The year the Motion Picture and Television Fund announced the closure of its hospital and long-term care facility, the nonprofit improved its financial picture, IRS filings show.
In 2009 -- the most recent year for which tax returns are available -- the MPTF's revenue increased by $6 million over the previous year, according to public records obtained by TheWrap. Its losses fell from $15 million to $2 million, and its salaries went up by $2.88 million.
Meanwhile, its CEO, Dr. David Tillman, received total compensation of $918,218 (actually about $14,000 less than he received the previous year). The fund cut the grants it paid out by about a half-million dollars, from $2.06 million to $1.54 million.
And Tillman announced a plan to shutter its long-term care facility. The decision caused an uproar in the MPTF, and the resulting controversy uncovered mismanagement, ineptitude and heartache that culminated in Tillman's resignation. (Above: Tillman makes "World's Worst" on "Countdown With Keith Olbermann.)
After two tumultuous years, the decision was rescinded on Feb. 23.
IRS filings show that the MPTF's revenue was $100,501,976 in 2008 and $106,268,394 in 2009 -- the most recent year for which tax returns are available.
(Read the filings here.)
The documents show that the fund had $2.88 million in total fundraising expenses, including $178,000 in professional fundraising fees -- $44,002 more than it spent on such fees the previous year.
CFO Frank Guarrera received $679,160 and COO Seth Ellis received $408,739. VP professional services Susan Poprock was paid a total of $306,368, director of pharmacy services Julia Kyle received $166,991.
Neal Cutler, executive director of the fund's Center on Aging, got $229,639. Jackie Mottola, quality assurance director, received $194,320. Joyce Chavez, administrative director, received $182,379. Sandra Danburg, administrative director, ambulatory, received $190,615.
Bob Beitcher (pictured, above), Tillman's replacement at the fund, spoke briefly to TheWrap Monday. He did not have the tax returns in front of him and said he'd call back once he had the documents, which he said were readily available.
Beitcher did not return several follow-up calls. His assistant said that Beitcher was in meetings for the rest of the day and that he would call on Tuesday.