Crohn's & Colitis Foundation spends a lot less on Top Executive, a little more on programs

In 2005, Roger DeRose, the CEO of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America took home $468,648 in salary and pension, a 43% increase over his 2004 income of $324,127. Mr. DeRose's raise far outpaced the CCFA's increased funding for grants and educational activities. While funding for the CCFA's activities increased over 12%, CEO compensation rose by nearly 87%.

However, as shown in the CCFA's 2006 filings, Roger was dumped after his big pay year and the organization went through a major management change.

In 2006, with over $200,000 spent on executive search services, the CCFA increased it's number of officers from 3 to 11. This is positive in that the highest compensation dropped from $468,648 to $155,178 and many of these officers fulfill more functional roles.

This chart shows total revenue, money spent on education & grants, and executive pay for 2004 to 2006:
 

time period1 total revenue % change $ for grants / education % change executive pay2 % change
year ending 9/30/04 $27,189,296

(net: $1,732,521)

-- $19,266,144 -- $419,296 --
year ending 9/30/05 $34,317,713

(net: $3,016,408)

26.22% $21,699,446 12.63% $782,403 86.60%
year ending 9/01/06 $31,209,222

(net: -$866,327.00)

-9.06% $23,653,510 9.01% $1,396,005 78.43%

1 The overlapping time periods are shown as reported on the IRS 990 forms
2 Compensation for officers, directors, & trustees

The last increase in executive pay, from 2005 to 2006, is deceptive because the number of executives increased in the re-organization. This 2nd chart may be more helpful:

time period1 # of executives executive pay2 % change executive pay & top 5 employees3 % change
yr ending 9/30/2004 2 $419,296 -- $1,106,555 --
yr ending 9/30/2005 3 $782,403 86.60% $1,589,053 43.60%
yr ending 9/01/2006 11 $1,396,005 78.43% $1,715,740 7.97%

1 The overlapping time periods are shown as reported on the IRS 990 forms
2 Compensation for officers, directors, & trustees
3 Compensation for officers directors, trustees & top 5 employees

source: 990 Form filings for 2004, 2005, and 2006.