They called at 8:45 pm on Friday night and hung up shortly after I answered. I've been contacted previously and have asked at least twice to have my number removed.
The WA Sec of State has a web page you can perform a Charity and Commercial Fundraiser Search. It is:
This "charity" has a registration. According to their filing in 2012 they raised $53m.
The BBB has issued warnings with calculations showing that 85 cents of every dollar donated is used to pay the charities fundraising costs.
One of the three organizations listed that receive contributions from Breast Cancer Society only has 10% of the money they raise going to program services. The second is 40%. The last is 75%.
What I find interesting is that when you look up those other organizations, they list Breast Cancer Society as an organization that receives donations from them. Are these people really just giving money to each other? Each time the money given has a 25% to 90% reduction in capital to pay themselves?
The Executive Director of Breast Cancer Society, James T Reynolds II, learned from his father who started the Cancer Fund of America. The Cancer Fund of America has also received warnings issued by the BBB.
Executive Director James T Reynolds was paid $121k in salary in 2008, and by 2010 his salary had tripled to $364k in 2010.
Associated Community Services, the Breast Cancer Society's largest fundraiser, has been sued by the states of Iowa, Oregon, Ohio, Connecticut, and Missouri. They agreed to settle out of court with Missouri for $100k for continuing to engage in "manipulative, high-pressure fundraising tactics when calling Missourians who had asked not to be called".
Unfortunately, James T Reynolds II has been unable to respond to any allegations and has denied responding to the Better Business Bureau's investigation.
My opinion? These people are just slightly above scum.