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Nov

Executive Compensation at NorthShore University HealthSystem (2020)

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NUH) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) healthcare provider with 6 hospitals, and numerous clinics, surgery centers, primary care and specialty medical offices, labs and pharmacies in the Chicago metropolitan area. In addition, NUH is affiliated with the University of Chicago medical school.

Key information taken from the Form 990 (2019 for the year ending September 30, 2020) include the following: Read more »

7
Nov

Kars4Kids and Oorah

Kars4Kids, Inc (Kars4Kids) is a tax-exempt, non profit 501 (c) 3 that advertises heavily for people to contribute a vehicle, boat, and real estate, which the organization sells via a third-party user so they can “together with our sister charity, Oorah, help thousands of children.”

Oorah, Inc. (Oorah) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 3 whose mission is “to develop children and families by giving them opportunities to connect with their rich Jewish heritage and traditions.” They do this primarily through a Jewish congregation. in Staten Island, NY.

So, how are these two charitable organizations connected and why have many people heard of Kars4Kids but not heard of Oorah? Read more »

5
Nov

Kars 4 Kids: How Donations are Spent (2020)

Kars4Kids, Inc. (Kars4Kids) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) national organization dedicated to the educational, material, emotional, and spiritual needs of Jewish children and their families.

Specifically, Kars4Kids appears primarily to be the fundraising entity for another 501 (c) (3) organization called Oorah, Inc., based in Lakewood, New Jersey (with the same business address as Kars4Kids) although they also fund other programs – school placement, tuition assistance, summer camp, holiday food and gift packages, parent education and counseling.

Oorah, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3)¬†organization that provides Jewish children and their families with youth and family programming, education and studies, and community outreach. Read more »

3
Nov

Executive Compensation at Research America (2021)

Research America is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Arlington, Virginia (close to Washington, DC – the lobbying capital of the country) that “advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all.” ¬†Their mission is to “gain public awareness of the benefits to humankind of medical research,” which I would venture to say is common knowledge. In fact, I don’t know anyone who is not aware of the benefits of medical research. So, what does Research America really do? That’s the million dollar question that can’t even be answered if googled. Read more »

1
Nov

Where Does $100 to Research America Go (2021)?

Research America is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Arlington, Virginia (close to Washington, DC – the lobbying capital of the country) that “advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all.” ¬†Their mission is to “gain public awareness of the benefits to humankind of medical research,” even though the public has a vast awareness of the benefits of medical research.”

Research America actually appears to be a lobbying group with a very specific agenda (they call themselves a membership organization but all members have to be approved by the Board of Directors) presenting itself as a non-profit, but what that specific agenda is remains unclear – and dues represent only about 10% of revenue. Read more »