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Lions Clubs International Foundation
300 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
tel: (630) 468-6901
fax: (630) 571-5735
EIN: 23-7030455

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Board Leadership

Joseph Preston


Scott Drumheller
Executive Administrator

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Lions Clubs International Foundation

We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish.

(out of 100)
Overall 94.58 4 stars
  Financial 96.90 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 4 stars
This rating was published 09/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Primary Revenue Growth 6.4%
  Program Expenses Growth 14.5%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.13
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lions Clubs International Foundation on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $43,942,268
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $43,942,268
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $43,942,268
   Other Revenue $27,322,389
TOTAL REVENUE $71,264,657
   Program Expenses $47,913,209
   Administrative Expenses $4,218,233
   Fundraising Expenses $4,020,262
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,112,953
Net Assets $288,722,594


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Scott Drumheller Executive Administrator $218,009


Service has been the hallmark of Lions Clubs International since it was founded in 1917. It is the world's largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in 205 countries and regions. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) was begun in 1968 to take that service to new levels by tackling global problems as well as assisting Lions with large-scale local humanitarian projects. Through LCIF, Lions meet the needs of their local and global communities. LCIF has evolved to become an internationally recognized humanitarian organization and the largest blindness prevention organization. LCIF is able to leverage its funds by partnering with other non-governmental organizations and corporations that share a common mission. The Foundation grants, on average, $30 million annually. LCIF is particularly proud of it SightFirst program, launched in 1990 to reduce and eliminate the causes of preventable blindness worldwide. Through the program, it has helped more than 30 million people.

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