Easter Seals, Inc.

Rating: 3.4 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Health, Human Services

Location: 233 South Wacker Drive Suite 2400 Chicago IL 60606 USA

Mission: Easter Seals'' mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Programs: Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 85 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Easter Seals services benefit 1.3 million children and adults annually through more than 550 centers nationwide, in Puerto Rico and Australia. See great things at www.easterseals.com.
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Rating: 2 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

For charitable organization, more than $200 in base salary is too much on donor's dime. People wake up! If the CEO is getting $500+ salary then what about the VP's? You really should look at the whole top level management but if the CEO is getting over paid then the rest will be not far behind. Don't donate to these organizations and be outspoken to reform these organizations or the salaries will be even higher!

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Rating: 1 stars  

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Here’s some useful information. In 2009 Jim Williams, Easter Seals CEO, made a little over $700K. In 2010 he got a generous increase to almost $790K. This is all public information, available on any charity's tax filings. "But organizations must pay top dollar to get the best," you say? Well, compare that to the top execs at Doctors Without Borders and Feeding America, two charities with larger budgets that pay their top folks far less than Williams gets. The Easter Seals Board must be really out of touch to keep making Williams ultra-wealthy in this time of economic crisis, as families dealing with disabilities weather rising costs while programs are slashed. So shameful. What a squandered legacy.

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Easter Seals helps a lot of people in my community.

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Get some new people on the Board, and in the corner office.

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