Did Nancy Brinker Deserve a 64% Pay Raise?

Update: Ok, I changed the headline to this post because it was distracting people. 

The new financials for Susan G. Komen for the Cure are out. According to the Dallas News, in 2012, the same year that the organization was roiled by the Planned Parenthood scandal (under Nancy Brinker’s leadership and based largely on her say-so), the same year Brinker was forced to step down as CEO in an attempt by the organization to regain public trust, the same year donations dropped as a result of her miscalculations, Komen also gave Brinker  a 64% pay hike–from $417,000 to $684,717. Does that make sense?

Just so you know, a Charity Navigator survey found the median salary for the CEO of a not-for-profit organization to be $132,739.

Also, since Brinker is no longer the CEO of Komen, what is she doing in her “new role” for that kind of dough?

In case you’ve forgotten, the percentage the organization dedicates to research went down from 29% of revenues in 2008 to 15% in 2011.

I wonder, are the well-meaning Komen supporters “aware” of this?

I  do not want to be perceived as encouraging people to abandon breast cancer as a cause. Quite the opposite. I want your good will, effort, time and money to matter to a disease that has touched so many of us. Please let Komen know what you think about their skewed research allocations and Brinker’s inexplicable pay hike. Contact them on Facebook tweet them at @komenforthecure Write or call them at :

5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
(1-877-465-6636)

You can change this.

And check out the good work of some of these other groups: Breast cancer Action; National Breast Cancer Coalition; Breast Cancer Consortium; Breast Cancer Fund; Susan Love Research Foundation.

 

Nancy Brinker from the Dallas News: Talking pink, earning green.