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29
Apr

Bean Salad

In my quest to eat at least a cup of beans a day, I created this recipe that combines beans with vegetables, fruit, and fresh dill  to make a delicious bean salad, worthy of any lunch or dinner plate. Easy to make, Bean Salad takes about 15 minutes to put together and easily serves four, but you can keep it all to yourself and snack on it throughout the day.

Crunchy, creamy, and delicious, the beauty of this salad is in the different textures, flavors, and nutritional content. Full of fiber, this salad also fills you up leaving you very satisfied. Read more »

27
Apr

Where Does $100 to United Way of Lee County Go?

United Way of Lee County, Inc. is the United Way agency for Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee counties in Florida. Recently recognized by Charity Navigator as a 4-star charity with a perfect overall score of 100, United Way of Lee County, Inc. (UWLC) awarded $75 out of every $100 in revenue ($8.5 million out of $11.4 million) to local human service organizations. Read more »

25
Apr

Executive Compensation at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is a charitable tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 established in 1946 in the District of Columbia to defend “democratic ideals and eliminate anti-Semitism and bigotry in the United States and around the world, while providing knowledgeable leadership on a national level for the American Jewish community.”

Based in New York City, the ADL has staff in 27 offices nationwide.  It is important to point out the ADL really consists of two entities:  the ADL and the Anti-Defamation League Foundation (Foundation) – both of which operate out of the same office in New York City.  The Foundation helps support the mission of the ADL by providing funds and by managing the endowment and assets held by the Foundation. In addition, the organizations share many employees. Read more »

23
Apr

Where Does $100 to the JDC Go?

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is a a non-profit 501 (c) 3 based in New York City. The organization is “the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization” so you would expect this organization to raise a lot of money, and they do.

In 2017, the JDC raised $333 million of which they awarded $209 million ($63 out of every $100) in grants. The remaining revenue – $124 million – was primarily spent on staff compensation, office-related expenses, travel and conventions, and fees for services. JDC did not spend $16 million of the revenue raised, using these funds to increase the organization’s fund assets, which had a net balance of $394 million at year-end 2017. Read more »

21
Apr

Executive Compensation at the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is a 501 (c) (3) (AJJDC) based in New York City that describes itself as the “world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization.” Staffed with 169 employees who were compensated nearly $66 million (an average compensation of $391,000, which appears very high), the AJJDC reports 36 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation.  The 15 most highly compensated individuals were reported to be: Read more »

19
Apr

Where Does $100 to Shriners Hospitals Go?

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 hospitals that provide specialized pediatric care (orthopaedic, burn, spinal cord, and palate) for children under the age of 18. According to the Shriners website, 20 out of the 22 hospitals are located in the United States and file IRS Form 990’s under two corporations:

  • The Shriners Hospitals for Children (for 18 of the hospitals in the US) – a Colorado corporation based in Tampa, Florida; and
  • The Shriners Hospitals for Children (for 2 of the hospitals in Massachusetts) – a Massachusetts corporation based in Tampa, Florida.

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17
Apr

Executive Salaries at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children have 22 hospitals within the hospital network, 20 of which are in the United States. For reporting purposes, Shriners Hospitals for Children are actually two 501 (c) (3)’s that report the revenue and expenses of these 20 hospitals:

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children – Colorado (SHC – Colorado):  18 hospitals
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children – Massachusetts (SHC – Mass):  2 hospitals

SHC – Colorado has 5,547 employees who were compensated $418 million in 2017, which equates to an average compensation of $75,400.  667 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the most highly compensated individuals listed below: Read more »

15
Apr

Where Does $100 to United Israel Appeal Go?

United Israel Appeal (UIA) – a 501 (c) 3 based in New York (and an affiliate of the Jewish Federation of North America) is responsible for the allocation and oversight of funds raised by the Jewish Federation of North America and expended in Israeli by its operating agent, The Jewish Agency for Israel (a 501 (c) (3) based in Jerusalem. Read more »

13
Apr

Where Does $100 to the Jewish Federation of North America Go?

The Jewish Federation of North American (JFNA) is a New York City-based 501 (c) (3) that represents 148 federations, more than 300 network communities and 30 Jewish community foundations (that are separately incorporated).  With 178 employees, JFNA is primarily engaged in fundraising and awarding grants (primarily to United Israel Appeal – a wholly owned subsidiary organization that files a separate Form 990, and the Joint Distribution Committee). Read more »

11
Apr

Executive Compensation at the Jewish Federation of North America

The Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) “represents and serves 148 Jewish Federations, 300 independent network Jewish communities across North America and 30 separately incorporated Jewish community foundations.” In more simplistic terms, JFNA raises funds, organizes assistance, training, and leadership to the Jewish Federations and communities in North America.

Of the $261 million raised in 2017, JFNA awarded $214 million (82% of revenue) in grants,  most of which went to domestic organizations (primarily to two organizations:  $155 million to United Israel Appeal, a subsidiary of JFNA who awarded all the funds to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals,  and $50 million to Joint Distribution Committee, a Jewish Humanitarian 501 (c) (3).

JFNA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in New York City with 178 employees who were compensated nearly $24 million, which equates to an average compensation of $135,000. However, only 47 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation.  The 13 most highly compensated individuals were reported to be: Read more »