American National Red Cross
2025 E St.
Washington DC 20006
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
American Red Cross of Lowcountry South Carolina
Address 2025 E St.
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone (800) REDCROSS
E-mail gordon.robertson@redcross.org
Projected Annual Revenue $2,563,170,000.00 (2016)
Web and Social Media
Video
Mission Statement The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Gail J. McGovern
Board Chair Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Board Chair Company Affiliation CEO, Pace Communications
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1881
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
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Revenue vs Expenses Area Graph - All Years

Comparing revenue to expenses shows how the organizations finances fluctuate over time.

Source: IRS Form 990

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Statements
Mission The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Background
Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War. Returning home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882.
 
To learn more about our history, visit www.RedCross.org/about-us/history(http://www.redcross.org/about-us/history) .
Impact To learn more about the important work of the American Red Cross, visit www.RedCross.org/what-we-do(http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do) .  To find our latest reports on the organization, visit www.RedCross.org/about-us/publications(http://www.redcross.org/about-us/publications) .
Needs The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of the American public to help people in need every day.  With your generous donations of time, blood and money, the Red Cross provides people in crisis with relief for today and hope for tomorrow.  To learn about the many ways you can support the Red Cross, visit www.RedCross.org/support(http://www.redcross.org/support) .
CEO/Executive Director Statement Gail J. McGovern joined the American Red Cross as president and CEO on April 8, 2008. To learn more about her, visit www.RedCross.org/Gail-J-McGovern(http://www.redcross.org/Gail-J-McGovern) . To read her latest reports on the work of the Red Cross, visit www.RedCross.org/about-us/publications(http://www.redcross.org/about-us/publications) .
Board Chair Statement Bonnie McElveen-Hunter was appointed as Chairman of the American Red Cross on June 17, 2004.  To learn more about her work with the Red Cross, visit www.RedCross.org/Bonnie-McElveen-Hunter(http://www.redcross.org/Bonnie-McElveen-Hunter) .
Areas of Service
Area
Throughout the United States
Internationally
Beaufort County
Colleton County
Hampton County
Jasper County
The American Red Cross provides services in local communities across the nation and around the world.
Board Chair
Board Chair Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Company Affiliation CEO, Pace Communications
Term June 2004 to June 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
For current list of national board members visit www.RedCross.org/about-us/governance
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 8
Governance
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Gail J. McGovern
Experience Gail J. McGovern joined the American Red Cross as president and CEO on April 8, 2008. To learn more about her, visit www.RedCross.org/Gail-J-McGovern(http://www.redcross.org/Gail-J-McGovern) . To read her latest reports on the work of the Red Cross, visit www.RedCross.org/about-us/publications(http://www.redcross.org/about-us/publications) .
Senior Staff
NameTitle
For complete list of senior staff www.RedCross.org/about-us/governance/leadership
Staff
Full Time Staff 12
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 1549
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Diversity Policy
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description To learn about American Red Cross lifesaving blood work, please visit www.RedCrossBlood.org(http://www.redcrossblood.org/) .
Short Term Success
Long Term Success
Description To learn about American Red Cross health and safety services, please visit www.RedCross.org/what-we-do/training-education(http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/training-education) .
Short Term Success
Long Term Success
Description To learn about American Red Cross support of military families, please visit www.RedCross.org/what-we-do/support-military-families(http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/support-military-families) .
Short Term Success
Long Term Success
Description To learn about American Red Cross Disaster Relief, including reports on recent work, please visit www.RedCross.org/what-we-do/disaster-relief(http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/disaster-relief) .
Short Term Success
Long Term Success
Description To learn about American Red Cross International Services, including reports on recent work, please visit www.RedCross.org/what-we-do/international-services(http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/international-services) .
Short Term Success
Long Term Success
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Revenue $2,563,170,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,918,983,000.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$960,116,309$562,399,030$805,265,550
Government Contributions$53,733,489$55,495,521$68,005,187
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$53,733,489$55,495,521$68,005,187
Individual Contributions------
$95,529,494$100,226,756$111,272,553
$2,162,884,552$2,290,746,478$2,328,884,915
Investment Income, Net of Losses$44,935,982$46,546,564$49,645,488
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$24,033,718$23,069,430$29,329,830
Revenue In-Kind$37,090,628$0$22,867,326
Other$19,340,096$23,864,563$14,096,379
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$3,037,456,680$3,021,492,368$3,157,481,991
Administration Expense$129,992,991$135,255,867$137,509,155
Fundraising Expense$189,430,809$172,405,472$127,019,240
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.020.951.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%91%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue17%23%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$3,898,835,153$3,777,960,071$4,253,578,616
Current Assets$1,300,668,694$1,256,440,708$1,628,729,397
Long-Term Liabilities$1,582,967,540$1,901,725,341$1,728,436,043
Current Liabilities$325,810,361$281,012,280$333,218,288
Total Net Assets$1,990,057,252$1,595,222,450$2,191,924,285
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.994.474.89
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets41%50%41%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Nov 2015
Nonprofit American National Red Cross
Address 2025 E St.
Washington, DC 20006
Primary Phone (800) REDCROSS
CEO/Executive Director Gail J. McGovern
Board Chair Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Board Chair Company Affiliation CEO, Pace Communications
Year of Incorporation 1881