Komen sees big drop in contributions after dispute

“Komen sees big drop in contributions after dispute.” by Jamie Stengle, Associated Press, SFGate.

DALLAS (AP) — Susan G. Komen for the Cure saw a 22 percent drop in contributions in the year following the controversy over its decision, quickly reversed, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings.

Citing audited financial statements posted on its website this week, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer charity said contributions — including donations and corporate sponsorships — dropped from about $164 million from the fiscal year ending in March 2012 to $128 million in the year ending March 2013.

It was announced in the summer of 2013 that Dr. Judith A. Salerno would replace [Komen Founder Nancy Brinker] as CEO. Salerno was formerly executive director and chief operating officer of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Brinker’s annual salary for her new role is $390,000, down from $548,700 in 2012. Salerno, named president and CEO in June, has a salary of $475,000.

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