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Mario Lemieux Foundation

Raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin's Playrooms

four stars

92.86

Two Chatham Center, Suite 1661 112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (412) 281-3466   Web Site
EIN: 25-1708231

Board Leadership
Mario Lemieux
Chairman

CEO
Nancy G. Angus
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.86 four stars
  Financial 89.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mario Lemieux Foundation was created in 1993 by hockey legend Mario Lemieux. In that year, Mario was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. After a successful battle with Hodgkin's disease, Mario is now over 25 years cancer free and his experience led him to focus on ways to assist those not so fortunate. He devotes much of his time to the Foundation raising funds to help reach the ultimate goal: a cure for cancer. The Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin's Playrooms, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities.

The Mario Lemieux Foundation was created in 1993 by hockey legend Mario Lemieux. In that year, Mario was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. After a successful battle with Hodgkin's disease, Mario is now over 25 years cancer free and his experience led him to focus on ways to assist those not so fortunate. He devotes much of his time to the Foundation raising funds to help reach the ultimate goal: a cure for cancer. The Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin's Playrooms, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities.

Financial

three stars

89.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 107.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 67.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mario Lemieux Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mario Lemieux Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Mario Lemieux Foundation (PA) 92.86 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,448,712
   Federated Campaigns $29,175
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $672,840
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,150,727
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,150,727
   Other Revenue $912,297
TOTAL REVENUE $4,063,024
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,086,399
   Administrative Expenses $325,609
   Fundraising Expenses $223,560
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,635,568
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,572,544
   
Net Assets $3,138,542

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
Blood Cancer Research $4,398,675 72.3%
Hospital Playroom $525,602 8.6%
Cardiovascular Research $961,322 15.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 92.86 four stars
2018-09 12/01/2019 83.31 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 78.92 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 81.01 three stars
2015-09 12/01/2017 80.16 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 75.12 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 77.39 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 80.47 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 79.34 two stars
2012-09 07/01/2014 80.10 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 25-1708231
Name in IRS Master File MARIO LEMIEUX FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 September, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,150 1.82% Nancy G. Angus Executive Director

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Mario Lemieux Foundation (PA) 92.86 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Mario Lemieux Foundation
Two Chatham Center, Suite 1661
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (412) 281-3466
fax: (412) 281-3066
EIN: 25-1708231

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Board Leadership

Mario Lemieux
Chairman

CEO

Nancy G. Angus
Executive Director

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