Komen lost a lot of support in the past few weeks. However you feel about its decision to pull funding for Planned Parenthood, the uproar it provoked served a good purpose – it made people start questioning where their donations actually end up. It also uncovered a deep rift between customer values and Komen’s actions. When we give to non-profits, we develop a social contract. We expect that our donations will be used to support actions in line with our values. When we learn instead that our donations have gone to the $400,000+ salary of the CEO or to lawyers who protect the phrase ‘for a cure’, we feel betrayed.
Now we are tasked with revolutionizing philanthropy and rebuilding the social contract. At Life Tie, we started this undertaking to fund organizations that we think are doing amazing things in cancer research and prevention. No lawsuits, no outrageous salaries and no BS. Our funding breakdown is provided in our Business Philosophy section. If you want to suggest a new organization for us to donate to, or just have a question about how our funds are used – send us an email. We want to hear from you. Seriously.