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American Cancer Society, Inc.

 250 Williams Street
 Atlanta, GA 30303
[P] (800) 227-2345
[F] (949) 261-9419
http://www.cancer.org
[email protected]
Allison Levy
FOUNDED: 1913
INCORPORATED: 1913
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 13-1788491 00001

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2014
Projected Expenses $0.00
Projected Revenue $0.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Research
  • Prevention
  • Detection/Treatment
  • Patient Support

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

Background Statement

Founded in 1913, the American Cancer Society(ACS) consists of more than three million volunteers and staff collaborating with nearly 18 million cancer survivors, their families and supporting donors united nationwide to conquer cancer. To accomplish its mission, the ACS collaborates with other voluntary health agencies, community-based organizations, business leaders, legislators, and educators at the national and grassroots levels to identify and address nationwide and local cancer issues through education, patient service, research and advocacy programs.

Impact Statement

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Needs Statement

Cancer research, testing guidelines, standards of care – these scientific and medical advances are at the heart of the American Cancer Society’s mission and inform the information and knowledge base that helps individuals learn how to reduce their risk factors for cancer, understand their personal health history and its impact on testing guidelines, diagnoses, and ongoing care. And they inform all of the information available to help people get well and stay well, and the care provided through our patient services. However, it is critical that this information be available to everyone, and to get that message out so we never have to hear “I wish I had known…” Through community events and outreach, and our challenge is bringing people together to focus on hope, and life, and the fight against cancer. When the community comes together in support and participation in events, more people gain access to the information and resources available.
 
Volunteers looking to get involved as community champions in the fight against cancer, those interested in supporting our Road to Recovery patient transportation program, and in any other volunteer opportunity are a key component to meeting the community's needs.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

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Geographic Area Served

Throughout the United States
Every community throughout the United States.  International grantmaking is conducted as well.

Organization Categories

  1. Health Care - Patient & Family Support
  2. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Cancer
  3. Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations - Philanthropy/Charity/ Voluntarism Promotion (General)

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Programs


Research

Research - support provided to academic institutions and scientists to seek new knowledge about the causes, prevention, and cure of cancer, and to conduct epidemiological and behavioral studies.
Budget  $149,829,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Population Served General Public/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Prevention

Prevention - programs that provide the public and health professionals with information and education to prevent cancer occurrence or to reduce risk of developing cancer.
Budget  $177,849,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Population Served General Public/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Detection/Treatment

Detection/treatment - programs that are directed at finding cancer before it is clinically apparent and that provide information and education about cancer treatments for cure, recurrence, symptom management and pain control.
Budget  $129,396,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Population Served General Public/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Patient Support

Patient support - programs to assist cancer patients and their families and ease the burden of cancer for them.
Budget  $275,377,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Population Served General Public/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. John Seffrin PhD
CEO Term Start Mar 1992
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience John R. Seffrin, PhD, is the Chief Executive Officer of the largest voluntary health organization in the world. He is also a Trustee of the American Cancer Society's Foundation. Dr. Seffrin served as Professor of Health Education and Chairman of the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University from 1979 to 1992. A 20-year volunteer, John was named the Society's top executive in 1992.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Alan Thorson President --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 6,425
Number of Part Time Staff 730
Number of Volunteers 99,999
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair George Atkins
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Board Chair Term Jan 2010 - Dec 2010
Board Co-Chair Alan Thorson
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Briggs Andrews Esq No Affiliation Voting
George Atkins No Affiliation Voting
Vincent Barbetta CLU, ChFC No Affiliation Voting
Ermilo Barrera MD No Affiliation Voting
Kathleen Bond No Affiliation Voting
Patricia Bradley PhD, RN No Affiliation Voting
Robert Brodell MD No Affiliation Voting
Tim Byers MD, MPH No Affiliation Voting
Judith Calhoun PhD, ARNP No Affiliation Voting
Carmel Cohen MD No Affiliation Voting
Kevin Cullen MD No Affiliation Voting
Vincent DeVita MD No Affiliation Voting
Diana Diaz RN, MS No Affiliation Voting
Bryan Earnest No Affiliation Voting
Phil Evans MD No Affiliation Voting
Elizabeth Fontham MPH, DrPH No Affiliation Voting
Willie Goffney MD, FACS No Affiliation Voting
Adnan Hammad PhD No Affiliation Voting
Daniel Heist No Affiliation Voting
Allen Henderson PhD No Affiliation Voting
Susan Henry LCSW No Affiliation Voting
Enrique Hernandez MD No Affiliation Voting
Lila Johnson RN, MPH, CHES No Affiliation Voting
Douglas Kelsey MD, PhD No Affiliation Voting
Robert Kugler Esq No Affiliation Voting
Cynthia LeBlanc EdD No Affiliation Voting
Mario Mendez MD No Affiliation Voting
Pamela Meyerhoffer No Affiliation Voting
Karen Moffitt PhD No Affiliation Voting
Linda Mowad RN No Affiliation Voting
Edward E. Partridge MD No Affiliation Voting
Gary Reedy No Affiliation Voting
Christy Russell MD No Affiliation Voting
Maryjean Schenk MD, MPH, MS No Affiliation Voting
Marjorie Kagawa Singer No Affiliation Voting
Patricia E. Swanson RN No Affiliation Voting
Stephen Swanson No Affiliation Voting
Alan Thorson MD, FACS No Affiliation Voting
William Todd No Affiliation Voting
Sandra Millon Underwood No Affiliation Voting
Van Wolf No Affiliation Voting
Maria Worsham PhD, FACMG No Affiliation Voting
Maria Worsham PhD, FACMG No Affiliation Voting
Robert Youle No Affiliation Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 19
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 71
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 2
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 23
Male: 77
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014
Projected Revenue $0.00
Projected Expenses $0.00
Form 990s

2013 ACS Form 990 2013

2011 ACS Form 990 2011

2010 ACS Form 990 2010

Audit Documents

2013 ACS Audited Financials 2013

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Revenue $374,019,492 $391,607,893 $375,268,299
Total Expenses $373,462,873 $379,386,112 $391,225,032

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$348,028,097 $363,629,602 $341,615,150
Government Contributions $4,007,044 $5,346,921 $3,249,236
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $4,007,044 $5,346,921 $3,249,236
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $1,849,560 $2,620,715 $10,673,411
Investment Income, Net of Losses $3,484,149 $3,919,297 $7,682,510
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $15,770,874 $16,736,516 $15,625,810
Other $7,580,158 $5,759,131 $4,404,768

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Program Expense $307,128,867 $303,475,464 $313,943,453
Administration Expense $27,326,347 $33,419,155 $26,225,299
Fundraising Expense $39,007,659 $42,491,493 $51,056,280
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.03 0.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses 82% 80% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 11% 12% 15%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Assets $1,521,867,801 $1,534,908,713 $1,573,900,083
Current Assets $102,519,692 $72,667,893 $435,220,184
Long-Term Liabilities $734,612,069 $757,052,907 $786,614,913
Current Liabilities $262,155,050 $256,677,987 $279,275,923
Total Net Assets $525,100,682 $521,177,819 $508,009,247

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.39 0.28 1.56

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 48% 49% 50%
Endowment Value $45,000,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 4%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? --
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are shown together under Foundations and Corporation Contributions.

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