HRC Prez Chad Giffin’s 2013 Salary $507,000.00, Stealing Credit and Rewriting History Sure Pays Well!

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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11 Responses

  1. MPetrelis says:

    Thanks so much, Will, for sharing this info. We hope your readers will be sure to check out our campaign site:

    The incumbent District 8 member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Scott Wiener, used to be on the board of directors of HRC. Just one of many reasons why he’s got no activist support.

  2. Jones-Munoz says:

    With all this funding, I find it interesting, when I emailed them about doing some type of supportive protest on the first day of Marriage here in NY, I was told they didn’t have funding for that, and if I wanted to see it done I should do it myself. Wow, no funding for LGBT projects but funding for big payroll. What’s wrong with tho picture!

  3. Edgar B says:

    Just went to Charity Navigator. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation gets a four star rating. Here’s a link to the site 77% of funds go to program expenses 12% to fund raising and 10% to administration.
    Are HRC and the HRC Foundation separate entities?

  4. Mel Heifetz says:

    There are no top jobs in America leading a following of over 1.3 million members that pay less. Look over any other group of that size and realize the Best People Deserve similar amounts of pay. If they worked in private industry they would earn much more. Consider the results to our community by Chad working with Prop8 over the recent past alone! I will stay the fight and Thank Chad and staff for their fine work! Mel Heifetz

  5. Gary Olsen says:

    There was no confusion. I just added up the numbers from both the HRC PAC and the HRC Foundation (501c3) 990’s. The total 2013 compensation for Chad Griffin is $507,907. Just the facts.

  6. Gary Olsen says:

    Sorry, just read your full post explaining the somewhat convoluted 990’s. Running a both a PAC and a 501c3 can be a tricky business when it comes to transparency.

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