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Q&A: Charity CEO pay, mothers' earnings

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Charity CEO pay

For the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association, what percent of the income goes to programs and overhead? And how much do their CEOs get paid?

We turned to the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting Charity Checker (, which "searches the nation's top charity watchdogs and shows you their ratings, all in one place," according to the website. Shown are ratings and reviews from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator and Great Nonprofits. From there we followed the Charity Navigator link for specifics on these three charities:

• American Heart Association, based in Dallas, reported 2012 revenue of $626,004,591. Of that, 78 percent ($465,069,220) went for programs and services, 8.3 percent ($49.7 million) for administrative costs and 13.6 percent ($81 million) for fundraising expenses. Nancy A. Brown, the CEO, made $737,149, or 0.12 percent of the organization's expenses.

• American Cancer Society, based in Atlanta, reported 2012 revenue of $924,453,841. Of that, 59.4 percent ($586,483,360) went to programs and services, 6.1 percent ($60,236,031) for administrative costs and 34.3 percent ($339,077,409) went for fundraising expenses. Dr. John Seffrin, the CEO, made $788,416, or 0.07 percent of its expenses. That was down from 2010, when Seffrin was paid $2.4 million, of which $1.62 million included benefits he'll receive when he retires and a one-time retention benefit, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

• American Diabetes Association, based in Alexandria, Va., reported 2012 revenue of $224,984,000. Of that, 65.7 percent ($134,638,000) went for programs and services, 5.4 percent ($11,121,000) for administrative costs and 28.7 percent ($58,939,000) went for fundraising expenses. CEO Larry Hausner made $575,132, or 0.28 percent of expenses.

A mom should earn …

Doesn't an organization or website put out an annual salary of all of the duties that mothers do throughout the year? What is the salary for mothers this year?

The responsibilities of a stay-at-home mom are worth $118,905 a year for 96.5 hours a week of work, according to's annual survey. put a yearly value of $62,984.76 on the work performed by a mother in its annual Mother's Day Index.

More than 15,000 mothers participated in the survey. The website stated: "This is not an exact science, nor is it meant to be. … Everyone can relate to a paycheck, so that's how we choose to point out the massive contributions mothers make." used information from a survey of 1,001 women with children at home.

Compiled from Times and wire reports. To submit a question, email

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