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American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (800) 227-2345
TTY: (866) 228-4327
EIN: 13-1788491

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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Board Leadership

Scarlott K. Mueller
Chair

CEO

Gary Reedy
Chief Executive Officer


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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Cancer Society

Dedicated to eliminating cancer

 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.86 2 stars
  Financial 60.32 1 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
59.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 34.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.36
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth -4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Cancer Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $358,018,506
   Federated Campaigns $8,445,264
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $440,934,404
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,063,578
Total Contributions $812,461,752
   Program Service Revenue $64,140
Total Primary Revenue $812,525,892
   Other Revenue $49,786,426
TOTAL REVENUE $862,312,318
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $500,353,838
   Administrative Expenses $50,614,947
   Fundraising Expenses $289,232,598
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $840,201,383
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,110,935
   
Net Assets $1,213,593,845

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$863,304 0.10% John Seffrin Chief Executive Officer $78,482

Mission

Founded in 1913 by 15 well-known doctors and business leaders in New York City, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The American Cancer Society is represented throughout the United States and has a presence in most communities. More than two million volunteers carry out the Society's mission of eliminating cancer and improving quality of life for those individuals facing the disease.

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Note: This report represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

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