Health : Medical Research

LUNGevity Foundation

Dedicated to funding lung cancer research.

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four stars

91.14

228 South Wabash Avenue Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 407-6100   Web Site
EIN: 36-4433410

Board Leadership
Alexander F. Stern
Chair

CEO
Andrea Ferris
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.14 four stars
  Financial 87.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. In order to accomplish our mission, LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer as identified by our board of leading scientists. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network. We hope to inspire the nation to commit to ending lung cancer. Our vision is a world where no one dies from lung cancer. A world that LUNGevity helped to create by bringing together world-class scientific minds, passionate advocates, and an efficient and effective organization. Our vision is to unite the country in one movement to end lung cancer now.

The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. In order to accomplish our mission, LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer as identified by our board of leading scientists. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network. We hope to inspire the nation to commit to ending lung cancer. Our vision is a world where no one dies from lung cancer. A world that LUNGevity helped to create by bringing together world-class scientific minds, passionate advocates, and an efficient and effective organization. Our vision is to unite the country in one movement to end lung cancer now.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of educational materials shipped and downloaded each year
5,762
Number of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals reached via email
50,817
Return on investment of the research we fund
12
Number of patients surveyed on treatments and the patient experience
1,700
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Financial

three stars

87.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LUNGevity Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LUNGevity Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,395,932
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,027,243
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,423,175
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,423,175
   Other Revenue $-414,328
TOTAL REVENUE $7,008,847
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,403,309
   Administrative Expenses $793,538
   Fundraising Expenses $783,227
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,980,074
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $28,773
   
Net Assets $3,207,507

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$196,860 2.82% Andrea Stern Ferris President

Mission

The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. In order to accomplish our mission, LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer as identified by our board of leading scientists. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network. We hope to inspire the nation to commit to ending lung cancer. Our vision is a world where no one dies from lung cancer. A world that LUNGevity helped to create by bringing together world-class scientific minds, passionate advocates, and an efficient and effective organization. Our vision is to unite the country in one movement to end lung cancer now.

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Charity Contact Info

LUNGevity Foundation
228 South Wabash Avenue
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 407-6100
fax: (312) 464-0737
EIN: 36-4433410

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Board Leadership

Alexander F. Stern
Chair

CEO

Andrea Ferris
CEO