The Americas Society is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) headquartered on Park Avenue on the Upper East Side in New York City, NY. Described as an organization dedicated to education, dialogue and debate on economic, social, and political issues that affect the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean), the Americas Society appears to be a cultural center. Read more
The Americas Society is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) headquartered on Park Avenue on the Upper East Side in New York City, NY. Described as an organization dedicated to education, dialogue and debate on economic, social, and political issues that affect the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean), the Americas Society appears to be a cultural center.
So what does that really mean? It means the Americas Society organizes exhibitions, readings, interviews, speeches, concerts, performances, reports, and more at its headquarters, which is a building on the National Register of Historical Places. And, AS also publishes REVIEW Magazine (an English language journal of literature from Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean), and Americas Quarterly (a policy journal) with the assistance of Council of Americas, another non-profit, tax-exempt organization, that just happens to be headquartered at the same address. Read more
When people talk about “Big PhRMA,” they are referring to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) organization – a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (6). In short, PhRMA is a trade association that represents the big pharmaceutical companies (34 according to the list of members on the PhRMA website) in the United States.
The amount of information publicly available on PhRMA is overwhelming in both the amount and complexity so the purpose of this post is to summarize key information that reflects the organization’s purpose, mission, and power, which is generally regarded as formidable. Read more
The most powerful drug industry lobbying organization in the US is the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) – a non-profit tax-exempt (as if the for-profit pharmaceutical industry needs to pay less taxes) 501 (c) (6) – a professional association – that represents the interests of its members (34 according to the organization’s website) who paid about $400 million in membership dues in 2017 (out of $456 million in total revenue; the remaining revenue came primarily from meetings, sections, and studies). This means, each member paid an average of $12 million annually in membership dues to PhRMA. Read more
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Rye Brook, New York with 1,291 employees who received total compensation of $104 million, which equates to an average of $81,000 per individual. However, the IRS Form 990 (for the year ending June 30, 2018) reports that 187 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation.
The most highly compensated individuals (12) were compensated $4.6 million (an average of $383,000 each): Read more
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) whose mission is to “cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease, and Myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. To do this, LLS primarily focuses on three major programs:
- Patient and Community Services
- Research Programs
- Public Health Education
According to the IRS Form 990 (2017) for the year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, the following key information was reported: Read more
The Republicans are lining up behind Donald Trump to nominate him as the presidential party candidate in November but rumor has it Pro-Trump Republicans are leaving their party in droves (not because they don’t want Trump but instead to ensure his victory) to register as Democrats in order to vote in closed primary elections (the 50 states have an open primary where registered voters may vote in any party primary regardless of party affiliation, a closed primary where registered voters may only vote in the party he or she is affiliated with or a hybrid of sorts). Read more
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is a private non-profit 501 (c) (3) college that specializes in engineering, technology, and the sciences. Located on 300 acres in Troy, New York, RPI also has two campuses in Connecticut – in Hartford and Groton. But, what also makes this institute well-known is its inclusion on lists of most highly compensated employees.
About 8,000 students (mostly undergraduate) attend RPI where annual tuition is about $54,000 plus about $20,000 for room and board bringing the total annual cost to $74,000. However, nearly 8,000 recipients received $187 million in non-cash tuition discounts (an average of $23,500). Read more
The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) sounds like a very important non-profit with all the key buzz words – American, Council, Science, and Health – in its name but in reality ACSH is a very small (raises about $1 million annually and has a $1 endowment) non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) whose “mission is to ensure peer reviewed, evidence-based science reaches the public, the media, and the decision makers who determine public policy” except that they don’t according to some. Read more