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Where Does $100 to Susan G Komen Go?

When most people think of Susan G Komen and pink ribbons, they think of the organization that works to reduce breast cancer deaths by raising money to fund research and community-based educational, medical, financial, and psychosocial support services for those facing a breast cancer diagnosis.  However, there are actually two Susan G Komen organizations:

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Why The Big Picture Matters

Several years ago I started making donations to sanctuaries specializing in the rescue of animals from slaughter houses and abused “homes.”  The stories were heartbreaking and I knew my dollars were primarily going to the veterinary care of the animals, food, shelter, and the selfless staff devoted to taking care of these animals.

When a cow escapes from a slaughter house in Brooklyn, I cheer for the cow (and curse the people chasing the petrified animal) and often send a donation to the kind person who rescued the terrified animal.  So, before I go further, I want to unequivocally say these charities deserve our support because they spotlight the abuse and horrific way people treat most animals. They make us think twice about our choices.

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Top 10 Executives (MEN) at the NRA Made $10.6 Million

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is a non-profit 501 (c) (4) organization that fights tirelessly for our second amendment rights. Whether or not you believe the second amendment refers to “militia” or “the people” has always been controversial but is even more so in the wake of the near daily occurrence of mass shootings in this country. People are speaking out for gun control because quite frankly, there are too many guns and assault weapons in the hands of the wrong people.

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Where does $100 to St. Jude’s Go?

St. Jude’s is one of the most popular non-profit organizations in the country because the charity’s mission appeals to donors:  they treat and help children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. But, before making donations, donors should understand that St. Jude’s is actually two organizations:

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (Hospital)
  • ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (ALSAC)
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Who To Trust For Nutrition Advice?

Lifestyle choices are one of three aspects (the others being genetics and the environment) that greatly affect our health. We can’t pick our parents and environmental factors are not wholly within our control but we can focus on lifestyle choices that affect our health so who do we turn to for advice?

Everyone has an opinion about diet and nutrition which makes the amount of information to sift through a monumental and often overwhelming task that typically leads to confusion – which is just what the industries who are threatened by the power of nutrition want.

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Sep

Executive Compensation at Health First

Health First is a fully integrated health delivery network (in this case, meaning the network provides a variety of insurance options through Health First Health Plans in central Florida, and the provision of health care through four hospitals and numerous outpatient and wellness services including Health First Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician group) in central Florida.

The purpose of this post is to report the executive compensation at Health First, Inc. (Health First), a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) headquartered in Rockledge, Florida – an organization that oversees the whole network and provides management, planning, IT,  finance, and administrative support services. Read more »

26
Sep

Executive Compensation at Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. is generally referred to as “Planned Parenthood” and known to provide reproductive healthcare in the US and globally.  Although Planned Parenthood is often in the news over women’s reproductive rights and specifically, abortion rights, the organization provides general healthcare, birth control, patient education, pregnancy testing, STD testing, treatment, and vaccines, women’s services, LGBT services, and men’s services. Read more »

24
Sep

Where Does $100 to Planned Parenthood Go?

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. is generally referred to as “Planned Parenthood” and known to provide reproductive healthcare in the US and globally.  Although Planned Parenthood is often in the news over women’s reproductive rights and specifically, abortion rights, the organization provides general healthcare, birth control, patient education, pregnancy testing, STD testing, treatment, and vaccines, women’s services, LGBT services, and men’s services. Read more »

22
Sep

Executive Compensation at Atlanticare Health System

Atlanticare Health System is an integrated healthcare system that employs more than 6,000 in 70 locations in southeastern New Jersey. The system is made up of dozens of tax-exempt non-profits and taxable partnerships, trusts, and corporations.  This post addresses the executive compensation as reported by the Atlanticare Health System, Inc. – Subordinates (AHSIS) which appears to be a group return.

There are 15 voting members (trustees) of the governing party, 8 of whom are independent although the most recent Form 990 (2019 for the year ending June 30, 2020) lists 42 trustees, 33 (79%) of whom are male and 9 (21%) are female. Read more »

20
Sep

Executive Compensation at Vidant Health

University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina does business as Vidant Health, and is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Greenville, North Carolina.  To meet the health needs of the public, Vidant Health has 9 hospitals and dozens of other patient care locations.

There are 11 independent voting members (board members) of the governing body (Board) although 15 are listed on the Form 990, which appears to be due to timing differences.  13 of the 15 (87%) are male while 2 of the 15 (13%) are female. Read more »

18
Sep

Executive Compensation at Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (2019)

The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHSC), along with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is collectively referred to as Johns Hopkins Medicine – an integrated healthcare system that includes the medical school, six hospitals, four healthcare and surgery centers, and 39 outpatient healthcare sites.

Although Johns Hopkins Medicine has numerous non-profits, the focus of this post is the executive compensation at JHHSC (a non-profit 501 (c) (3)  that serves as a support organization for the healthcare system providing management, centralized purchasing, distribution, legal, claims management and other services to support the medical service providers. Read more »

16
Sep

Executive Compensation at Feed the Children

Feed the Children (FTC) is a tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Oklahoma City, OK.  Established in 1979, FTC is primarily engaged in obtaining and distributing food, medicine, and clothing to those in need through grants, primarily to non-profits in the USA.

FTC is governed by 11 independent voting members (directors) of the governing body (Board of Directors) (although the Form 990 lists 12 directors, 8 (67%) of whom are male and 4 (33%) whom are female.

In 2020, FTC collected $416 million in non-cash contributions and distributed $367 million in non-cash contributions (in the form of grants) while also collecting $48 million in cash contributions and spending $41 million on organization expenses, the largest of which was compensation ($17 million). Read more »

14
Sep

Where Does $100 to Feed the Children Go?

Feed the Children (FTC) is a tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Oklahoma City, OK.  Established in 1979, FTC is primarily engaged in obtaining and distributing food, medicine, and clothing to those in need through grants, primarily to non-profits in the USA.

FTC is governed by 11 independent voting members (directors) of the governing body (Board of Directors) (although the Form 990 lists 12 directors, 8 (67%) of whom are male and 4 (33%) whom are female.

In trying to understand how $100 is spent at FTC, it is important to consider what the organization primarily does:  collects non-cash contributions and distributes these items.  So, if the $100 donation is a non-cash item, then the contribution is distributed to another organization (another non-profit that is probably in the USA). But, if the donation is cash, then the $100 is used to pay for the organization costs of FTC. So, there are two ways to look at how $100 is spent, both of which will be presented in the following paragraphs. Read more »

12
Sep

Executive Compensation at The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati)

The Christ Hospital (TCH) generally refers to The Christ Hospital Health Network, which is a network of nearly 8,000 employees serving patients at the main hospital campus in Mt. Auburn, the Christ Hospital Medical Center in Liberty Township, and more than 100 locations throughout Greater Cincinnati.

TCH actually consists of many tax-exempt non-profit organizations and also organizations taxed as a corporation or trust. This post addresses the executive compensation at TCH, a 501 (c) (3) governed by 16 voting members (directors) of the governing body (Board of Directors), 10 of whom are independent.  The most recent Form 990 (2019 for the year ending June 30, 2020) lists 17 directors (due to timing differences, 12 (71%) of whom are male while 5 (29%) are female. Read more »

10
Sep

Executive Compensation at the Heritage Foundation (2019)

The Heritage Foundation (Heritage) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization staffed by conservative “experts” who provide advice on political, economic, social, and financial problems in the United States.

Based in Washington, DC, Heritage is governed by 21 voting members (trustees) of the governing body (Board of Trustees), 18 of whom are independent. 16 of the 21 (76%) are male while 5 of the 21 (24%) are female. Read more »