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Danny D

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Review for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., National Office, Dallas, TX, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Pauline -

Many of the people "involved" with Komen have no idea how the money is actually spent. Sure, you're told certain things. Sure, it feels good to work for a big non-profit. But if you actually READ their 990 forms, it will sicken you.

They give $1,000$ to random people without even having their full name, address, etc. They will label it as "education". But my aunt calls asking for assistance, and is told "we don't give directly to the public". This sickened her and my whole family.

They have over $15,000,000.00 in payroll expense. That sickens me even more. Sure, Komen was founded for great reasons, for great goals. But now it's just a big greed machine, and it's sickening.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being denied in time of need. Constantly given conflicting information from their staff that makes it too difficult for the average person to undercover the "correct", the "true", and the "accurate" policies, expenditures, and financial history of the company.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Force the foundation to educate their donors about how the money is actually spent. Create a new financial policy that allows donors to give money only to the sector of expense that they choose to - ie: 100% of their donation goes only to research.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Have analyzed their 990 forms for a decade, have read various research grant proposals they have funded, have interviewed past and current volunteers.
 

Review for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., National Office, Dallas, TX, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Would you continue to donate if you knew Komen only puts 20% of your money into research for the cure? I hope not. Find an organization where your money is actually spent on finding a cure.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This foundation only puts 20% of your donation into research for the cure.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This foundation only puts 20% of your donation into research for the cure.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & This foundation only puts 20% of your donation into research for the cure.
 

Review for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., National Office, Dallas, TX, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Komen gave their CEO a 72,518.00$ pay increase during a "national recession". In 2007 only 23.5% of proceeds was spent on research. In 2008 only 26.73% of proceeds was spent on research. In 2009 they dropped all the way down to 20.22% on research. Stay far away from this organization. You can find other npf's that will put a much greater percentage of their proceeds into actually researching and curing this disease.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Most people just want their t-shirt from the race, their picture from the race, or the pretty pink bow on the products they buy. It makes them "feel good" and they don't look into what is actually going on in Komen's financials.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Komen currently spends 22.58% on "expenses", salaries, telemarketing, professional advisors. They only spent 20.22% on researching the cure. When your national campaign is "For the cure" - you would expect that the biggest portion of your donation would be put into "the cure", and the only way to find a cure is to conduct research. Komen needs to get all board members together, create a projected budget which includes dropping the salaries of their officers and increasing the funds put into research.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & It's as easy as looking at the 990 forms.