November 20, 2012
My wife and I have been donating significantly to Smile Train for many years. We were extremely shocked and disappoointed to look at their form 990 tax filing (available on the financials page of their website) for 2011 to find that their president and found Brian F, Mullaney was paid a salary of $1,444,571. That is right - look at the tax filing!! When I called Smile Train about this I was told that Mr. Mullaney no longer works there, that he was asked to leave due to financial improprieties on his part. The present CEO is Ms. Ma and her current salary is a bit under $300,000 and she is the top paid official. There are only 30 people running this huge organization. Their 2012 form 990 tax should be available on their website around February, 2013 and it will certainly be worth looking over. I will note that I have spoken with Mr. Mullaney and have read his book about Smile Train which just came out. He doesn't deny his salary. The image he presents does not seem to reflect reality.
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