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Study Faults Charities for Veterans; Some Nonprofits Shortchange Troops, Watchdog Group Says
The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Nonprofit organizations; Tax exemptions; Overhead costs; Iraq War-2003; Greeting cards; Congressional investigations; Chief operating officers; Veterans; Charities
Author: Philip Rucker - Washington Post Staff Writer
Date: Dec 13, 2007
Start Page: A.1
Section: A SECTION

[...] the institute's report suggests that 20 of the 29 military charities studied were managing their resources poorly, paying high overhead costs and direct-mail fundraising fees and, in some cases, providing their leaders with six-figure salaries. Richard H. Esau Jr., executive director of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, based in Annandale, said the cost of fundraising limits how much his group can spend on charitable causes.

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