A few facts about PEN American Center from their 2007 form 990. (PEN is listed as a public charity.)
This charity's total giving amounted to
$285,150. (Much of it to successful authors.)
This figure is dwarfed by PEN's total compensation for officers and staff of
This includes for Michael Roberts, compensation of:
It turns out the bulk of the "public charity" PEN doles out goes to itself!
NOTE: Michael Welch is listed as Finance Director. His role presumably is to give valuable financial advice. One thinks he could advise PEN to eliminate his position, which alone would save a substantial financial amount.
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