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Elba Lu

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Review for American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, Inc., Memphis, TN, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

I have donated off and on to St. Jude for many years. Using Charity Navigator, I am reviewing all the potential charities that I will support this year. After seeing the two huge salaries for the CEO and COO of St. Jude, I concluded that my financial support should go elsewhere.

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Role:  Donor

Review for Humane Society Silicon Valley, Milpitas, CA, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

I have supported the Humane Society of Silicon Valley for the past many years and hope to continue my support. My concern is that less than 80% of expenses go to actual program activities and fundraising is over 14%. In addition, for a charity of this size, the CEO compensation is on the high side: 2.4 cents of every dollar go to the CEO. I hope future fundraising costs can be reduced and the CEO compensation be more in line with similar charities.

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A lot

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Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for American National Red Cross, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I used to donate yearly to the American Red Cross. However, after finding out through Charity Navigator that the CEO makes close to a MILLION dollars annually, I have decided to donate elsewhere. Any charity organization that pays its CEO that much does not need my contribution.

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No experience

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Reduce the CEO compensation.

Role:  General Member of the Public & I used to donate before.