The American Lung Association (ALA) was established more than 100 years ago (1918) initially to fight tuberculosis but expanded its mission to improve lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education, and advocacy.
Specifically, ALA works to “defeat” lung cancer, “improve” the air we breathe, “reduce” the burden of lung disease on individuals and families, and “eliminate” tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. To do this, the organization relies on staff (626 people) so the organization is a non-profit (a 501 (c) (3)) that provides services more than a grant maker (ALA made $8 million in grants in 2018). Read more
In 2017, the American Lung Association (ALA) underwent big changes when the eight charter and national boards voted to unite the organization into a single nationwide organization. A 501 (c) (3) based in Chicago, Illinois, the ALA raised about $108 million in 2018, spent $104 million (primarily on compensation, fees for services, direct mail, and office-related expenses), and had about $148 million in net fund assets (think savings account) at year-end.
The ALA reported having 626 employees in 2018 who were compensated nearly $46 million, which equates to an average compensation of $74,500. 30 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 18 most highly compensated employees listed below: Read more