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    Sorry, I hit edit and both ended up being posted.
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    'Vague answer, page one' Just got a new top hitter.. - I'm sure they can come up with a better answer than the 'Fuck you' we just received..
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    [QUOTE=StemCells&AtomBombs;1405933]4. "...leveraged those funds to over $245M, and continues to honour and focus on supporting the original dreams of Rick’s Tour creating an accessible and inclusive society and supporting the search for a cure."

    Interesting that 79% of their revenue is from the Canadian Government and not from continued huge fundraising or brilliant investments. The Foundation's leverage is smartly having a board that is influential enough to pull that off.


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    I havent read ALL of the posts on this thread but if you want to see the financials on any 501c3, it is public record, go to www.guidestar.com

    Copies of tax forms are posted along with Executive and Board Member salaries.

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    RHI doesn't have a 501c Sharon, they're Canadian. I suggested the same and forgot they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    RHI doesn't have a 501c Sharon, they're Canadian. I suggested the same and forgot they were.
    You think it is cool having a private tax paid organization doing health care in Canada which Canada could do much cheaper or better? Oh a tea-party republican in Canada I spot

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    Unfortunately, I did learn in the last few days that the Rick Hanson Foundation has 5 earning more than $120,000 per year ... more than any other organization including Canadian Cancer Society.

    That, I will admit, is very disappointing to learn.

    http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/l...0710/20110710/

    http://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/do...tiesVanSun.pdf

    2006 Revenues: $36.8 million
    2006 Spending: $11.3 million
    Primary areas of focus:
    Research (50%); support and services for the charitable sector (50%)
    Spending on fundraising and administration: $4.3 million (38% of all spending)
    Of top five highest-paid staff, how many make $120,000 or more: 5

    The Rick Hansen Foundation was created in 1988 after Hansen raised $26 million for spinal-cord research by wheeling 40,000 kilometres through 34 countries. Today, the foundation provides funding for a variety of agencies researching spinal-cord injuries, including the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) in Vancouver. In 2007, the foundation created the Spinal Cord Injury Alliance, a national network of ser vice providers, researchers and health care practitioners working in the field of spinal-cord injury. According to the foundation, it receives about 37 per cent of its funding from the general public. The rest comes from corporate donors and government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    Unfortunately, I did learn in the last few days that the Rick Hanson Foundation has 5 earning more than $120,000 per year ... more than any other organization including Canadian Cancer Society.

    That, I will admit, is very disappointing to learn.

    http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/l...0710/20110710/

    http://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/do...tiesVanSun.pdf

    2006 Revenues: $36.8 million
    2006 Spending: $11.3 million
    Primary areas of focus:
    Research (50%); support and services for the charitable sector (50%)
    Spending on fundraising and administration: $4.3 million (38% of all spending)
    Of top five highest-paid staff, how many make $120,000 or more: 5

    The Rick Hansen Foundation was created in 1988 after Hansen raised $26 million for spinal-cord research by wheeling 40,000 kilometres through 34 countries. Today, the foundation provides funding for a variety of agencies researching spinal-cord injuries, including the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) in Vancouver. In 2007, the foundation created the Spinal Cord Injury Alliance, a national network of ser vice providers, researchers and health care practitioners working in the field of spinal-cord injury. According to the foundation, it receives about 37 per cent of its funding from the general public. The rest comes from corporate donors and government.
    Hi. Wake up - you should have done so long time ago - foundations like this tend to grow, and hire their wife’s and mistresses - what do I know! - they also mix their budgets as for broad government easy funding - meaning the government are happy as long as the organizations spend their yearly income and apply for next years funding, -as long as it has something to do with wheelchairs (in this case, other cases the same). Government money as for huge sums don’t even require the same economical reporting as for smaller organizations. Like the more money, the less follow-up. Meaning scam is more prominent in bigger organizations than smaller organizations, especially since bigger organizations tend to haw a straw in government pockets, and none complains about that maybe since all the annual economical reports tend to be diffuse and manipulated so that the ordinary person will not see it (bigger organizations have clerks to do that) and Canada government is happy since all can claim they have given money and ‘research‘ to the handicapped - there is a word about such Lynnifer, and it is called corruption.

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