Stolen Trailer This Time From Special Olympics Over 4,000 Dollars Poof....Gone! In 30 Seconds
Do They Care? We Advise them and let's see what they do......Will They Do nothing just like the CEO of The Boy Scouts?
The CEO of Special Olympics makes
J. Brady Lum is a full-time employee of Special Olympics International (SOI), serving as its president and chief operating officer (COO). He even signs off on the organization’s tax form. But, The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Ga., pays him and the compensation apparently is as secret as the formula for Coke.
The Washington, D.C.-headquartered organization’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990 provides the compensation of more than a dozen SOI executives, including that of Tim Shriver, the president and chief executive officer (CEO). At first glance, it would appear Lum is paid nothing, however, in the accompanying tax form notes it is made clear he is “compensated by The Coca-Cola Company for his services provided to SOI.”
Shriver earned total compensation of $220,162, including base compensation of $199,675. Several other executives listed on the 2010 Form 990 — the most recent available — earned more but most ranged between $160,000 and $280,000.
Kirsten Seckler, vice president, branding and communications for SOI, said she was unaware of any other nonprofits that have similar arrangements with any of their executives. “It is unique but we are transparent,” she said.
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Special Olympics employees earn $50,000 annually on average, or $24 per hour, which is 20% lower than the national salary average of $61,000 per year. According to our data, the highest paying job at Special Olympics is a CIO at $170,000 annually while the lowest paying job at Special Olympics is a Special Olympics Volunteer at $40,000 annually.
By Emilie Ikeda, FOX 5 News
Posted Apr 26 2019 10:00PM EDT
Video Posted Apr 26 2019 10:01PM EDT
Updated Apr 28 2019 01:17PM EDT
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Some of the most heartwarming work in Henry County stems from its Special Olympics organization, so it really makes people's blood boil when that group is hit by crime.
Two of the volunteers, Terry and Rita Brooks, told FOX 5 News their trailer, used to bring hot food to Special Olympics events in the area, was stolen Thursday afternoon.
Their daughter told Henry County Police a white male with brown hair and tattoos knocked on her family's front door Thursday afternoon. She did not answer it because she didn't recognize him. A few minutes later, according to the police report, she watched the man drive a white SUV away with the trailer attached.
Between the trailer itself and the items inside from a church garage sale, the Brooks family is looking at about $3,500 in losses.
Rita Brooks emotionally told FOX 5 News that the victims of this theft go beyond her family. When asked, "Who are the victims," Brooks tearfully replied, "The hundreds of special needs [kids and adults] in Henry County."
Brenda Chamlee, whose daughter is a Special Olympics athlete, shared some strong words for the culprit.
"Just count your blessings, be kind to people and quit taking what's not yours," Chamlee said.
The family is urging people to keep their eyes peeled for the white trailer marked with Henry County Special Olympics and Bull Dogs decals.
This comes on the heels of another trailer reportedly stolen in Henry County. Thomas Boswell of Advanced Services said his trailer, which is frequently used for charity work, disappeared on Easter weekend.
Police acknowledged the strong coincidence.
"It very well could be connected, we just don't have that information right now," Sgt. John Davis said.
Investigators are asking people with any information on the whereabouts of the trailer or suspect to contact the Henry County Police Department.
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