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    Catherine Poole

    Published in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer 3rd letter down..

    Worthy Charities

    I would agree with critics who say many charities misappropriate funds for higher salaries, outside consultants, galas, and lobbyists. They also spend donors’ money on frequent mailings at a huge cost. But it is important not to overlook those nonprofits that truly do good work on a tight budget.

    As national director of the Melanoma International Foundation, I can assure you no one on our staff makes an exorbitant salary. We do not send out mass-mail solicitations or hire consultants. We do everything within our power to make sure as much as possible of our constituents’ generous donations is funneled directly into our mission of helping melanoma patients live longer, better lives.

    Just as all businesses are run differently, so are charities. Please don’t lump all nonprofits together in the same greedy lot.

    Lisa Newcomb, Glenmoore, lisa@melanomainternational.org


    PS Thank you to all of you who gave to MIF for your year end donation!

    Shirley Z

    Well written Lisa! We have been with MIF 6 1/2 yrs now. I can assure you that the patient is the top priority here.

    I have watched the forums grow, along with the friendships and compassion.

    Putting people first should be the top priority of any organization.

    Thanks for all that you do for us.

    Shirley Z

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