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14
Nov

Pasta Roni

One of my favorite comfort foods is a dish I call “Pasta Roni” which is a play on the classic decades-old “beefaroni” dish made of macaroni, beef, and tomato sauce except that my version tastes better, is plant based, and more nutritious! Oil and dairy free, Pasta Roni is the dish everyone wants on a cold night when nothing but a tummy-warming bowl of pasta will do.

Inspired by Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s recipe for Lentil-A-Roni in Isa Does It, the Pasta Roni recipe showcases whole grain pasta, lentils, tomatoes, and greens for a delicious and nutritious meal. Isa uses raw cashews that have been soaked in water, drained and then blended with vegetable broth in a high-powered blender to make the sauce creamy but I am not a cream sauce person so I don’t use cashews. If your preference is for a creamy sauce, then by all means, soak 1/2 cup of raw (not roasted) cashews in water for a few hours and then blend away before adding to the sauce.

But first, a few words about other ingredients: Read more »

12
Nov

Executive Compensation at Roper St. Francis Healthcare

CareAlliance Health Services is a South Carolina tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) doing business as Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH).

Established in 1998, the Roper St Francis Healthcare system is actually several non-profit organizations (see Schedule R of the Form 990, the link of which is at the end of this post) that include hospitals (4) and other entities.

This post addresses the executive compensation at RSFH, the management and oversight entity of related/affiliated hospitals and healthcare subsidiaries. However, it is important to note RSFH uses Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas Healthcare System (an unrelated organization) for management oversight services. Read more »

10
Nov

Executive Compensation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) is the largest art museum in the US with two sites in New York City (the Met Fifith Avenue and the Met Cloisters).  Established in 1870, MMA is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in New York City with 46 trustees (44 of whom are independent), although 48 are listed on the Form 990 (2018 for the year ending June 30, 2019) due to timing differences.  34 of the 48 (71%) listed are male while 14 (29%) are female.

For the year ending June 30, 2019, MMA reported the following information: Read more »

8
Nov

The Tortoise and The Hare

I’m not sure how the rest of the American public is feeling right now, but I’m guessing half the population is relieved while the other half is disappointed. This election has been going on for nearly 2 years, and besides being incredibly redundant and boring, the whole process has been a waste of time, resources, and money (Do we really need 2 years to elect a president?). Stupid me thought that come November 3rd, the process would end but it wasn’t until yesterday, November 7th that a winner – Joe Biden – was finally announced.   Read more »

6
Nov

Where Does $100 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Go?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) is the largest art museum in the US with two sites in New York City (the Met Fifith Avenue and the Met Cloisters).  Established in 1870, MMA is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in New York City with 46 trustees (44 of whom are independent), although 48 are listed on the Form 990 (2018 for the year ending June 30, 2019) due to timing differences.  34 of the 48 (71%) listed are male while 14 (29%) are female.

For the year ending June 30, 2019, MMA reported the following information: Read more »

4
Nov

How Revenue is Spent at the American Legion

The American Legion is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (19) – a veteran’s organization permitted to conduct social and welfare activities for its members.  Established more than 100 years ago, at the end of WWI, the American Legion has about 1.8 million members. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and is organized into 55 departments, one for each of the 50 states along with DC, Puerto Rico, Dance, Mexico, and the PHillipines.

There are two types of membership:  regular active and paid up for life.  Regular Active membership dues vary (but are about $40 annually) because each post determines their own dues rate. However, if a veteran joins through the Legion headquarters, a special introductory rate is provided and the new member is assigned to the post in which state he/she resides.  Paid up for Life membership is about $1,400. Read more »

2
Nov

Executive Compensation at The Jackson Laboratory

Unless you’re in medical research or read the New Yorker, you may not have heard of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) – an independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) biomedical research institute with three main research centers (Bar Harbor, Maine; Sacramento, California, and Farmington, Connecticut) that have more than 60 laboratories performing research in six (6) areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic, neurobiology, and neurobehavioral disorders.  In addition, JAX has an affiliated research lab organization in Shanghai. Read more »

31
Oct

How Revenue is Spent at The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) biomedical research institute with three main research centers (Bar Harbor, Maine; Sacramento, California, and Farmington, Connecticut) that have more than 60 laboratories performing research in six (6) areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic, neurobiology, and neurobehavioral disorders. Read more »

29
Oct

10 Things to Know About The Jackson Laboratory

Unless you’re in medical research or read the New Yorker, you may not have heard of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) – an independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) biomedical research institute with three main research centers (Bar Harbor, Maine; Sacramento, California, and Farmington, Connecticut) that contain more than 60 laboratories that perform research in six (6) areas: Read more »

27
Oct

Executive Compensation at the Florida Education Association (FEA)

The Florida Education Association (FEA) is a labor union representing about 150,000 teachers and education employees in Florida. Based in Tallahassee, Florida, FEA is the largest union (measured by members) in the State of Florida and is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and the national labor unions: American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association  (NEA), which means that membership in a local union (there are about 100) in Florida ensures membership in the FEA, AFT, and NEA.  However, Florida is a right-to-work state so public education employees are not required to join a union. Read more »