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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

$319,000 a year

Guess how much the Executive Director of the Wounded Warrior Project makes?  No fair peeking at the post title.

Forget their lame anti-gun position, and their even lamer belief that they can spin their way out of it.  The fact that they pay sumd00d that kind of coin says that this is just another non-profit that is primarily oriented towards high paying jobs for the Right Sort® of people.

Wonder if they paid their exec half as much whether they could help out a dozen actual, you know - wounded warriors.

Like I said, the anti-gun posture isn't the big problem.  The problem is that their Executive Director is basically stealing from the people he claims that his organization is trying to help.  Epic fail.

13 comments:

Old NFO said...

Yeah, that was pointed out last week when this all blew up; but here was another ad on TV last night 'begging' for "ONLY $19/mo" to save our Veterans... sigh...

doubletrouble said...

Back in the late 70's, my employer had a payroll deduction plan for the United Way. We (most) all gave $10 or so a week to the 'charity'.
Then the whole thing kinda exploded when it was found that the ED of the outfit had 2 summer homes in Jamaica, or something.
That's why I like charitizin' through the church; if I bring a frozen turkey & the fixin's to their group, I doubt that someone's skimming off the breast meat...

doubletrouble said...

Oh yeah- happy Thanksgiving to you & the family!

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ProudHillbilly said...

I thought maybe you were talking about Big Bird.

Broken Andy said...

Supposedly Wayne LaPierre makes close to $1M. That's outrageous too, but for some reason I'm more cheesed about the WWP salaries and I haven't quite put my finger on it.

kishnevi said...

I go by the rule that any organization that can run ads on national TV (and I wonder how much those Fox ads last week cost) is spending money for something other than charity, and doesn't get my money. I confine my donations to my synagogue and some local food banks, where i know the money will be mostly spent on what it was intended for. At work, I give through United Way, but the program is sophisticated enough to let us pick which precise charities we want to give to, and not just to the generic UW to divvy up as it pleases.

Andy--NRA is a non profit but not a charity in the same what WWP is supposed to be. That can make a big difference in the psychological impact of high salaries.

burt said...

Homes For Our Troops.

They do good work.

burt said...

Homes For Our Troops.

They do good work.

RabidAlien said...

There's a good portion of that 80% overhead, right there. Screw em.

Anonymous said...

Any organization that mails full color flyers to beg for donations gets nixed from my list of 'honest' charities. Ditto if they send another when I don't respond to the first.
I know, that .40 cents (or whatever bulk cost is) doesn't seem like much, but multiplied by the thousands, there are a lot of people going without that 'charity's' aid to cover postage.
Donate at the church/synagogue of your choice and let God's people again pick up that ball we dropped decades ago.

Jon said...

I took a look at their last financial statement and you can color me unimpressed on how they spend their money - not nearly enough is going to actually benefit wounded vets.

newrebeluniv said...

There are way too many vets charities.

1. I have a visceral objection to the need for them. The US govt OWES it to vets to make them whole, but not to make them wealthy.

2. It isn't possible to know which charities are getting the job done and which are just jobs programs for the insiders.

3. Tax law should allow you to write off all charitable donations, not just those to listed IRS approved orgs. So you could give your money directly to a vet that you knew needed something, if that is what you wanted to do.. Zero overhead.