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United Way Is Very Good Cause

September 15, 2013

Ohio Valley residents are bombarded with requests to make donations to worthy causes. Whether the charity helps local people and uses money efficiently often guides us in our reactions....

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Sep-17-13 7:29 AM

This headline should read....."United Way Is Very Good MIDDLE MAN THAT TAKES A HUGE CUT RIGHT OFF THE TOP"

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Sep-16-13 6:19 AM

The United Way is a scam. Give directly to individual charities.

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Sep-15-13 12:42 PM

Speaking of administrative costs:

"7th Highest Salary: Brian A. Gallagher, United Way Worldwide Compensation (2008): $982,768

United Way, whose iconic logo and commercials have been icons of the charity world for decades, is a collection of local chapters that support health and education and fight poverty in 45 countries and territories.

President and CEO Brian Gallagher has headed both the American and Worldwide divisions of the charity, with a focus on improving lives rather than just administering donations.

He brought in $982,768 in compensation in fiscal year 2008, twice what he received the year previous, but this inflated number includes more than $400,000 of pension income. Looking only at his base salary of $415,970 in 2008 puts Gallagher much more in line with CEOs of similar organizations.

Most of the workers are Volunteers, pretty high salary for a NONPROFIT, eh???

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Sep-15-13 10:27 AM

Not only that Ragnar, but it also increases the percentage of your donation that goes to administrative costs.

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Sep-15-13 9:28 AM

DON'T give to the United Way. If you want to support a specific charity, give directly to the charity. Why let the United Way decide who gets your money? Why pay an expensive middle man?

Give your donation directly to the cause that you wish to benefit. It is as simple as changing the name you write into the "Pay To The Order Of" line on your check.

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