Priests for Life tax returns show heavy management, fundraising costs
Catholic World News - October 19, 2011
Priests for Life spent less than 63% of its revenues between 2006 and 2008 on its programs, according to a CWN analysis of tax returns available from the group.
Between 2006 and 2008, Priests for Life had revenues of $30,289,988 and total expenses of $27,472,780. Program service expenses totaled $18,995,319, while fundraising expenses totaled $3,967,459 and management and general expenses totaled $4,310,002.
Management and general expenses nearly tripled from $845,388 in 2006 to $2,319,968 in 2008, largely because of increases in expenses for salaries and benefits. Nonetheless, in 2008 only one employee had a salary over $100,000.
Father Frank Pavone, Priest for Life’s national director, did not receive any salary from the organization.
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Posted by: lauriem5377 -
Oct. 19, 2011 7:32 PM ET USA
How many unborn babies' lives are being lost each day while attention is distracted from the work of this organization. I hear few people looking at the human - and spiritual - cost of this dispute.
Posted by: Don Vicente -
Oct. 19, 2011 10:53 AM ET USA
Unfortunately, this is not unusual. Many charities have a bad "tooth to tail" ratio. There is a built-in tendency towards inefficiency, even with honest charities.