I read with disappointment that Volunteer Connection has been ‘acquired’ by Foothills United Way. Brian Gallagher is still President and CEO of United Way, and currently earns $1,037,140 a year, (American Institute of Philanthropy, Dec 2010). I am sure Mr Gallagher has plenty of perks, fully paid health insurance for life and other benefits. How repugnant it is for United Way, a volunteer organization, to compensate it’s CEO to such a degree. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Foothills United Way does not provide any compensation to its Board of Directors. Hey guys, you’re missing out some cool cash!
How nice to know your donations to United Way are being handled responsibly to people in need, especially to Mr Gallagher.