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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

CharityWatch report issued
December 2018

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
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Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Other Names


Tax Status




Stated Mission

To advance research, support patients, and create hope for people who have pancreatic cancer.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2018

Program Percentage: 78%

The percentage of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $6

How many dollars Pancreatic Cancer Action Network spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network IRS Form 990 33-0841281
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Audited Financial Statements 33-0841281
Entity: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 33-0841281
Entity: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 33-0841281

Governance & Transparency

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This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
meets governance benchmarks.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Victoria Manax CMO $494,161
2 Julie Fleshman President/CEO $477,686
3 Lynn Matrisian Chief Science Officer $316,287
Name: Victoria Manax
Title: CMO
Compensation: $494,161
Name: Julie Fleshman
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $477,686
Name: Lynn Matrisian
Title: Chief Science Officer
Compensation: $316,287

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network audit of June 30, 2018 (Note 2, Contributions):

"... During fiscal year 2018, the Organization received an unprecedented $25 million pledged gift, the largest donation in the history of the Organization. This transformational gift will support the Organization's goal to change the paradigm for how pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed and treated and, in turn, dramatically improve outcomes."

[Note: The $25 million contribution noted above represents approximately 49% of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's cash contributions raised in fiscal 2018.]
According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network audit of June 30, 2018 (Note 8, Contractual Obligations):

"The Organization has entered into contractual agreements with hotel venues to provide facilities and services for events scheduled to take place through June 2019. The agreements require payment of cancellation fees that range from a minimum of $4,098 to $353,291. The minimum and maximum aggregate cancellation fees for all contracted venues at June 30, 2018 are $360,798 and $1,568,741, respectively."
According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) tax filing for the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2018, PCAN reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Takeshi Fujii received a severance payment in the amount of $41,797 in calendar year 2017.

Takeshi Fujii is reported as VP of Information Technology, with total compensation, including the severance payment, of $205,734 in 2017 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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