Gary Snyder, author author of “Nonprofits: On the Brink,” writes that: “The charitable sector is struggling to keep the public’s confidence because it lacks good governance, financial accountability, transparency and provisions against conflicts of interests. It mirrors the attributes — greed, arrogance and outrageous corporate behavior — assigned to the for-profit sector. Angel Food Ministries is an example.”
Angel Food “may be fulfilling its mission by delivering food, but it is not delivering on credibility,” he writes.
W. Joseph Wingo, CEO of Angel Food Ministries, argues: “At the helm of this ministry is a fairly compensated CEO. My idea to help people grew with 17-hour workdays over 15 years, five of which were wholly unpaid. An independent compensation study in April 2008 determined that my salary and compensation ‘falls within a reasonable range of competitive practices for like positions among like organizations providing like services and is therefore reasonable.’ ”