What you should know before you give

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As you continue to open your hearts and your pockets for this disaster, that crisis, or the next whatever catastrophe, please keep these facts in mind:

The American Red Cross

President and CEO –  Marsha J. Evans salary for the year 2010 was $651,957, plus all personal, medical,  & pension expenses.

Less than 10 cents of your donated dollar
actually goes to the cause.


The United Way

President – Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary, along with numerous personal & family expense benefits.

Less than 12 cents of your donated dollar actually goes to the cause.



CEO – Caryl M. Stern receives $1.2 Million per year (100k per month) plus all living & housing expenses,  including a ROLLS ROYCE.

Less than 15 cents of your donated dollar actually goes to the cause.


The Salvation Army

Commissioner – Todd Bassett receives asalary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.

96 cents of all donated dollars go to the cause




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2 thoughts on “What you should know before you give

  1. Deb

    Carole, you’re absolutely right…no further comment IS necessary. You can bet I’ll be sharing this with all on my email list. I hope others do the same. I know where my donations will be going from now on. Thank you for the info.

  2. Carole

    Hi Deb! Good to see you.

    I try to remember what my grandfather used to say about who actually helped the boys in the field during the war. I can’t remember if it was the salvation army or the red cross. I wish I could remember!

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