aicr soliciting donations. I've had 9 hangup calls in the last couple of days. When I called them back at 3:15 on friday, they were closed even though their introduction said they were still open . They could take some of that nearly half milllion salary their ceo gets and hire some real people to answer the phone. Don't they realize how much these hang up calls turn people away from their cause?
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American Institute for Cancer Research
Also Known As: AICR
1759 R St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Contact: Ms. Kathryn L. Ward, Senior Vice President
Web Site: www.aicr.org
Who We Are
The American Institute for Cancer Research fosters research on diet, nutrition and cancer and educates the public about the results.
This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity .
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's September 30, 2008 Form 990.
Additional narrative information in this report was last supplied by the organization on February 26, 2009.
It makes its audited financial statements available to the public upon request.
Contributions are deductible, as provided by law.
How to Help
This organization is seeking funds from contributions and grants. These funds will be used for unrestricted operating expenses and special projects.
Year Founded: 1982
Ruling Year: 1982
Fiscal Year: September 30, 2008
Assets: $16,977,071 (from Sep 30, 2008 Form 990)
Income: $34,839,632 (from Sep 30, 2008 Form 990)
No. of Board Members: 6
No. of Full-Time Employees: 21-100
No. of Part-Time Employees: 21-100
No. of Volunteers: 0
Ms. Marilyn Gentry
Chief Executive Profile
Marilyn Gentry, AICR President, has been associated with the Institute since its beginning. She developed AICR's consumer education programs and has provided direction for the research program, helping build a nationally recognized and praised research effort. Kelly B. Browning is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute. He is responsible for the Institute's direct response and major fund-raising programs; and all finance, accounting, government affairs, state regulatory affairs and legal issues. Kathryn L. Ward, AICR Senior Vice President, is responsible for administration, non-direct mail fundraising and program including education, communications and research.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MISSION AND PROGRAMS
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is one of the nation''s largest cancer charity, focusing exclusively on the link between diet and cancer. The Institute provides a wide range of consumer education programs that help millions of Americans learn to make dietary changes for lower cancer risk. AICR also supports innovative research in cancer prevention and treatment at universities, hospitals and research centers across the U.S. The Institute has provided millions of dollars in funding for research in diet, nutrition and cancer.
AICR's operating programs focus on research grant funding and public education. The Institute has channeled millions of dollars into investigations of the diet-cancer link. These dollars have fostered research at leading universities, hospitals and research centers throughout the U.S. and around the world. With the nation's most extensive program of publications on diet, nutrition and cancer prevention, AICR has distributed millions of AICR educational booklets and pamphlets to the public, and hundreds of thousands of copies of reference works from AICR have reached health professionals. Nutrition seminars, public service announcements and other consumer-targeted programs help to further promote AICR's message that diet plays a major role in cancer risk.
Additional Comments from the Organization
AICR educational programs for cancer prevention have gained recognition from many sources, including numerous awards. Recent recognition includes the National Health Information Awards and APEX awards. In 2003, The American Dietetic Association Awarded AICR its President's Circle Nutrition Education Award.
GOALS AND RESULTS
Accomplishments for Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2006
Since its inception, AICR has granted a total of more than $83 million in diet and cancer research funding.
AICR hosted the Internation Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer in a two day program with 29 science professional speakers, a poster session and press conference. AICR research department participated in reseach conferences in the US and internationally.
AICR continued to expand its public education offerings, which now include conferences, seminars, brochures in English and Spanish, newsletters, public service announcements, a nutrition hotline and other programs. It also reaches the public through the media, generating 8,000 newspaper and magazine articles a year on diet and cancer. It's award winning website, www.aicr.org draws between 60 and 90,000 visitors a month.
Objectives for Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2007
AICR will continue to fund cutting edge research in the area of diet, nutrition and cancer, focusing on prevention, treatment and survivorship.
AICR will contine to distribute its quarterly newsletter to more than 1.6 million housholds.
AICR will continue to be the primary resource for diet and cancer information for consumers, journalists, health professionals and educators.
The Institute's grant review process is one of only a few to have earned the approval of the National Cancer Institute. The grant review panels are an important part of the success of the research grant program. It annually runs the International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer, which draws up to 500 researchers and practitioners to discuss advances in this essential but specialized field. AICR regularly surveys recipients of its educational materials to evaluate their effectiveness.
Revenues and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008
Government Grants $0
Program Services $2,662,883
Special Events $0
Total Revenue $34,839,632
Program Services $22,326,446
Total Expenses $33,723,517
Net Gain/Loss $1,116,115
Balance Sheet: Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008
Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot long survive, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
ASSETS October 1, 2007 September 30, 2008 Change
Cash & Equivalent $2,207,987 $6,676,558 $4,468,571
Accounts Receivable $572,335 $622,819 $50,484
Pledges & Grants Receivable $0 $0 $0
Receivable / Other $0 $0 $0
Inventories for Sale of Use $0 $0 $0
Investment/Securities $12,238,081 $7,051,351 ($5,186,730)
Investment/Other $0 $0 $0
Fixed Assets $209,100 $168,417 ($40,683)
Other $3,513,621 $2,457,926 ($1,055,695)
Total Assets $18,741,124 $16,977,071 ($1,764,053)
LIABILITIES October 1, 2007 September 30, 2008 Change
Accounts Payable $2,246,478 $1,941,429 ($305,049)
Grants Payable $5,005,274 $3,717,745 ($1,287,529)
Deferred Revenue $70,289 $77,238 $6,949
Loans and Notes $0 $0 $0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Other $2,465,481 $2,394,709 ($70,772)
Total Liabilities $9,787,522 $8,131,121 ($1,656,401)
FUND BALANCE $8,953,602 $8,845,950 ($107,652)
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