American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, Inc. HQ

Finding Cures. Saving Children.

aka St. Jude Children's Research Hospital   |   Memphis, TN   |  http://www.stjude.org

Mission

ALSAC raises funds and builds awareness to sustain the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment while honoring the memory and heritage of our founder, Danny Thomas.

Ruling year info

1980

Principal Officer

Mr. Richard C. Shadyac Jr.

Main address

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN 38105 USA

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EIN

35-1044585

NTEE code info

Cancer Research (H30)

Hospital (Specialty) (E24)

Pediatrics Research (H98)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from 20% when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80% today. Despite that progress, 1 in 5 children in the U.S. who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive. Globally, the vast majority of childhood cancer patients do not have access to adequate care and will not survive. St. Jude, ALSAC and our supporters are working hard to change this. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Led by Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer , ALSAC coordinates the fundraising activities of the more than 1 million volunteers and 9 million donors who support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital each year. ALSAC operations are overseen by its Board of Directors who are also the same volunteers serving as the St. Jude Board of Governors.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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.

% of Female Staff - 68.5%

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Family relationships

Related Program

Fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

% of Multicultural Staff on Senior Leadership Team (VP and above) - 40%

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Family relationships

Related Program

Fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Fundraising Expenses as a Percentage of Public Support Revenues - 16%

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Children and youth

Related Program

Fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Specifically we wish to increase the cure rates to over 90% for the major forms of childhood cancer and advance research and treatment of specific childhood diseases such as sickle cell disease. When St. Jude opened its doors in 1962, only 20% of children with cancer survived in the U.S. Today, helped by innovative research at St. Jude, more than 80% survive. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, and thanks to the generosity of our donors, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. It will cost more than $1 billion to operate St. Jude this year. Because more than 75% of those funds come from generous donors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's is highly focused on our mission and providing an environment where great doctors and scientists can do their best work. We are not a typical children's hospital, but instead are a research hospital focused on pediatric cancer and life-threatening diseases in children, including sickle cell disease. This strategy has enabled us to become a world leader in our fields of study. We conduct basic, translational and clinical research designed to find cures, improve diagnosis, enhance treatment outcomes, and minimize adverse effects of treatment for these diseases. Approximately 90% of cancer patients treated at St. Jude are enrolled on one or more of our research studies. We serve as a global resource by sharing our knowledge and discoveries with health care and scientific research professionals around the world. Integral to the success of the organization is our ability to raise the necessary funds to support the mission and accelerate progress.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center devoted solely to children. This designation goes to hospitals that are highly advanced in research, treatment and prevention of cancer. The following capabilities help our organization achieve our stated goals.* World-class physicians and researchers.* Highly integrated healthcare teams, providing seamless multi-disciplinary care and research, increasing the speed of discoveries and their translation into new treatments.* Cutting-edge research and clinical care facilities.* An efficient fundraising organization that ensures the operation of St. Jude, which relies primarily on the philanthropic support of loyal donors, volunteers and partners.* A committed Board of Governors and Directors.* Collaborations with scientists and physicians around the world.

We measure success in the lifetime of moments we give to children whom we successfully treat. St. Jude has played a significant role in the increased survival for children with pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases around the world* In 1972, St. Jude achieved a 50% survival rate for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia through an innovative combination of therapies revolutionizing leukemia treatment worldwide. *St. Jude discovered that bone marrow transplants from unrelated, genetically matched donors are as effective in treating childhood leukemia as those from patients' siblings who are genetically matched.* St. Jude pioneered the elimination of cranial irradiation in treating most leukemia patients, greatly reducing immediate and long-term effects in these patients. Until all children can be cured, we have not achieved our ultimate goal—to find cures to the diseases we treat so that no child will die in the dawn of life.

Financials

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Operations

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

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American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Judy Habib

No Affiliation

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Tama Zaydon

no affiliation

Term: 2019 -

Judy Habib

No Affiliation

Tama Zaydon

Martha Beard

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/03/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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