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Gerald Weinberg, Muscular Dystrophy Association CEO: about $412,000


For decades, civic-minded Americans have connected Labor Day with a worthy cause – Jerry’s kids, the telethon sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association and hosted by entertainer Jerry Lewis.

gerald_weinbergFew of them know Gerry’s salary — Gerald C. Weinberg, that is, MDA’s president and CEO. Weinberg earned $313,215 for the last nine months of 2007, the most recent year available. That included a salary of $308,846 and benefits worth $4,369, IRS records show.

Pro-rated for a full year, Weinberg’s salary that year worked out to about $412,000.

Weinberg joined the association in 1957, when it was based in New York, was named campaign director in 1963 and director of field operations in 1976. Before assuming the head role, he had been senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Charity Navigator, a New York-based organization  that evaluates non-profits’ efficiency, gives MDA a rating of 2 stars (of a possible). That’s because it reports spending about 15 percent of its income on fund-raising (more efficient charities keep fund-raising costs below 10 percent).

MDA also reports that the annual growth of expenses (3 percent) is outpacing income (1.5 percent), a bad sign for long-term financial health, a Charity Navigator spokesman said.





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5 Responses to “Gerald Weinberg, Muscular Dystrophy Association CEO: about $412,000”

  1. Tony Brown says:

    I don’t know If I said it already but …Cool site, love the info. I do a lot of research online on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read..Tony Brown

  2. tim andrew says:

    …that’s why our firehouse doesn’t like to collect anymore, and that’s him, how about the others under him.

  3. ravenmaven says:

    It is just one more “charity” that scams the sheeple so they can feel all warm and fuzzy about contributing to a bunch of thieves.And in 45 years of collecting
    money for the MDA not one neurological disease has been cured. 45 years x
    billions =SCAM!!! Where is the rest of the money going after the paltry sum
    they spend on the “kids” rehab,Disneyland trips, and free flu shots?
    These same questions should be ask of all of the charities that collect for Heart Disease,Cancer, etc….the numbers just do not add up. And cancer and heart disease are on the rise!!!???
    I guess curing diseases is not very profitable for the CEO’S or Big Pharma………

  4. joe says:

    To much salary, he should donate his 70 % to another Non Profit Organization. I understand he is well educated but if you work for a non profit organization don’t expect a high salary, he is working for the wrong profession.

  5. Carl says:

    I think his pay should be taken down to zero and stripped of everything he has and put him out on the street,like a bum what he did to Jerry Lewis then he stepped down from the MDA,can we say he is a jerk