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. [Read]
Why does this come to light?
A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity.
The federal government should not be giving money to charities, period. Is there any role that people consider inappropriate for the federal government these days? It would appear not.
Federal government aside, next time you consider giving money to a charity, take a look at the administration costs in actual dollars. Is the charity in existence to help or is it really a jobs program for those running the charity.