SF AIDS FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE SALARIES RISE AGAIN
The latest IRS 990 forms for both the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and its subsidiary nonprofit, the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, were released last week and I’ve gone over them and excerpted revenue and salary information to share with you. Unfortunately, the new IRS 990 forms for the foundations are not available on the web. Copies of the forms can be obtained from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Frankly, it doesn’t surprise me in the least that executive salaries at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation rose again. The avarice of the people running the foundation knows no limits.
However, what I do find shocking is that the foundation’s Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation pays its director, Dr. Eric Goosby, a former administrator for HIV/AIDS programs under Donna Shalala when she headed the Department of Health and Human Services, a cool quarter of a million dollars. How the executive director of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation allowed anyone associated with her two AIDS nonprofits to earn substantially more than her amazes me.
Direct services for people living with HIV and AIDS are facing budget shortfalls, but don’t expect the greedy executives at these two nonprofit foundations to cut back on their excessive salaries because their priorities have always been executives first, patients last.
Keep in mind, as you read these salary levels, that the Wall Street Journal on July 9, 2002, reported that the head of the global AIDS fund, “Dr. [Richard] Feachem also startled some UN officials with his salary package of at least $200,000 a year.”
Imagine how those UN authorities would react if they knew how much the executives of Pat Christen’s two AIDS foundations were making.
I hope I live to see the day when the salaries of AIDS executives are cut and the savings passed along to AIDS patients.
Without further ado, here are the numbers. Read ‘em and weep.
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation
IRS 990 form for FY 2001
Total revenue: $22,677,609
Pat Christen, executive director
Lance Henderson, finance director
David Taylor, human resources director
John Vasconcellos, development director
Brian Byrnes, programs director
Susan Haikalis, director of client services
Contributions to employee benefit plans:
$14,959, for each of the six directors.
Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
(An affiliate of the SF AIDS Foundation)
IRS 990 form for FY 2001
Total revenue: $5,923,598
Dr. Eric Goosby, chief executive officer
Goosby also received payment for program design services, and that amount was:
Subtotal for Goosby: $250,012
Barbara Lawson, project director
Rene Durazzo, international programs director
Deborah Von Zinkernagel, program design
Dr. Allen Ronald, program services
Dr. Merle Sande, program services
Paul Bouey, program design
Plus, the top three directors each received $17,277 in contributions to employee benefit plans, for a subtotal of: $51,831