What will Carrie Underwood’s $200k be spent on?
It could almost cover the annual salary of HSUS’ CEO/President ($207,000 per 2008 tax return) or could likely cover the salaries of either the Executive VP of Operations ($191,850 per 2008 tax return) or the Senior VP, International Prog. ($190,900 per 2008 tax return).
Unfortunately, Carrie Underwood’s donation will fall well short of covering some HSUS expenses such as “Production Services” (Mersey Masala Inc was paid $278,555 by HSUS per 2008 tax return) and “Online Fundraising” (Donor Digital was paid $222,111 by HSUS per 2008 tax return). And $200,000 is merely a drop in the bucket for HSUS’ “Direct Mail Service” expenditures (National Outdoor Sports Advertising Inc was paid $1,840,839 by HSUS per 2008 tax return).
Ms. Underwood made the donation because she reportedly cares about animal rescue and getting pets into homes. I’m sure she’ll be delighted with the results of her donation.