Achieving Excellence in Corporate Governance
In 2007, the American Red Cross embarked on comprehensive governance reform including the most significant amendments to the Congressional Charter in 60 years. Changes were signed into law by the President of the United States to modernize the Board to focus on strategic oversight and governance.
Structure and Membership of the Board of Governors
Charters of the Board of Governors Committees
Governance procedures provide clear guidance about expectations and enhance Board and individual Board member performance.
Ethics, Conduct and Compliance Resources
The Board of Governors and management of the American Red Cross are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethics and conduct and promoting a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization.
Employees, volunteers, vendors, and the general public may report allegations or complaints regarding complaints or allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, illegal, unsafe, or unethical conduct to the general corporate hotline, the Concern Connection Line (CCL), at 1-888-309-9679. This is a 24-hour, confidential, toll-free telephone hotline.
Report Concerns about Blood Safety or Quality
Financials and Reporting
More About Our Mission
The American Red Cross is a charitable organization, not a government agency. It depends on volunteers and the generosity of people like you to perform our mission.
Where Your Money Goes
An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. Everything we do depends on the needs of the people that we serve.
Global Red Cross Network
The American Red Cross is part of the world's largest volunteer network found in 187 countries.
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