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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Fighting blood cancers

three stars

87.35

3 International Drive Suite 200
Rye Brook, NY 10573
tel: (888) 557-7177   Web Site
EIN: 13-5644916

Board Leadership
Peter Brock
Chair

CEO
Louis J. DeGennaro
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.35 three stars
  Financial 82.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

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Financial

three stars

82.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NY) 87.35 three stars
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (PA) 87.59 three stars
American Italian Cancer Foundation (NY) 92.61 four stars
International Myeloma Foundation (CA) 91.16 four stars
Colon Cancer Coalition (MN) 86.69 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $244,160,983
   Federated Campaigns $1,238,625
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $174,170,889
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $419,570,497
   Program Service Revenue $9,230,125
Total Primary Revenue $428,800,622
   Other Revenue $10,054,139
TOTAL REVENUE $438,854,761
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $274,505,959
   Administrative Expenses $28,888,484
   Fundraising Expenses $53,055,909
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $356,450,352
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $82,404,409
   
Net Assets $236,232,374

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
Patient & Community Services $160,694,033 57.0%
Research Programs $64,124,010 22.8%
Public Health Education $39,795,810 14.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.35 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 79.95 two stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 76.30 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 76.62 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.55 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 84.09 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 87.32 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 85.00 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.72 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 86.59 three stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 84.34 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 83.16 three stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 83.93 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 84.78 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 84.69 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 83.49 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 77.94 two stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 82.58 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 82.53 three 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 13-5644916
Name in IRS Master File LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code G30
NTEE Classification Cancer
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 January, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$634,681 0.17% Louis J. DeGennaro President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NY) 87.35 three stars
Fight Colorectal Cancer (MO) 95.05 four stars
Colon Cancer Coalition (MN) 86.69 three stars
American Italian Cancer Foundation (NY) 92.61 four stars
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
3 International Drive
Suite 200
Rye Brook, NY 10573
tel: (888) 557-7177
fax: (914) 949-6691
EIN: 13-5644916

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Board Leadership

Peter Brock
Chair

CEO

Louis J. DeGennaro
President and CEO

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