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Q: Who is the president of the American Red Cross and what is their annual salary?

A: Marsha J. Evans became president and chief executive officer of the American Red Cross in 2002, according to information on the Red Cross website. Her base salary is $450,000, according to www.give.org, the website of the BBB (Better Business Bureau) Wise Giving Alliance. The alliance reports on nationally soliciting charitable organizations that are the subject of donor inquiries. These reports include an evaluation of the subject charity in relation to the voluntary BBB charity standards. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers guidance to donors on making informed giving decisions through our charity evaluations, various "tips" publications, and publishes the quarterly Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide.

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