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Q: JFK Salary to Which Charities? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: JFK Salary to Which Charities?
Category: Relationships and Society > Government
Asked by: rwmccauley-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 22 Dec 2003 19:24 PST
Expires: 21 Jan 2004 19:24 PST
Question ID: 289629
John F. Kennedy reportedly contributed his presidential salary to
charity. Which one or ones?
Subject: Re: JFK Salary to Which Charities?
Answered By: juggler-ga on 22 Dec 2003 20:32 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

"A millionaire by age twenty-one, Kennedy was our wealthiest
President. The only President besides George Washington to decline his
salary, he donated his to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the United
Negro College Fund and Jewish organizations."
Page 67
"Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)"
by Kathleen Krull, read using the "search inside" feature at

"His $100,000 salary as President was being divided, after taxes,
among two dozen charities, including the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of
America, the United Negro College Fund, and the Federation of Jewish
Philanthropies. The schedule of contributions was worked out each year
during a short money meeting Kennedy had with a family accountant
named Thomas Walsh."
Page 428
by Richard Reeves, read using the "search inside" feature at

"He donated his entire presidential salary of $100,000 to charity,
ranging from hospitals to the Boy and Girl Scouts, to Jewish
philanthropies and retarded children's associations. In 1962, however,
he chose to make what were clearly strategically political
contributions with his private funds?the United Negro College Fund and
the Cuban Families Committee."
Page 95
"The Kennedy White House : Family Life and Pictures, 1961-1963"
by Carl Sferrazza Anthony, read using the "search inside" feature at


search strategy: search inside: 
kennedy, donated, salary
kennedy, salary, "girl scouts"

I hope this helps.
rwmccauley-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Nice! I appreciate the good and prompt answers. The question
originated from  watching West Wing re-runs on Bravo. :)

As often happens, the more valuable thing to me is getting the search
stratehy -- I'll know to spend some time with Amazon's "search inside"
on future knowledge searches.

Thank you!

Subject: Re: JFK Salary to Which Charities?
From: juggler-ga on 23 Dec 2003 07:21 PST
Thank you for the tip.

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