December 30, 2011
I've donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation in the past but sjipped a couple of years after some tough years for me and now I'm back donating. I understand the comments about salaries, but you have to put it into context. I just got through reviewing a few charities on this website that are paying the ceo of them almost a million dollars a year and past ceo's are still getting paid almost a million dollars a year. That said 400K seems like a bargain. Overall admin costs and expenses and the cost for fundraising seems to be in line which is why this website rates the Michael J Fox Foundation so well. I urge you to give it another look. Do a quick search for parkinson charities and you'll notice that only the Michael J Fox charity is rated four stars. Some of the OTHER Parkinson charities are spening 20-30% of the money they raise on fundraising and admin expenses and that's just ridiculous and I could not support them. According to great nonprofits website the Michael J Fox Foundation spends about 11% on fundraising and admin costs which to me is more then reasonable.
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