The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc.
500 N Broadway Ave.
Suite 250
Oklahoma City OK 73102
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, we are relentless in pursuit of our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Contact Information
Contact Name Kacy Lowe
Contact email donorservices@lls.org
Address 500 N Broadway Ave.
Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone (405) 415-7034
Fax 405-943-8355
County United States
Alternate Phone 405 943-8888
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

500 N Broadway Ave. #250

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Call 405-415-7034 for donation inquiries. 
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,010,405.00
Projected Expenses $133,561.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Leukemia Society of America1949
Year Founded 1949
IRS Ruling Year 2011
State Registration Expiration May 2020
Statements
Mission

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, we are relentless in pursuit of our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Background

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a 501 (c) (3) organization, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding cures and better treatments for blood cancer patients. Since its inception in 1949, LLS stands firm on our mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. With our strong belief in a world without cancer, LLS has invested over $1.3 billion dollars in research, which as a result is redefining the landscape for better, safer, and more customized cancer treatments. On the cusp of breakthroughs, new discoveries and advancements, we continue to invest in research, provide free support services to blood cancer patients and their families, and advocate for patient access to quality, affordable care for those living in Oklahoma and across the globe.

Impact

In the last year the Oklahoma Chapter: Raised more than $797,000 to support our mission. LLS is making significant impacts on patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and our community. In the last fiscal year alone, LLS gave more than $656,000 in financial assistance to blood cancer patients and their families. We provided education on pertinent blood cancer treatment updates, research breakthroughs and assistance in navigating the cancer treatment process to more than 300 individual patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

Needs

The greatest needs for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Oklahoma Chapter are:

  • Funding to support the LLS mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
  • Volunteers to help increase awareness and support outreach efforts across the state of Oklahoma.
  • Participants in fundraising campaigns including: Light The Night, Man & Woman of the Year, Student Series, Students of the Year, and Team in Training.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Throughout the United States
Oklahoma - Statewide

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society supports all the counties in Oklahoma.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Medical Research/Cancer Research
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Programs
Description
Information Specialists – One-on-one support is available from 9 am to 9 pm (EST) from Information Specialists who are master’s level oncology social workers, nurses and health educators. They can answer general questions, offer guidance and support and assist with clinical-trial searches. They can be reached at 1-800-955-4572, via email at infocenter@lls.org or online chat at www.lls.org/informationspecialists.
First Connection - A peer mentor support program, connecting people who are newly diagnosed or having a new treatment with a trained peer volunteer who has gone through a similar experience. This program is available to patients, caregivers and family members. To be matched with a peer volunteer, please call 1-800-955-4572 or fill out on online request form at http://www.lls.org/support/peer-to-peer-support.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Co-Pay Assistance Program - Offers financial support toward the cost of insurance co-payments and/or insurance premium costs for prescription drugs. Patients must qualify both medically and financially for this program. To get more information or to apply for this program call 877-557-2672 or visit www.lls.org/copay. Funds are subject to availability.
 The Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance program - available to blood cancer patients, with significant financial need, who may qualify to receive financial assistance for approved expenses which include: ground transportation, air travel, and lodging related expenses. This program makes a significant impact on patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals in our community every year. To apply for this program visit https://www.lls.org/patient-travel-assistance-program
Strategy
Population Served US& International
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Kacy Lowe
Start Date July 2008
Email kacy.lowe@lls.org
Experience Kacy Lowe has been with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for more than 10 years in roles covering all campaigns and development efforts.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Sara MasonSenior Campaign Manager
Kristi ColclasureCampaign Manager, Man & Woman of the Year
Allison HutchingsCampaign Manager, Tulsa Light The Night
Dawn NovosadCampaign Manager, Student Series
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 5
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Staff Retention Rate 90
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 5
Native American/American Indian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 7
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mrs. Kacy Lowe
Company Affiliation Executive Director
Term July 2017 to June 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Cherokee BallardOneGasVoting
Bill EverettRetired, Oil & GasVoting
Mike HancockBasement ContractorsVoting
Ms. Lauren ThompsonLauren Thompson PLLCVoting
Brad ThompsonWells FargoVoting
Apollo WoodsOKC Black EatsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 4
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2018-June 30, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,010,405
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $133,561
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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 Year201820172016
Contributions$653,362$591,329$601,487
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other($224,128)($162,243)($280,488)
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$304,552$297,672$228,353
Administration Expense$62,417$51,786$45,136
Fundraising Expense$94,036$70,080$60,849
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.931.020.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%71%68%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%12%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$15,219$59,769$11,093
Current Assets$7,901$9,438$5,769
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$31,964$44,741$5,615
Total Net Assets($16,745)$15,028$5,478
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.250.211.03
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $653,362Contributions $591,329Contributions $601,487
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Endowment? No
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments

All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Note: In the following fiscal years 2017, 2016 and 2015, Other Changes in Net Assets were made in the amounts of ($224,128), ($162,243) and ($280,488), respectively. These amounts were added to "Other" revenue. No Schedules were included with 990 documents to determine the source of these changes.

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address 500 N Broadway Ave.
Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Primary Phone 405 415-7034
Contact Email donorservices@lls.org
Give with Credit Card https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate
CEO/Executive Director Kacy Lowe
Board Chair Mrs. Kacy Lowe
Board Chair Company Affiliation Executive Director