I'm currently researching charities to find a select few of the best ones out there for a special project I'm working on. In doing so, I've come across an astounding find. Check out the following charities and their corresponding CEOs + salaries:
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America - David A. Williams, President and Chief Executive officer - $315,883
Human Rights Watch - Kenneth Roth, Executive Director - $404,700
ASPCA - Edwin J. Sayres, President - $490,315
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Edward J. Benz , Jr., MD, President - $805,448
It is shocking to me how much these people make. They're in the business of helping people/animals/whatever, yet are bringing home a FAT check. I was cynical before I did this research. This has only pushed me further down that road.
Some of the better ones I've found who have CEOs with < $100k salaries:
Home for Troops - http://www.homesforourtroops.org/
Animal Welfare Institute - http://www.awionline.org/
Ok, so it's hard to find good ones that meet that requirement lol.
If you guys have any suggestions for great charities, let me know. I'm researching a bunch and finding that very few really have their ish together. Luckily, there are a few good sites that grade charities (http://www.charitynavigator.org/, http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/, and http://www.charitywatch.org/toprated.html) and I'm definitely doing my homework. Some current ones at the top of my list are The Conservation Fund and the two aforementioned charities, Homes for Troops and the Animal Welfare Institute.