A break from the stupid for a second. I saw some info on FaceBook regarding salaries of the leaders of prominent charities. And, since I don’t believe a thing I see on FaceBook, I looked it up. Not kidding. I don’t even believe the things THAT I WRITE on there. Anyway, here are actual and updated salaries:
The American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern: $1,032,022.
The United Way President Brian Gallagher: $717,076
UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern: $472,891
The Disabled American Veterans National Commander: $328,252
The American Legion Adjutant Daniel Wheeler: $201,661
World Vision President/CEO Dave Toycen: $184,000
The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Adjutants (2 men avg): $164,934
The Military Order of Purple Hearts Service Foundation Greg Bresser: $142,986
The Vietnam Veterans Association CFO Joseph Sternburg: $137,902
The Salvation Army’s Commander William Roberts: $ 126,920
So, the next time you feel guilty for not contributing to The Red Cross, just picture ole’ Gail and her million-freaking-dollar-salary-before-incentives and it will make you feel better. Unless she’s hot or something. Then it make you feel better to give. Generously.