on a number of factors.
America Gives Back--(formerly known as)
Charity Projects Entertainment Fund--(formerly known as)
Flying Start Fund
Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund
Jack Black Fund for Kids
Red Nose Day
Ratings & Metrics
Governance & Transparency
|2||Rick Scott||VP, Grant & Charity Partners||$218,713|
|3||Mary Corigliano||VP, Corporate Partnerships||$184,303|
Name: Janet Scardino
Name: Rick Scott
Title: VP, Grant & Charity Partners
Name: Mary Corigliano
Title: VP, Corporate Partnerships
|According to the Comic Relief (CR, Inc.) 2017 tax filing, CR, Inc. reports re: Compensation Information:
Regarding severance payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 4A):
"The VP of Marketing, Meagan Kirkpatrick, received a severance payment in calendar year 2017; this amount has been reported in Schedule J, Part II, Column (B)(iii) ['Other reportable compensation']" (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III).
CR, Inc. reports that Meagan Kirkpatrick, "VP Marketing (thru 8/2017)," received total compensation in 2017 of $166,816, consisting of $132,284 in "Base compensation," $24,000 in "Other reportable compensation," and $10,532 in "Nontaxable benefits" (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).
Regarding nonfixed payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 7):
"Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Mary Corigliano, received a bonus in calendar year 2017 upon promotion. This bonus was authorized and approved by Comic Relief's Executive Director" (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III).
CR, Inc. reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" in the amount of $15,000 paid to Mary Corigliano, which is included in her reported total compensation of $184,303 in 2017 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).
|According to the Comic Relief (CR, Inc.) audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 1, Description of the Organization and Its Activities):
"During 2014, CR, Inc. established the Flying Start Fund (the 'Fund') to receive donations made through the fundraising activities of British Airways staff and the public. The funds raised are to be used in furtherance of the Fund's objectives jointly agreed between CR, Inc. and British Airways. CR, Inc. retains ultimate discretion and control over the use and expenditure of the monies contributed to the Fund.
"In the summer of 2014, Comic Relief UK, a charity registered in the United Kingdom ('UK')...agreed to Heads of Terms with NBC Universal for the production of a Red Nose Day telethon to be broadcast on May 21, 2015. The telethon was modelled [sic] on the successful operation of Red Nose Day over the past 25 years in the UK. CR, Inc. entered into a license agreement with Comic Relief UK for the use of the trademarks and the provision of knowhow whereby CR, Inc. managed the campaign and the relationship with NBC Universal and other corporate and non-profit partners. The proceeds of the event were received by CR, Inc. and CR, Inc. is responsible for the disbursement of the funds including grants to charitable organizations. Given the success of the telethon in years 2016 and 2017, the license was extended once again for 2018, with the telethon to be held on May 24, 2018.
"In September 2017, CR, Inc. was approached by Silent Content Ventures, LLC ('SCV') to assist with Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief benefit. CR, Inc.'s role in the benefit was to manage campaign fundraising and grant making. This was to be done by receiving donations into a Hurricane Relief fund, advising SCV regarding donor solicitations and communications and managing platforms, receiving donations, grant making and monitoring of grants."
|According to the Comic Relief (CR, Inc.) audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 6, Contributed Services), CR, Inc. reports receiving in-kind contributed services in 2017 on which it placed a total value of $326,382. The contributed services consisted of $198,098 in donated legal fees and $128,284 in donated office space and support in New York City.
In addition, the audit notes: "CR, Inc. received contributed services from NBC Universal to carry out a national fundraising and awareness raising campaign including a television special to be broadcast related to Red Nose Day 2017... The amount contributed could not be readily determined and valued."
[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]
|According to the Comic Relief (CR, Inc.) audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 4, Concentration of Credit Risk):
"CR, Inc.'s contribution revenue is primarily generated from donors. For the year ended December 31, 2017, approximately 22% of contribution revenue was received from one donor. For the year ended December 31, 2016, approximately 73% of contribution revenue was received form two donors."
|According to the Comic Relief (CR, Inc.) audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 5, Related Party Transactions):
"CR, Inc. incurred legal expenses with a firm, wherein a Board member is a partner. During the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, the total expenses incurred were $270,368 and $141,609, respectively."
"CR, Inc. received operation support from Comic Relief UK in the form of payment and process of expenses throughout the year. ... For the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, Comic Relief UK charged CR, Inc. $210,066 and $408,837, respectively, for reimbursement of invoices processed on CR, Inc.'s behalf."