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Executive Compensation at the YMCA (2020)

The YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) is a worldwide (119 countries) organization based in Geneva, Switzerland (World Alliance of the YMCA). Within the United States, there are approximately 2,700 YMCA’s serving 10,000 communities that rely on the YMCA of the USA (that is also known as the National Council of YMCA’s of the USA) that in turn relies on The World Alliance of the YMCA).  In the most simplistic terms, the YMCA is organized as follows:

World Alliance of the YMCA

125 National Associations (including The YMCA of the USA/National Council of YMCA’s of the USA)

Alliances (typically geographic) and Local Chapters (including 2,700 YMCA’s in the USA) Read more »


Where Does $100 to the YMCA Go (2020)?

If you donated $100 to the YMCA in 2020, how was that $100 spent? The answer depends on whether the donation was made to one of the local chapters (there are about 2,700 in the US) or to the YMCA of the USA (which is legally known as the National Council of YMCA’s of the USA) and is the parent organization in the US (that seeks to strengthen local YMCA”s through grants and program support) or the World Alliance of the YMCA (the parent organization of the 119 countries in the world that have YMCA’s), based in Geneva, Switzerland.  For the purposes of this post, let’s assume the donation was made to the YMCA of the USA (because each of those local chapters is a separate 501 (c) 3 that files its own IRS Form 990 so the answer could have 2,700 different answers). Read more »


Executive Compensation at Yale New Haven Health (2020)

The Yale New Haven Health System serves Connecticut patients through 5 hospitals, a multi specialty physician foundation and numerous other offices staffed by more than 26,000 employees.

Based in New Haven, CT, the Yale New Haven Health System consists of dozens of separate tax-exempt non-profit organizations, taxable partnerships and taxable corporations and trusts. The purpose of this post is to report the executive compensation at Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation (YNHHSC), a tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) that employs about 3,600 employees who provide overall management to the entire Yale New Haven Health System. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the ASPCA (2020)

The ASPCA is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) based in New York City, New York. As such, the organization submits a Form 990 to the IRS annually and makes a copy available to the public. The most recent IRS Form 990 (2020) reports the ASPCA: Read more »


Where Does $100 to the ASPCA Go (2020)?

If you donated $100 to the ASPCA in 2020 and want to know how your donation was spent, know that nearly half ($48) went to pay staff, office-related expenses, travel and conferences.  $25 went to pay advertising and promotion and fees for outside services, including professional fundraisers. $8 out of every $100 was spent on veterinary services, operating supplies, and grants to other non-profits whose mission is to help protect animals. $2 out of every $100 was spent on miscellaneous expenses leaving $17 unspent and allocated to the organization’s general fund. Read more »


Executive Compensation at Scripps Health (2019)

Scripps Health is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) healthcare provider that includes hospitals (5), clinics, medical centers, urgent care facilities, walk-in clinics, hospice care, surgery centers, specialty care centers and health plans. Although “Scripps Health” often refers to an entire healthcare system, it is important to point out that Scripps Health consists of many organizations – both non-profit and for-profit.

The executive compensation reported on the Form 990 (2018 for the year ending September 30, 2019) for “Scripps Health,” the non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) – a single entity – is the subject of this post. Governed by 18 voting members (trustees) of a  board, 17 of whom are independent, board composition is 13 males and 6 females (note: the Form 990 listed 19 voting members with one member a partial year member). Read more »


Executive Compensation at Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp (2019)

Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp is a tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) and one of many organizations within Advocate Aurora Health (which was formed when Advocate Health Care (in Illinois) and Aurora Health (in Wisconsin) merged into one healthcare system (Advocate Aurora Health) in 2018. Based in Downers Grove, Illinois, AAH operates 26 hospitals and more than 500 out patient care sites staffed by 75,000 employees.

It is important to note AAH consists of numerous types of organizations including non-profits and for profit organizations. This post addresses the executive compensation at AHHC – one of the largest organizations in the network.

Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp (AHHC) is governed by 12 voting members (directors), 9 of whom are independent;  8 of the 12 (75%) are male while 4 of the 12 (25%) are female. 10 of the directors receive between $4,000 – $91,000 annually for an average of 1 hour of work per week. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the Federalist Society

The Federalist Society is legally known as the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies but generally goes by the shortened version of its name.  A tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3), the Federalist Society is an organization of conservatives and libertarians (a membership organization with three levels of memberships:  student, lawyer, and faculty) who are “committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.”

There are 12 voting members of the governing body, 8 of whom are independent, and all of whom are male. Read more »


Executive Compensation at Save The Children (2020)

Save the Children – the Fairfield, Connecticut-based non-profit in the US – is formally known as Save The Children Federation, Inc. and is part of the Save the Children Alliance (a group of 30 Save the Children groups throughout the world that also support Save the Children International).  Established in 1932, Save the Children is a 501 (c) (3) and one of the most well-known charities in the world.

There are 31 voting members (trustees) of the governing body, 30 of whom are independent, although the Form 990 lists 38 (which appears to be due to timing differences), of whom 18 are female and 20 are male (note:  The Form 990 does not disclose gender; determinations were made based on name and google searches). Read more »


Where Does $100 to Save The Children Go (2020)?

The Save the Children Fund is one of the most recognizable charitable organizations in the world. Established more than a hundred years ago in 1919, the organization is legally known as Save the Children Federation, Inc. in the United States, but is often simply referred to as “Save the Children.”

On the Save the Children website (, the organization reports that “85% of all expenditures went to program services” with the key word being “expenditures.”  Expenses are normally analyzed as a percentage of revenue, not as a percentage of total expenditures because both parts of the equation – revenue and expenses – are important to understand how an organization is operating. Without revenue, it doesn’t matter how much of an organization’s expenditures were spent in a single category.  Both sides of the equation have to be considered. Read more »