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Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation

Funding life-changing breakthroughs in breast cancer

four stars

92.92

541 North Fairbanks Court Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 926-4274   Web Site
EIN: 36-3727715

Board Leadership
Hollis Hanover
Chair

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
89.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.11
  Program Expenses Growth -10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (IL) 92.92 four stars
RWJ University Hospital Foundation (NJ) 85.31 three stars
ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (TN) 91.04 four stars
Virginia Mason Health System (WA) 89.12 three stars
CHOC Foundation (CA) 91.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $421,421
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $29,450
   Fundraising Events $323,651
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $774,522
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $774,522
   Other Revenue $392,952
TOTAL REVENUE $1,167,474
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $104,277
   Administrative Expenses $80,539
   Fundraising Expenses $60,259
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $245,075
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $922,399
   
Net Assets $2,487,425

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 $104,277 100.0%

Ratings History
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 92.74 four stars
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

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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

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

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (IL) 92.92 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
541 North Fairbanks Court
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 926-4274
fax: (312) 926-0332
EIN: 36-3727715

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Board Leadership

Hollis Hanover
Chair

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