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Jan

Executive Compensation at Operation Smile (2018)

Operation Smile is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) based in Virginia Beach, VA that provides corrective surgery to children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities.

Established in 1982, Operation Smile was founded by Dr. William MaGee,Jr.  (a dentist and plastic and craniofacial surgeon) who serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and his wife Kathleen McGee, who serves as the organization’s President. Their daughter, Kristie Porcaro also serves as the SVP of US and Global Philanthropy of Operation Smile. Read more »

28
Jan

Where Does $100 to Operation Smile Go (2018)?

Operation Smile is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) that provides corrective surgery to children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities.

Established in 1982, Operation Smile was founded by Dr. William MaGee,Jr.  (a dentist and plastic and craniofacial surgeon) who serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and his wife Kathleen McGee, who serves as the organization’s President. Their daughter, Kristie Porcaro also serves as the SVP of US and Global Philanthropy of Operation Smile. Read more »

26
Jan

Where does $100 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Go?

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (MAW) was established as a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona to grant the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. Today, the national headquarters and founding chapter is still in Phoenix but the organization has about 62 chapters throughout the United States and 39 affiliates in nearly 50 countries worldwide. This post addresses the national headquarters whose focus is on fundraising, managing the assets of the organization, and making grants to the Make-A-Wish affiliates.

In a nutshell, MAW raises about $100 million annually, spends about $100 million annually (about half of which is used for grants to affiliate chapters), and has $43 million in fund balances (which is often referred to as the endowment). Read more »

24
Jan

Executive Compensation at Make-A-Wish (2018)

The Make-A-Wish Foundation (MAW) was established in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona to grant the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. Today, the national headquarters and founding chapter is still in Phoenix but the organization has 62 chapters throughout the United States and 39 affiliates in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Although each of the affiliates raises funds for their respective chapter, the MAW headquarters also makes a grant annually to the affiliates, along with setting policies and assisting the chapters in making their wishes.

The MAW headquarters raises about $100 million annually, spends about $100 million annually of which $55 million is spent on grants to affiliates, and has about $43 million in their general fund, which is often referred to as their endowment.  The single largest expense at MAW headquarters (after grants) is compensation ($21 million) for the 271 employees, which equates to an average compensation of about $75,000. Read more »

22
Jan

Executive Compensation at the International Food Information Council

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) and the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFICF) operate out of the same office in Washington, DC. In order to understand these two organizations, they need to be viewed together:  one is a non-profit tax-exempt business trade association and the other is a non-profit tax-exempt organization. Read more »

20
Jan

Executive Compensation at Tufts

Tufts University was founded nearly 170 years ago in 1852 after Charles Tufts granted 20 acres of land on Walnut Hill (in the Boston area) to establish a college. Since that time, Tufts has grown from a small liberal arts college to a medium sized research university with about 11,500 students (undergraduate and graduate) on four campuses (three in Massachusetts and one in France). With an annual tuition of $76,000, a four-year undergraduate degree costs about $300,000.

Key financial information about Tufts taken from the IRS Form 990 (2017 for the year ending June 30, 2018) include: Read more »

18
Jan

Executive Compensation at Goodwill (2018)

Goodwill Industries was established in 1902 and is widely known across the country as the place where people donate clothing and household goods to help others.

There are 157 Goodwill Industries agencies (community-based and autonomous) and more than 3,300 retail stores in the US and 12 other countries that generate about $5 billion in revenue annually. Goodwill Industries International, Inc (Goodwill) is the executive member association organization that provides oversight, support, expertise, grants, and products to local agencies (each is a separate 501 (c) (3)) that operates independently but who collectively pay membership dues (revenue) to support Goodwill. Read more »

16
Jan

Executive Compensation at the Corn Refiners Association

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is a Washington, DC-based non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (6)  providing educational material and resources on corn and corn products.  A member-driven trade association, the CRA represents corn wet millers (companies that break corn kernels down into their component parts:  oil, starch, fiber, protein, by using water (as opposed to dry milling).

CRA has 6 member companies (Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, Grain Processing Corp, Ingredion, Roquette America, and Tate & Lyles Americas) who pay membership dues totaling $9 million annually (note:  the website states there are 6 member companies but the Form 990 reports there are 4 member companies).

In 2018, CRA reported total revenue of $9.2 million and expenses of $6.6 million, which means $2.6 million was left unspent and allocated to the general fund which had $7.5 million at year-end (up from $4.9 million at the beginning of the year). Read more »

14
Jan

Executive Compensation at the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is a Washington, CD-based non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) – a business association – representing “90% of the milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and cultured products, and dairy ingredients produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world.”

The IDFA reported total revenue of $7.8 million for the year ending June 30, 2017 (down 23% from the prior year when $10.2 million was reported).  Revenue came primarily from two sources:  membership dues ($4.6 million) and training and education programs ($2.2 million).  Expenses were $8.5 million and consisted primarily of three:  compensation ($5.3 million), office-related expenses ($1.6 million), and conferences and trade shows ($1.3 million). Read more »

12
Jan

Executive Compensation at Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) based out of New York City. Dedicated to protecting human rights around the world, HRW investigates human rights abuses, exposes the facts of the investigations, and presses for changes. As such, HRW is a staff intensive organization (318 employees in 2018) whose employees were compensated $48 million, which equates to an average compensation of $151,000. However, only 98 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation.

The 25 most highly compensated employees were: Read more »