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    Catherine Poole

    In today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, 3rd letter down: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/185723251.html

    And thanks to your generosity this year with year end donations! We are very appreciative and use your fund judiciously.

    Catherine Poole

    The letter was too hard to find! Here is the text of it:

    Published in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday..

    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!Catherine M. Poole, President/Founder

    Melanoma International FoundationCatherine Poole

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