UPDATE FROM CBS NEWS REPORT
Wounded Warrior Project accused of wasting donation money
January 26, 2016
For example, Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust spends 96 percent of its budget on vets. Fisher House devotes 91 percent. But according to public records reported by "Charity Navigator," the Wounded Warrior Project spends 60 percent on vets.
About 500 staff members attended the four-day conference in Colorado. The price tag? About $3 million.
"Donors don't want you to have a $2,500 bar tab. Donors don't want you to fly every staff member once a year to some five-star resort and whoop it up and call it team building," said Millette.
CBS This Morning
Ex-employee: Wounded Warrior Project conduct "makes me sick"
Oh, gee, so much not a shock. If this surprises you then you haven't been paying attention. BTW look up their donations to colleges.
Report: Wounded Warrior Project spent millions on lavish ‘team building’ gatheringsgo to Laura Rauch Photography for the names of the real Marines in the image that may ring a bell.
Published: January 27, 2016
One former serviceman who returned from Iraq with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, told CBS News he witnessed large amounts of spending on staff. It included “team building” gatherings at a “a lavish hotel at the beach.”
The Wounded Warrior Project, a well-known charity for veterans, has been providing less services in recent years while spending millions of dollars on lavish “team building” conventions, according to a television report.
According to CBS News, the charity has placed an increased emphasis on fundraising — receiving more than $300 billion in donations in 2014 — but, according, public records reported by Charity Navigator, has spent only 60 percent on veterans services.
For the report, CBS News spoke to more than 40 former employees of the charity who said spending was “out of control.”
According to the charity’s tax forms, spending on conferences and meetings went from $1.7 million in 2010, to $26 million in 2014, the report said. That’s about the same amount the group spends on combat stress recovery — its top program.
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