Better Business Bureau Report for
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
Address: 5433 Westheimer Rd., Suite 300
  Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-840-0483
Web Address:
Also known as:Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1949, New York
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Texas Gulf Chapter (LLS) provides the following programs and services: Patient and Community Services, Public Health Information, and Professional Education. LLS offers financial assistance to blood cancer patients and provides information and counseling services to patients and their families. LLS has developed 452 Family Support Groups at chapters throughout the US and Canada. LLS also has 825 volunteer support group facilitators with backgrounds in oncology nursing or social work. Groups are guided by two volunteer oncology health professionals, and provide information and support and encourage greater communication among patients, families, friends, and healthcare professionals. The Society also works on a day-to-day basis with area hospitals and other agencies to provide disease specific information and services for patients. LLS also holds programs and seminars for medical professional to educate them in new procedures.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : John Walter, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Jason Ryan, Chair
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Regulatory

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 15

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $325,943,000, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Source of Funds  
Net Campaign Contributions 242,303,000
Co-pay Contributions 67,100,000
Donated services and media 10,985,000
Legacies 5,555,000
Net interest and dividend income 1,488,000
Total Income $327,431,000


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 16%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $327,431,000
Program expenses $256,445,000
Fund raising expenses 54,353,000
Administrative expenses 28,734,000
Total expenses $339,532,000
Expenses in Excess of Income (12,101,000)
Beginning net assets 103,765,000
Ending net assets 100,406,000
Total liabilities 148,329,000
Total assets $248,735,000

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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