My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation, West Linn, OR, USA
I received a call from "Name Unavailable" (1-540-023-7856) and the woman asked for my wife. I said, "Yes, may I tell her who's calling?" and was told it was the Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation. I told her to hold a moment, went to get my wife and found her napping (she has progressive MS) and explained to the woman that she was unavailable. The woman then sarcastically responded, "Yeah, right!" and hung up on me.
There are certainly worthy charitable causes out there, but the sad reality is that they seem to be outnumbered by scams operations that rely on peoples' inherent compassion and philanthropy to profit for themselves. I did a bit of research and found that Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation is located in Aventura, Florida. Their website URL is http://breastcancersurvivor.org.
I also learned that their registered agent--apparently--is the Kansas City-based law form of Copilevitz & Canter, L.L.C. This I found on the same Washington State Charitable Solicitations Program Charity Profile Report as another person who posted a comment about this organization. Updates numbers (2011), however, show gross revenues of $2,547,079 with only 6% of that going to program services! Copilevitz & Canter, L.L.C. claims to be 'active in the nonprofit, fundraising, and telemarketing communities, and have successfully represented clients before all levels of state and federal courts and federal regulatory agencies.'
Here's another interesting opinion with more insight about Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation: http://phonyphonecharities.blogspot.com/2012/10/introduction-breast-cancer-charity-scam.html
Readers here can decide for themselves whether this is a legitimate and worthy charity. My mind is definitely made up and I am happy that my wife was napping, didn't take the call, and didn't donate any money to Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation.
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