Donating to Charities

From Rick Bruno, 71C
As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind:
  • The American Red Cross President and CEO MarshaJ. Evans’ salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses.
  •  The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.
  • UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE . Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause
  • The Salvation Army’s Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.  96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
  • The American Legion National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.  Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.  Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth.
  • The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.  Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
  • The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.  Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
  • The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.  Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

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One response to “Donating to Charities

  1. Glad you brought it up Rick. For years I have been telling friends and family about the reality of their donations. Years ago I read about Veterans’ groups
    policies regarding distribution of donated funds as opposed to other charities.
    They are serious about NOT skimming off the top. You can never go wrong giving to DAV, American legion, Paralyzed vets, Vietnam vet groups etc. etc. They all need our help and don’t keep most of the money for bureaucracy.