Swim Across America, Inc.

Making Waves To Fight Cancer

aka Swim Across America   |   Charlotte, NC   |  www.swimacrossamerica.org

Mission

Swim Across America provides early-stage grant funding for cancer research, clinical trials, and patient programs that will lead to new treatments and cures to defeat cancer.

Ruling year info

1993

President & CEO

Mr. Robert Butcher

Main address

8508 Park Road #389

Charlotte, NC 28210 USA

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EIN

22-3248256

NTEE code info

Cancer Research (H30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We provide early-stage funding for cancer research, clinical trials, and patient programs that likely wouldn't be funded.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Benefit Swims

Participants in our charity swims solicit donations. Of importance and impact to our participants and donors, money raised locally is granted to a local beneficiary meaning, for example, donations from our Baltimore charity swim are granted to Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percent of participants who generate the minimum $400 in donations.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Benefit Swims

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

80% of SAA participants generate at least $400 in contributions. Our goal to sustain this level.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We host charity swims with the proceeds funding early-stage cancer research at world class hospitals that support young investigators and researchers to conduct research, clinical trials, and patient programs that will lead to breakthroughs in treatments and cures to defeat cancer. Our charity swims are the vehicle to raising money so we can support our hospital partners in their goal of giving more families hope in the fight against cancer.

We establish a charity swim in a market where there is a world-class hospital that desires to partner with us. It is vital that our hospital beneficiaries are partners in our charity swims and that our participants see our researchers at the swims so they can learn the impact of their donations.

Over the past decade, we have grown from a northeast regional non-profit to a national footprint with successful charity swims in Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Dallas, Nashville, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tampa. As we have grown, our investments are being made into the sustainability of existing charity swims and the growth of new charity swims.

We have been sustainable for three decades and awarded nearly $100M to fund cancer research that otherwise might not have been funded. We were an early funder of immunotherapy clinical trials that has lead to four FDA approved treatments.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Swim Across America, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Pam Ryan

Goldman Sachs

Term: 2019 - 2023


Board co-chair

Hugh Curran

Legal

Term: 2019 - 2023

Matt Vossler

Bob Coakley

Evan Vosburgh

Janel McArdle

Kimberly Wilson-Wetty

Evan Vosburgh

Jamie Mannion

Kevin Shine

Jean Fufidio

Jack Salerno

Burt Zweigenhaft

Doug Towne

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes