to grow the CPC and enhance our community employment model with the addition of the Skills Center to provide vocational training for adults with disabilities. We will develop a roadmap to create employment opportunities for students coming out of the high school system. In addition to the Skills Center and CPC, we will work aggressively to find a solution for high school students to work in our facility based operations, if this alternative is the best fit for them.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.48 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of BOONE CENTER INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $247,683 -$390,115 $3,425,789 -$179,657 $299,051
As % of expenses 1.4% -2.0% 17.8% -1.0% 1.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$155,961 -$763,570 $3,061,396 -$539,409 -$144,595
As % of expenses -0.9% -3.8% 15.7% -2.8% -0.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $18,016,961 $19,233,639 $22,072,881 $18,998,876 $18,252,770
Total revenue, % change over prior year -26.3% 6.8% 14.8% -13.9% -3.9%
Program services revenue 82.4% 84.8% 76.3% 76.9% 74.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.6% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Government grants 15.3% 13.8% 20.9% 18.9% 20.2%
All other grants and contributions 1.5% 1.0% 1.7% 2.6% 4.0%
Other revenue 0.2% -0.1% 0.8% 1.3% 0.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $17,831,191 $19,628,429 $19,196,611 $18,573,690 $18,037,202
Total expenses, % change over prior year -23.7% 10.1% -2.2% -3.2% -2.9%
Personnel 47.8% 42.9% 42.4% 45.2% 47.8%
Professional fees 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.4% 0.6%
Occupancy 1.9% 2.0% 2.3% 3.9% 4.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 49.4% 54.3% 54.5% 50.6% 47.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $18,234,835 $20,001,884 $19,561,004 $18,933,442 $18,480,848
One month of savings $1,485,933 $1,635,702 $1,599,718 $1,547,808 $1,503,100
Debt principal payment $300,000 $0 $1,612,999 $0 $355,334
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $705,270 $477,140
Total full costs (estimated) $20,020,768 $21,637,586 $22,773,721 $21,186,520 $20,816,422

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 0.2 1.5 1.4 0.4 0.7
Months of cash and investments 3.3 4.3 4.8 3.6 4.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.6 3.9 6.0 5.6 5.6
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $264,505 $2,399,892 $2,311,592 $678,451 $1,109,523
Investments $4,709,541 $4,702,318 $5,353,226 $4,895,618 $5,191,898
Receivables $1,171,983 $1,221,523 $1,038,249 $3,321,120 $2,390,356
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,838,348 $7,984,327 $8,266,280 $8,971,550 $9,423,328
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 51.9% 54.9% 57.4% 56.9% 58.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 10.5% 25.9% 15.7% 16.2% 16.2%
Unrestricted net assets $10,583,833 $9,820,263 $12,881,659 $12,342,250 $12,197,655
Temporarily restricted net assets $111,444 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $111,444 $97,518 $108,169 $130,792 $275,282
Total net assets $10,695,277 $9,917,781 $12,989,828 $12,473,042 $12,472,937

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Mr. Troy Compardo

Troy Compardo is the Chief Executive Office of Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) in St. Peters, Missouri. Prior to this role, he served as the Regional Operations Director for DaVita Hospital Services. Separately, Mr. Compardo is an active member of United States Air Force (USAF)-Air National Guard (ANG). He serves as Chief Administrator for the 126th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), 126th Medical Group (MDG), Scott Air Force Base, Illinois and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Compardo graduated summa cum laude from the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL with a bachelor’s degree in Physiology. He later received a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Arizona, and holds an active Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Missouri.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 03/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Tim Wells

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Term: 2022 - 2025

Rich Hollander


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Cindy Mebruer

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Rick Goe

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Jayuni Buescher

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/11/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/11/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.


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