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Obama Foundation Spends Lavishly While Getting State Handouts

Sun-Times 26 September 2018 No Comment

Top 5 Obama Foundation salaries

The filing lists the group’s highest paid officers and their compensation:

  • $862,055 for Executive Director Robbin Cohen. That includes a $300,000 bonus in 2017. She was not paid by the foundation in 2014, its first year. Her base salary is $662,055.
  • $614,636 for CEO David Simas
  • $378,519 for Chief Digital Officer Glenn Brown
  • $292,044 for Civic Engagement Vice President Michael Strautmanis
  • $256,903 for Chief Development (fundraising) Officer Jordan Kaplan

The payroll has grown from $173,214 in 2014 to $8.8 million in 2017, according to the 990. The foundation has offices in Chicago, Washington and New York.

Expenses totaled $21.3 million in 2017, the most ever, a jump from $4.9 million in 2016.


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