Friday, March 12, 2010 - GOP Senators Question $1M Salary for Boys and Girls Club CEO - GOP Senators Question $1M Salary for Boys and Girls Club CEO

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"The four senators said they were concerned that the chief executive of a charity that has been closing local clubs for lack of funding was compensated nearly $1 million in 2008. They also questioned why in the same year officials spent $4.3 million on travel, $1.6 million on conferences, conventions and meetings, and $544,000 in lobbying fees."

Lobbying fees? For what, more money!

"Roxanne Spillett, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, received a total compensation of $988,591 in 2008, according to the charity's tax filings. She got a base salary of $360,774, a bonus of $150,000 and other compensation of $83,152, for a total of $593,926. She also received $385,500 in deferred compensation, most of which went to a retirement plan, and $9,165 in nontaxable benefits."

This is wrong on so many levels. It really doesn't pay to donate on a national level and probably never did. Be sure you know where your money goes!


Emmanuel Lazaridis said...

Kudos to Sen. Grassley and his colleagues for looking into the matter of the bloated compensation being paid to executives running the country's "not-for-profit" entities. We at the National Center for Missing in Europe Children have been working for the past two years to inform the public about the fraudulent missing child statistics and bloated executive compensation packages at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (USA). At least the CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs isn't lying to the public. By way of contrast, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (USA) is by far the largest perpetrator of missing child fraud internationally. It is believed that there are currently at least 400 active cases of missing child fraud in the Center's database, which are being used to scare the public and Congress into ever larger financial contributions. The press is finally beginning to catch on, and eventually Congress will too.

St. Petersburg Times Article

Cindy Wade said...

Thanks for this information. I have long suspected many national organizations are up to no good with donated money. I donate locally but mostly give directly to those I see in need, whether it be money or tangible items for their well-being. You simply cannot know where the money goes and it really frosts me when organizations exploit children in the process.