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Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation

Funding life-changing breakthroughs in breast cancer

four stars

90.91

Galter 3-200 251 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 926-4274   Web Site
EIN: 36-3727715

Board Leadership
Julie Lampert
Chair

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) is one of the nation's leading breast cancer research and education charities. It was founded in 1985 in memory of Lynn Sage, a Chicago-area woman who endured a six-year struggle with breast cancer with her spirit and dignity intact before she died at the age of 39. Our mission is to support the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer in partnership with Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Since its inception, LSCRF has raised over $31 million for breast cancer research. LSCRF fulfills its mission by funding a breast cancer research program, a breast fellowship program, and breast cancer outreach.

The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) is one of the nation's leading breast cancer research and education charities. It was founded in 1985 in memory of Lynn Sage, a Chicago-area woman who endured a six-year struggle with breast cancer with her spirit and dignity intact before she died at the age of 39. Our mission is to support the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer in partnership with Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Since its inception, LSCRF has raised over $31 million for breast cancer research. LSCRF fulfills its mission by funding a breast cancer research program, a breast fellowship program, and breast cancer outreach.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.61
  Program Expenses Growth -44.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (IL) 90.91 four stars
Riley Children's Foundation (IN) 90.48 four stars
John Muir Health Foundation (CA) 94.74 four stars
American Friends of ALYN Hospital (NY) 91.16 four stars
Deborah Hospital Foundation (NJ) 92.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $386,047
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $34,630
   Fundraising Events $1,123,285
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,543,962
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,543,962
   Other Revenue $-33,712
TOTAL REVENUE $1,510,250
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $134,416
   Administrative Expenses $74,935
   Fundraising Expenses $39,099
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $248,450
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,261,800
   
Net Assets $3,231,708

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Supporting Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center $134,416 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.91 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 87.30 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.56 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 76.59 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.42 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.11 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 91.63 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 92.02 four stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 94.00 four stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 90.00 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 87.51 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.18 three stars
2009-12 02/01/2012 79.35 two stars
2009-12 12/23/2011 75.26 two stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 --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, September 20, 2011

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation in February 2012 because the organization filed an amended FY 2009 Form 990 with the IRS which reports fundraising expenses.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation historically reported fundraising expenses on their Forms 990. But its FYE 2009 Form 990 listed no fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities only rarely are able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We reached out to Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation for clarification, but did not received an adequate explanation. We were therefore unable to evaluate Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and thus issued a donor advisory. 
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 10/01/2009 83.13 three stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 70.14 two stars
2006-12 08/01/2008 53.40 zero star
2005-12 12/01/2006 72.61 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 78.69 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-3727715
Name in IRS Master File LYNN SAGE CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code L80
NTEE Classification Housing Support Services -- Other
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(930) Prepaid legal services pan exempt under IRC section 501(c)(20)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Julie Lampert Chair

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (IL) 90.91 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
Galter 3-200
251 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 926-4274
fax: (312) 926-0332
EIN: 36-3727715

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Board Leadership

Julie Lampert
Chair

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