American Cancer Society, Inc.
2970 University Parkway
Suite 104
Sarasota FL 34243
Mission

The American Cancer Society 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.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Gary Reedy
Board Chair Scarlott Mueller RN, MPH
Board Chair Affiliation No Affiliation
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1913
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2017
State Registration Exempt Nov 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $842,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $920,000,000.00
Impact Statement
Helping People Stay Well
 
• We provide life-saving cancer information through partnerships with most major hospital systems and healthcare organizations in our area, as well as other major businesses and organizations through our systems approach.

• We are addressing cancer disparities in our community through partnerships with diverse organizations, community education grants and other awareness campaigns.

• More than 1 million Floridians accessed valuable cancer information through www.cancer.org.

Helping People Get Well in the Mid-Coastal Florida Area
Serving residents of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Sarasota counties

• Local residents benefit from our support programs, from the nationwide Cancer Survivors Network to our community-based programs. 

Finding Cures

• Prevention and treatment is better for nearly every cancer patient in our community because of American Cancer Society-funded research. Our research has led to a wide range of new detection methods, cutting-edge therapies and cancer drugs and improved treatment options.

• We have invested more than $4.3 billion on research since 1946, and we are the largest private source for cancer research funding in the nation.

• We have funded 47 scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize.

Fighting Back
• Residents of Florida are protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke in virtually all workplaces because of our efforts to pass a constitutional amendment.

• Florida’s youth learn about tobacco prevention and adults receive significant smoking cessation assistance because of our success in securing permanent funding for the state’s youth tobacco prevention program.

• Tens of thousands of Floridians will quit smoking thanks to our success in leading the legislative campaign to increase the state’s tobacco tax by $1 per pack.

80% by 2018 - Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (RBCCSA) 


 
Needs Statement
As the American Cancer Society, our goal is simple:  continue to save lives and create more birthdays in your community by helping people stay well, get well, by finding cures and fighting back against cancer.
 
Needs Statement 
A priority need is for volunteers for our Road To Recovery program, which utilizes volunteer drivers in order to transport cancer patients to and from their treatments (A little less than $1,000 provides approximately 723 rides to and from treatment).
 
A priority need in volunteerism for Mid-Coastal Florida (DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties) is to find individuals who are passionate about our mission and willing to help us coordinate and raise funds through our special events, Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Big Top Gala.  It is imperative that we are able to raise funds to fulfill our mission.
 
2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Goal is $280,000
2017 Relay For Life Goal is $1,000,000
2017 Big Top Gala Goal is $200,000
 
The following patient service programs have been identified as Priority Funding Initiatives for the Mid-Coastal Area
 
Funding Opportunity - funding to provide Mid-Coastal Florida Residents with usage of the Hope Lodge Facilities which offer cancer patients and their caregiver a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city ($1,000 keeps the Hope Lodge open for one full day).
 
Background Statement
Founded in 1913, the American Cancer Society(ACS) consists of more than three million volunteers and staff collaborating with nearly 18 million cancer survivors, their families and supporting donors united nationwide to conquer cancer. To accomplish its mission, the ACS collaborates with other voluntary health agencies, community-based organizations, business leaders, legislators, and educators at the national and grassroots levels to identify and address nationwide and local cancer issues through education, patient service, research and advocacy programs.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
Throughout the United States
Areas Served Comments
The American Cancer Society, Inc. serves all communities throughout the United States.  In the state of Florida, there are over 20 local community based offices to serve residents.  International grant making is conducted as well.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Medical Research
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Mid-Coastal Volunteer Leadership Board

Greetings!

Your 2016 Mid-Coastal Volunteer Leadership Board has been installed and is beginning its work across the five counties of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Sarasota.  As chairwoman, I’ve been blessed to serve with the very energetic, hardworking men and women from all walks of life who share the same objective:  To be the "Official Sponsor of Birthdays" across our territory, the American Cancer Society Mid-Coastal Area.

Kobee Masiello
 
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Dear Prospective Donor,

The American Cancer Society Florida Division is saving lives and creating more birthdays everyday through the work we do locally in your community and throughout the nation. We help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early. We help people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis. We find cures through investment in groundbreaking research. And, we fight back by educating lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities to join the fight. 
As the country’s largest voluntary public health organization, our impact is far-reaching. In fact, a dollar invested in our organization makes more of an impact in the fight against cancer than a dollar invested anywhere else. It is hard to find people that have not been touched by the work of the American Cancer Society. From our patient services programs that offer free rides and lodging while patients undergo treatment, to our 1-800 cancer information hotline and website that provides information and resources 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we help cancer patients and their families with their cancer journey. 
We are the largest private nonprofit source of cancer research funding in the nation and have contributed more than $4.3 billion toward innovative, lifesaving research since 1946. As a result, research funded by the American Cancer Society can be attributed to most cancer research breakthroughs and discoveries in this century. We also fund the best and brightest researchers early in their careers, 47 of whom have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. 
With a grassroots force of more than three million volunteers nationwide and more than 300,000 in Florida, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We have worked together to advocate for major changes in Florida’s law, including making workplaces smoke free, increasing cancer research funding by the state, increasing the tobacco tax by $1 per pack and securing permanent funding for the state’s comprehensive tobacco prevention program.
As a result of the American Cancer Society’s efforts and progress, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.  Your support makes a lifesaving difference for cancer patients in every community. It also touches millions of others who, thanks to continued education, prevention and research, will never hear the devastating words, “You have cancer.”
Thank you for partnering with us to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Sincerely,

Ralph DeVitto, Executive VP and Florida Division Operating Officer

 

Programs
Description

Research - Support provided to academic institutions and scientists to seek new knowledge about the causes, prevention, and cure of cancer, and to conduct epidemiological and behavioral studies.

Budget $148,468,000
Category Medical Research, General/Other Cancer Research
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
Researchers funded by the American Cancer Society are able to complete their work in the field of cancer research, by utilizing the funding for the needed resources.
Long Term Success

Cancer research is a pillar of the American Cancer Society’s mission. Research, education, advocacy and service are our core priorities.   It is the American Cancer Society’s research program that determines, not only for the American Cancer Society, but for the nation, the direction we must choose in combating this disease. The public and the government rely on the American Cancer Society epidemiology research program to direct the efforts to control cancer. The American Cancer Society has funded 46 scientists who have gone on to earn Nobel Prizes.

Program Success Monitoring Today over 10 million cancer survivors and 47 Society funded Nobel Laureates are a testament to the strength of this pioneering research program.  We are able to monitor our success through cancer discoveries and breakthroughs, as well as the rising number of cancer survivors.
Program Success Examples
The American Cancer Society is justly proud of the 46 investigators who were supported before they went on to win the Nobel Prize, considered the highest accolade any scientist can receive. This is a tribute to the Society’s Research program and the strength of its peer-review process. The Society garnered two more Nobel Laureates in 2009: Former grantee Thomas A. Steitz, PhD, shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, PhD, and Ada E.Yonath, PhD, for their groundbreaking studies of the structure and function of the ribosome. The ribosome is the factory in cells that is responsible for making all proteins, and proteins are critical for life. Ribosomes are targeted by some drugs used to treat cancer, and ribosomes are also critical for all proteins made for therapeutic use, including proteins made to help patients with cancer. Former grantee Jack W. Szostak, PhD, shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, and Carol W. Greider, PhD, for discovering the enzyme telomerase and what it does to chromosomes. Most cells have a finite life span because chromosomes shorten each time a cell divides, whereas a subset of cells can replicate indefinitely due to the action of telomerase. The discovery of telomerase and its function shed insight into how cancer cells could grow indefinitely by “turning on” telomerase, thereby immortalizing the cells.
Description

 

Prevention –Programs that provide the public and health professionals with information and education to prevent cancer occurrence or to reduce risk of developing cancer. Through Advocacy we encourage lawmakers to make cancer a top legislative priority. We educate them about how their decisions effect cancer patients, survivors and their families, as well as those who might have a cancer diagnosis in the future. We influence laws and policies that can fund cancer research; ensure access to care; offer prevention, early detection and quality cancer care to the medically underserved; and reduce suffering from tobacco related illnesses. We led the fight to make Florida’s workplaces smoke-free, secured permanent funding for youth tobacco education and helped raise the state’s tobacco tax by $1 per pack.
 

Detection –Programs directed at finding cancer early. We educate men and women about the importance of getting tested. The Florida Division is committed to raising public awareness, dramatically decreasing the number of Floridians who are diagnosed each year and greatly improving the quality of life for those touched by the disease.

Budget $252,460,000
Category Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
Youth tobacco programs aid in ensuring that today's youth do not start smoking.
 
Education Campaigns increase awareness of recommended guidelines for cancer screenings.
Long Term Success

Today, over 70% of all Americans live in a smoke-free community.
- But millions are still forced to work in smoke-filled workplaces.

Today, advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and care mean that we are winning the war on cancer.
- But Congress has frozen or cut funding for cancer research and programs for the past five years.

Today, women have better access to mammograms.
- But millions of women, men and children are uninsured and millions more are underinsured, with little or no access to life-saving screenings and treatments.

Program Success Monitoring
Increased cancer screenings, reduced mortality rates nationwide.
ACS CAN can measure success by our ability to defeat cancer through:
  • Funding aggressive grassroots, lobbying and media campaigns to make every state smoke-free and to increase tobacco taxes and funding for cancer research. We advocate for early detection programs such as mammograms and colon cancer screenings
  • Educating the public and media directly by supporting sophisticated training programs for volunteers to strengthen our movement and ensure that our voices are truly heard in the halls of government;
  • Hosting debates and producing voter guides, candidate forums, and advertising to get every lawmaker and candidate on the record in support of laws and policies that help people fight cancer and save lives.

These efforts produce policies, laws, and regulations that further the overall mission of both the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN.

Program Success Examples

ACS CAN campaigns led by volunteers and staff across the nation have:

  • Led to 35 states as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico to go smoke-free
  • Supported a 62-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax, preventing 1.9 million children from becoming lifelong tobacco users
  • Helped secure U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation of tobacco products
  • Increased federal cancer research funding for the National Institutes of Health
Description

Patient Services –Programs and services that assist cancer patients and their families after diagnosis and during treatment. We have multiple programs and services to assist individuals through their cancer experience. Our assistance is free and can help patients through every aspect of their fight against cancer. We offer information, day-to-day help and services that provide emotional support. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone.

 

Budget $279,645,000
Category Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
Patients will be provided with  information, lodging, transportation, emotional support, free wigs, prostheses, patient navigation and childhood cancer programs.
Long Term Success

The American Cancer Society offers programs and services to help the more than 1.4 million cancer patients diagnosed each year in this country, and the 11 million cancer survivors – as well as their family and friends. We provide information, day-to-day help, and emotional support. And best of all, our help is free.

Whether it is providing information to help make decisions or free services like transportation to and from cancer treatment or a free place to stay while receiving treatment far from home, the American Cancer Society is available around the clock to help people focus on getting well.

Program Success Monitoring The American Cancer Society monitors success by collecting data on the number of newly diagnosed patients served.  We also track how many cancer patients utilize our patient services center, our programs, Hope Lodges, transportation services and support groups.
Program Success Examples
Our successs is tracked by our ability to help cancer patients in the following ways:

Information
 
The American Cancer Society is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by phone at 1-800-227-2345 or online at cancer.org. When you call us, you will talk with a trained Cancer Information Specialist.

Day-to-day Help

Rides to treatment:Sometimes getting to cancer treatment is a challenge. If you need a ride to treatment, we may be able to help.

Lodging:If your cancer treatment is far from home and you need a place to stay, the American Cancer Society may be able to help.
 
Hair loss and mastectomy products:Some women use wigs, hats, breast forms, and bras to help cope with the effects of treatment. Our “tlc” Tender Loving Care®catalog offers these products, as well as helpful articles.
 
Personal cancer guide:You may want someone to help guide you through your cancer care. An American Cancer Society patient navigator can help. 
 

Emotional Support

Breast cancer support:Women with breast cancer can talk with a trained Reach To Recovery®volunteer who is a breast cancer survivor.

Prostate cancer support:Men with prostate cancer talk and offer support to each other in Man To Man®meetings.
 
Cancer education classes:If you and your family have questions about cancer, our I Can Cope®classes can help. These classes are in many communities as well as online.
 
Help with appearance-related side effects of treatment):Some cancer treatments can affect your appearance. At a Look Good…Feel Better®session, you can learn ways to help with side effects like hair loss and skin changes. 
 
Online community:You can get share experiences, practical tips, and hope through the American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors Network®. This is a free online community created by and for people with cancer and their families.
 
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
 
 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Gary Reedy
CEO Term Start May 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email gary.reedy@cancer.org
Experience

Gary Reedy has been CEO of the American Cancer Society since May 2015. 

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Otis Brawley MDChief Medical Officer
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 6425
Part Time Staff 730
Staff Retention Rate % 93
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 30000
Management Reports to Board No
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
The American Cancer Society collaborates with thousands of organizations nationwide including the Commission on Cancer and the National Cancer Institute. The American Cancer Society collaborates with organizations to fight cancer in every community. We work to:
  • Increase cancer awareness and educate people about steps they can take to stay well.
  • Provide resources to guide people through every step of the cancer experience so they can focus on getting well.
  • Fund and conduct research on cancer disparities and how we can overcome them.
  • Engage communities worldwide to join the fight against cancer by participating in our events and working with legislators to pass laws to defeat cancer.

Together, we save lives and help people in every community celebrate more of life’s milestones – like birthdays.

To accomplish this important work, we connect with various organizations to help us deliver our lifesaving messages. The American Cancer Society is engaged on local levels in communities across the country.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Scarlott Mueller RN, MPH
Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Board Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
John Alfonso CPANo Affiliation
F Daniel Armstrong PhDUniversity of Miami
Arnold M Baskies MD, FACSNo Affiliation
Patricia J Crome RN, MN, NE-BC, FACMPERona Consulting Group
Kevin J Cullen MDNo Affiliation
Leeann Chau Dang Accenture Technology Labs
Lewis E Foxhall MDMD Anderson Cancer Institute
Carmen E Guerra MD, MSCE, FACPUniversity of Pennsylvania
John W Hamilton DDSNo Affiliation
Daniel P Heist CPANo Affiliation
Susan D Henry LCSWNo Affiliation
Carol Jackson No Affiliation
Gareth T Joyce Delta Airlines
Jeffrey L Kean No Affiliation
Jorge Luis Lopez Esq.Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Brian A Marlow CFAKeyBank South Puget Sound
Scarlott K Mueller RN, MPHNo Affiliation
Gregory L Pemberton Esq.Ice Miller, LLP
Carolyn F Rhee FACHEUCLA - Oliveview
Gil West Delta Air Lines
Robert Youle Community Volunteer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 14
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Meeting Attendance % 93
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $842,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $920,000,000.00
Organization has Endowment Yes
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$35,066$368,149,870
Government Contributions$5,874,000$4,682,245$6,425,748
Federal$0$0--
State$0$0--
Local$0$0--
Unspecified$5,874,000$4,682,245$6,425,748
Individual Contributions$168,103,000$356,909,567--
$0$8,180,904$10,131,204
$136,455,000($9,784,551)$24,767
Investment Income, Net of Losses($5,991,000)$40,315,612$22,716,135
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$422,235,000$439,819,937$487,001,193
Revenue In-Kind$77,941,000$74,576,917$50,364,701
Other$97,898,000$7,702,750$29,992,225
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$708,516,000$621,740,548$672,422,111
Administration Expense$51,561,000$51,257,169$50,263,109
Fundraising Expense$180,466,000$170,295,605$201,303,109
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.961.011.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%74%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue30%21%23%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,773,407,000$1,855,404,308$1,878,381,083
Current Assets$176,529,000$183,522,932$213,281,802
Long-Term Liabilities$392,702,000$108,526,128$117,936,657
Current Liabilities$205,321,000$582,679,407$469,176,071
Total Net Assets$1,175,384,000$1,164,198,773$1,291,268,355
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $422,235,000Fundraising $439,819,937 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $168,103,000Contributions, gifts, grants $356,909,567 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBequests $130,405,000Investment Income $40,315,612 --
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.860.310.45
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets22%6%6%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Organization's 2015 990 will not be available until Fall 2015. Financial information taken from IRS Form 990.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Local financial statements not available.  Unable to reconcile Federal returns with audited financial statements. Financial information taken solely from audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.  Revenue per the financial statements includes the valuation of contributed services, merchandise and other in-kind contributions.
 
Nonprofit American Cancer Society, Inc.
Address 2970 University Parkway
Suite 104
Sarasota, FL 30303
Phone 800 227-2345

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