February 23, 2013
I am a donor to a chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and am impressed with what they do for suffering families. I agree their national office does need to re-evaluate their email and telephone fundraising policies, but their program staff, the ones with boots on the ground helping families, are incredible, at least in this local chapter. They hold to an 20/80 expense to revenue which is far better than the industry standard. Yes their CEO makes $550,000, his education and years of experience with another non-profit have earned him that, it is actually considerably lower than most non-profit CEOs, St Jude's Children's Hospital's CEO makes $860,000. While it is true that NIH is the leading founder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is the worlds leading non-profit founder of cutting edge research that might not otherwise receive federal funding. As a result, they have been a part of every major breakthrough in Alzheimer's research in the past 30 years. That is why I am, and will remain, a donor and supporter.
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