Ghislaine Maxwell, George Soros, the Rockefellers, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos… if you’re like me, almost everyone you despise is invested in Save the Children Fund.
But the worst thing about this charity is the performance, not the funding.
Save the Children – the Fairfield, Connecticut-based non-profit in the US – is formally known as Save The Children Federation, Inc. and is part of the Save the Children Alliance (a group of 30 Save the Children groups throughout the world that also support Save the Children International). Established in 1932, Save the Children is a 501 (c) (3) and one of the most well-known charities in the world.
In 2017, the organization raised $760 million (including $322 million in government grants and contributions) – $108 million more than the previous year – and spent $720 million primarily on grants ($528 million), staff compensation and benefits ($103 million), fees for services ($41 million), and office-related expenses ($19 million).
The remaining $40 million (the difference between the revenue reported and the revenue spent) was retained by the organization, contributing to the increase in net fixed assets to $241 million at year end.
That means about 1/3 of the money raised are used by the Fund owners and employees.
Save the Children reported having 1,639 employees in 2017. With total compensation costs of $103 million, the average compensation package was $63,000 although 231 individuals received more than $100,000 in total compensation.
The 20 most highly compensated individuals were reported to be:
- $540,883: Carolyn S Miles, President and CEO
- $404,737: Carlos Carrazana, EVP and COO
- $349,875: Sumeet Seam, VP and General Counsel
- $338,463: Stacy Brandom, VP and CFO
- $307,673: Michael Klosson, VP Policy and Humanitarian Relief
- $306,082: Nancy A Taussig, VP Resource Development
- $301,709: Diana K Myers, VP International Programs
- $278,659: Janine L Scolpino, Associate VP, Mass Market Fund
- $256,347: Gregory A Ramm, VP Humanitarian Response
- $250,847: Brian White, VP Deputy General Counsel and CCO
- $248,423: Robert M Clay, VP
- $231,989: Daniel Stoner, AVP Education and Child Development
- $227,535: Dana L Langham, Associate VP, Chief Corp Development
- $213,491: Mark Shriver, SVP, US Programs (as of 8/17) plus $182,915 from a related organization
- $201,460: Kenneth G Murdoch, VP IT and Building OP (end 6/17)
- $195,754: William Corwin, Sr VP, US Programs (2/17-8/17)
- $190,167: Phillip DiSanto, VP IT and Building OP (as of 5/17)
- $161,943: Andrea Williamson, Corporate Secretary
- $153,622: Debbie Pollock-Berry, VP and Chief of HR (as of 6/17)
- $150,466: Susan E Ridge, VP Marketing and Communications (end 6/17)
Of the 20 most highly compensated individuals, 11 are men and 9 are women. Of the 10 most highly compensated individuals, 5 are men and 5 are women.
To read the IRS Form 990 (2017), click here.
$1 MILLION AND ABOVE
Carnival Corporation & plc / Carnival Foundation
Ferrari North America, Inc.
Hachette Book Group
Mars Wrigley Foundation
(formerly Wrigley Company Foundation)
MNI Targeted Media, Inc.
Penguin Random House
Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation
The Walt Disney Company
$100,000 TO $1 MILLION
Burt’s Bees Baby
CHARLES & KEITH
Chobani and the Chobani Foundation
Dollar General Corporation
Gabriela Hearst Inc.
Heart to Heart International
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lutheran World Relief
Mattel, Inc. and its American Girl division
New York Life & New York Life Foundation
Sempra Energy Foundation
The Baupost Group, LLC
The Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc.
The Idol Gives Back Foundation
The Microsoft Corporation
The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Toys “R” Us
Western Union Foundation
Comprised of senior leaders from Fortune 500 companies, social impact consultancies and academia, the Corporate Council functions as a strategic sounding board for Save the Children. From cause marketing to technology for development, the council helps Save the Children deepen and evolve our work with the private sector in a mutually beneficial way. We are proud to recognize the thought leadership and advisory contributions of our 2018 Corporate Council members:
- Pernille Spiers-Lopez,* IKEA North America (formerly), Council Chair
- Perry Yeatman, Perry Yeatman Global Partners LLC, Council Vice Chair
- David Barash, GE Foundation
- Sean Burke, Accenture
- Sarah Colamarino, Johnson & Johnson
- Andrea E. Davis, The Walt Disney Company
- Mark Freedman, Dalberg
- Sebastian Fries, Columbia University
- Jim Goldman,* Eurazeo
- Rebecca Leonard, The TJX Companies, Inc.
- PJ Lewis, Mattel, Inc.
- Sean Milliken, PayPal
- Christine Montenegro McGrath, Mondeléz International
- Paul Musser, Mastercard
- Sunil Sani,* Heritage Sportswear, LLC
*Also serves on our Board of Trustees
Ann Hardeman and Combs L. Fort Foundation
Bainum Family Foundation
Bezos Family Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education
The Charles Engelhard Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Cogan Family Foundation
Comic Relief USA – The Red Nose Day Fund & Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Connie Hillman Family Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
Educate A Child, a programme of the Education Above All Foundation
The Edward W. Brown, Jr. and Margaret G. Brown Endowment for Save the Children and Region A Partnership for Children, a fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation
The Gottesman Fund
Harrington Family Foundation
Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Humanity United / Freedom Fund
Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust
MacMillan Family Foundation
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Margaret A. Meyer Family Foundation
Margaret E. Dickins Foundation
Martin F. Sticht Charitable Fund
Matthew W. Jacobs & Luann Jacobs Charitable Fund
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Open Society Foundations (George Soros)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
Roy A. Hunt Foundation
Share Our Strength
SOMOS UNA VOZ
South Texas Outreach Foundation
STEM Next Opportunity Fund
The Stone Family Foundation
Wagon Mountain Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
World Impact Foundation
And that’s not all, see the full list of partners and sponsors on their own website.
Save the Children, Some Activity Highlights
The Mirror organised a Disney day out for the kids at Lord and Lady Bath’s Longleat House, in Wiltshire. A great fun day in which Ghislaine Maxwell presented a cheque for 2000 UK Pounds for the Save the Children Fund. Ghislaine meets Henry Thynne, Lord Bath and his wife Virginia. 13th September 1985. (Photos by George Phillips/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
‘Save The Children’ Receives $50 Million Grant From The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to push vaccines and birth control in Africa and Asia.
Political stunts with children’s money? Why not, we make anything look like charity.
“Last week, Save the Children weighed into the controversy surrounding Madonna’s attempt to adopt a child in Malawi. Recently it created a new head of UK campaigning to enhance its profile as the country’s leading organisation for defending “children’s rights”. Its current advertising pitch is aimed at persuading the Chancellor to give £3 billion more in his Budget later this month”, writes Philip Johnston, The Telegraph columnist. He follows:
“You could be forgiven for thinking that charities are forbidden from political activism by their tax-free status. Yet the Charity Commission’s own guidelines state that it “can be [a] legitimate and valuable activity”. In other words, the charity is fully entitled to campaign, and operate in the UK; but I am equally at liberty not to give it any money if it no longer does what it says on the rattling tin. Save the Children says the money for its UK venture is not coming from its regular contributors but from corporate donors. But that is beside the point.”
“Another children’s charity was rocked last night after a senior executive at Save The Children resigned over allegations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ “, Daily Mail reports.
Chief strategist Brendan Cox denied allegations against him but left in September. The charity’s £160,000-a-year chief executive Justin Forsyth has also resigned for unconnected reasons.
Both were senior advisers to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Mr Cox’s wife, Jo, is a Labour MP and former aide to Mr Brown’s wife Sarah. Mrs Cox also runs the Labour Women’s Network where she is ‘equalities and discrimination’ adviser.
Mr Cox, Save The Children’s director of policy and advocacy, left in September after complaints against him by women members of staff. A well-placed source said Mr Cox strenuously denied any wrongdoing but agreed to leave his post, according to Daily Mail.
Alexia Pepper de Caires, an ex-Save The Children employee, says that sexual abuse in the charity sector is a systemic problem and that she had to storm her former employer’s boardroom to be heard, The Telegraph reported.
Ah, and also this:
After investing millions in Save the Children, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger finally honored with Save the Children’s Centennial Award. He received the trophy from the hands of Oprah Winfrey, star of Epstein’s flight logs. The event was hosted by Jennifer Garner and speakers included Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles and Disney Legend Oprah Winfrey, Disney informed on their website.
Leaked details of the inquiry, published in the Times, in which the commission accused Save the Children of “serious failures and mismanagement” of the way it dealt with the allegations in 2015, led to calls for the resignation of Kevin Watkins, the charity’s chief executive. He said “no”.
This is just a figment of the larger picture, just to say “watch you hashtag” to whoever made #Savethechildren trend on social media lately (Fakebook’s Suckerborg mainly, we know it was him)
To be continued?
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