Saturday, May 06, 2017

Tax document: Bright Futures USA $115,000 in hole, Huff receives nearly $50K for consulting

Webb City, East Newton, and McDonald County dropped their Bright Futures affiliations after the organization decided to hire former Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff as a consultant.

After that decision was made, Webb City R-7 Superintendent Tony Rossetti resigned from the Bright Futures USA Board.

It appears Rossetti had good reason to be concerned.

During the first year of having C. J. Huff as a consultant, between July 1 2015, and June 30, 2016, Bright Futures USA spent $115,935 more than it took in, including Huff's $49,728 in consulting fees.

Bright Futures USA Executive Director Kim Vann, formerly Huff's right hand in R-8 Administration, received $88,269.

Ironically, Bright Futures USA's Form 990 describes the payments to Huff as being for "consulting work, grant writing, training and presentation," with much of that work designed to bring money into the organization.

BFUSA reported $225,543 in revenue, while spending $341,478, or $115,935 more than it took in.

At the beginning of the tax period, BFUSA had $208,495. At the end, it had only $92,560.

During the period covered by the Form 990, Joplin R-8 taxpayers were also paying Huff his regular superintendent salary of nearly $180,000, though he was no longer working for the district, and an additional $50,000 in consulting fees, which turned out to be his help in dealing with lawsuits his administration had caused for the district.


Anonymous said...

Who cares, a marginal non-profit going defunct. The donors will have their reckoning.

Anonymous said...

Who cares? He got a nice consulting fee from Bright Futures while also taking in 230 k from the district. The district paid him with money collected from all of us, through property and income taxes.
Who cares? We all should.

Anonymous said...

Seems like easy work that pays well.

Are they still hiring?

Or do you have to know someone to get on that tit?