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

Todd Swindell and longtime gay activist and San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Candidate Michael Petrelis of The Petrelis Files this week revealed Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin’s 2013  has climbed to the outrageously astronomical sum of over half-a-million dollars a year ($507,000.00 to be exact) + benefits 

Rounding out the other top 7 employee’s of HRC’s payfest we have:

James Rinefierd, treasurer

Cathy Nelson, vice president

Suzanne Salkind, vice president

Fred Sainz, vice president (Who should have been fired ages ago.)

Robert Falk, secretary

Allison Herwitt, legislative director

Marty Rouse, national field director (Who as an old time grassroots activist should be ashamed for copping out and cashing in)

Which brings the total of just salary alone for just these 8 people including Griffin to $2,347,473.00 of the LGBT community’s hard earned donation money.

According to the Human Rights Campaign only spent $650,000.00 on lobbying political issues in 2013.  Only 1/4 of the amount of its top 8 salaried workers

In 2013 HRC received an estimated $56,000,000.00 in donations.

Obscene and disgusting.


UPDATED: 09/04/2014 –  CORRECTION: HRC’s Chad Griffin Only Makes An Obscene $429,41.00 A Year, Not An Obscene 507,000.00:

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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

    1. Oh shut up. “Following” does not = “membership” – he’s not leading a membership organization like AARP, which offers tangible benefits to its members (in addition to its advocacy efforts).

    2. There was a report back in 2010 I think about how HRC counts as a member anyone who ever gave them a 1 dollar donation or more. The 1.3 million dollars are as bogus as Chad Griffin

    1. 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.

      1. 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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