Executive Compensation at the American Cancer Society (2019)
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) dedicated to eliminating cancer by funding cancer research and focusing on prevention and detection, and treatment. Key information about ACS includes:
- ACS is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia but the organization has more than 250 offices throughout the country.
- ACS raises about $700 million annually.
- ACS has $1.1 billion in net assets.
- There are 21 independent voting members of the governing body, 16 (76%) of whom are male and 5 (24%) who are female (Note: the Form 990 does not report gender identity. The numbers are based on names and google searches).
In 2019, ACS reported total revenue of $720 million (compared to $770 million in 2018) most of which came from contributions, gifts, and grants ($683 million including $43 million in non-cash contributions – clothing, hotels, wigs, etc).
Expenses totaled $716 million (not including $716 million in depreciation) with the largest expense being compensation at $330 million (46% of revenue). 4,922 employees received $330 million, which equates to an average compensation of $67,000. 322 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 11 most highly compensated reported to be:
- $1,091,029: Gary M Reedy, CEO*
- $1,072,070: Susan G Herrington, EVP, Enterp Gov’t & Corp Services
- $ 827,844: Catherine E Mickle, Chief Administrative Officer*
- $ 766,774: Sharon Byers, Chief Development and Marketing Officer
- $ 719,133: Jung H Kim, EVP Northeast Region
- $ 704,841: Michael L Neal, SVP, Field Operations
- $ 606,606: Richard C Wender, Chief Cancer Control Officer
- $ 599,319: Robert L Crutchfield, Managing Director, Brightedge Ventures
- $ 509,580: Robert M King, CFO (outgoing)*
- $ 441,765: Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
- $ 407,406: Jeff D Klaas, EVP, West Region
8 of the 11 (73%) most highly compensated employees are male while 3 of the 11 (27%) are female (note: The Form 990 does not report gender identify; the numbers are based on name and a google search).
313 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 5 highest reported to be:
- $16.6 million: KPMG LLP, of Dallas, TX for system implementation
- $12.8 million: Tellepsen Builders, of Houston, TX for construction
- $ 8.7 million: Merkle, of Baltimore, MD for fundraising counsel
- $ 4.6 million: Acumen Solutions, of McLean, VA for system integration
- $ 4.5 milion: Broadleaf Results, of Williamsville, NY for independent contract labor
To read the IRS Form 990 (2019), click here.