Good to know before making charitable donations

As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind:

  • The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. 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.

Here’s where to send your money so it will do the most good:

  • The Salvation Army’s Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a small 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.
  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families.
  • The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families.
  • The Military Order of Purple HeartsNational Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families.
  • The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families.