So, while I strongly urge you to go to the "About Us" link on the JFNA website and read the 2013 990 in its entirety, as it is one of the most hysterical documents yet produced at 25 Broadway, I will offer you the following summary of the Lowlights in this Post -- 990 For and By Dummies:
- Did you know that JFNA had income in "Contributions and Grants" of $33.6 million?
- Did you know that JFNA had total Revenue of $49 million?
- Did you know that of that gross (and I do mean "gross") amount, JFNA managed a deficit of $172,500?
- Did you know that JFNA expended $20.8 million on "Fundraising Expertise, consulting and support for Jewish Federations and smaller Network communities" -- meaning that JFNA has developed its own definition of "fundraising" not yet shared with anyone?
- Did you know that JFNA spent $5 million on the "Power of the Collective"? (Yes, I agree with you if you think that JFNA engaged in some powerful fiction in the 990 document.)
- Did you know that JFNA spent $2.7 million on something called "Talent" with the Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence"?
- Did you know that JFNA spent $9.3 million on "Other"?
- Did you know that CEO Jerry Lucky-Me made $677,000 in FY 2013-2014? Of course you did.
- Did you know that "Director General" Becky Caspi made $293,000 in FY 2013-2014, or more than the compensation paid either Natan Sharansky or Alan Hoffmann? (As Babe Ruth responded when asked whether he should make more than the President of the United States: "Of course. I had a better year.") The services she "led": "meet critical needs in Israel and around the world. Along with Missions to Israel which are organized throughout the year.")
- Did you know that Paul Kane "earned" $406,000 in that same Fiscal Year as Senior Advisor -- and what valued advice it must have been.
- Did you know that CEO Jerry's first name is apparently spelled "Gerrald" -- well you should.
- Did you know that the mystery person, Deborah Smith, of Naples, Florida, was paid $347,085 -- as something titled "Management and Training Consultant"? Of course you did.
Look, this 990 deserves a full reading -- like any work of fiction.