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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

CN Advisory: High Concern

Cancer Fund of America

Helping today for a brighter tomorrow

2901 Breezewood Lane Knoxville, TN 37921
tel: (800) 578-5284
EIN: 58-1766061

Board Leadership
James T. Reynolds, Sr.
President, CEO

CEO
James T. Reynolds, Sr.
President

 
 

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
-- 09/01/2016 --High Concern Advisory

On May 19, 2015, Federal Trade Commission reported on the findings of the Federal Trade Comission’s investigation of Cancer Fund of America in an article titled, "FTC, All 50 States and D.C. Charge Four Cancer charities With Bilking Over $187 Million from Consumers." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see Federal Trade Commission article.

CN 2.0
2011-12 03/30/2016 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2011-12 02/24/2016 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • On May 19, 2015, "the Federal Trade Commission and 58 law enforcement partners from every state and the District of Columbia have charged four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking more than $187 million from consumers." The press release the FTC published named the following in the federal court complaint: "Cancer Fund of America, Inc. (CFA), Cancer Support Services Inc. (CSS), their president, James Reynolds, Sr., and their chief financial officer and CSS's former president, Kyle Effler; Children's Cancer Fund of America Inc. (CCFOA) and its president and executive director, Rose Perkins; and The Breast Cancer Society Inc. (BCS) and its executive director and former president, James Reynolds II. CCFOA and Perkins, BCS, Reynolds II and Effler have agreed to settle the charges against them. Under the proposed settlement orders, Effler, Perkins and Reynolds II will be banned from fundraising, charity management, and oversight of charitable assets, and CCFOA and BCS will be dissolved.  Litigation will continue against CFA, CSS and James Reynolds Sr." For more information, please see the Federal Trade Commission press release and the FTC complaint.
  • On February 16, 2016, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published an article titled, "Last of 4 Cancer Charities Targeted by Regulators to Dissolve."
2011-12 05/19/2015 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • On May 19, 2015, "the Federal Trade Commission and 58 law enforcement partners from every state and the District of Columbia have charged four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking more than $187 million from consumers." The press release the FTC published named the following in the federal court complaint: "Cancer Fund of America, Inc. (CFA), Cancer Support Services Inc. (CSS), their president, James Reynolds, Sr., and their chief financial officer and CSS's former president, Kyle Effler; Children's Cancer Fund of America Inc. (CCFOA) and its president and executive director, Rose Perkins; and The Breast Cancer Society Inc. (BCS) and its executive director and former president, James Reynolds II. CCFOA and Perkins, BCS, Reynolds II and Effler have agreed to settle the charges against them. Under the proposed settlement orders, Effler, Perkins and Reynolds II will be banned from fundraising, charity management, and oversight of charitable assets, and CCFOA and BCS will be dissolved.  Litigation will continue against CFA, CSS and James Reynolds Sr." For more information, please see the Federal Trade Commission press release and the FTC complaint.
2011-12 09/01/2012 83.89 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 81.88 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.26 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 74.65 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 55.76 one star
2007-12 02/01/2009 48.88 zero star
2006-12 11/01/2007 30.00 zero star
2005-12 12/01/2006 57.12 one star
2004-12 04/01/2006 49.68 zero star
2003-12 01/05/2005 52.50 zero star
2002-12 02/01/2004 52.50 zero star
2001-12 02/05/2003 57.32 one star
2000-12 10/15/2002 49.51 zero star

Charity Contact Info

Cancer Fund of America
2901 Breezewood Lane
Knoxville, TN 37921
tel: (800) 578-5284
EIN: 58-1766061


Board Leadership

James T. Reynolds, Sr.
President, CEO

CEO

James T. Reynolds, Sr.
President

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