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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

A global leader in the fight against cancer.

89.19

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

Board Leadership
Jeff Sachs
Chair Of The Board

CEO
Louis J. DeGennaro
President and CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.19
  Financial 85.02
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 Rye Brook, 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 Rye Brook, 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.

Financial

85.02

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NY) 89.19
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer (VA) 97.44
Fight Colorectal Cancer (MO) 97.96
The Kidney Cancer Association (TX) 100.00
Commonweal (CA) 90.02

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $267,428,958
   Federated Campaigns $809,036
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $159,181,536
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $427,419,530
   Program Service Revenue $15,997,252
Total Primary Revenue $443,416,782
   Other Revenue $52,804,527
TOTAL REVENUE $496,221,309
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $296,093,254
   Administrative Expenses $42,968,047
   Fundraising Expenses $54,935,149
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $393,996,450
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $102,224,859
   
Net Assets $366,122,438

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 $198,424,766 64.8%
Research Programs $47,726,107 15.6%
Public Health Education $44,287,931 14.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 11/01/2021 89.19
2019-06 11/01/2020 87.11
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.35
2017-06 08/01/2018 79.95
2016-06 10/01/2017 76.30
2015-06 07/01/2016 76.62
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.55
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 84.09
2013-06 10/01/2014 87.32
2012-06 05/01/2013 85.00
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.72
2011-06 07/01/2012 86.59
2010-06 10/01/2011 84.34
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.72
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 83.16
2008-06 06/01/2009 83.93
2007-06 03/01/2009 84.78
2006-06 04/01/2008 84.69
2005-06 06/01/2006 83.49
2004-06 07/01/2005 77.94

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$782,431 0.19% Louis J. Degennaro President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NY) 89.19
The V Foundation (NC) 91.16
The Kidney Cancer Association (TX) 100.00
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (CA) 95.29
Commonweal (CA) 90.02

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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

Jeff Sachs
Chair Of The Board

CEO

Louis J. DeGennaro
President and CEO

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