Dem Candidate’s Compensation at Nonprofit Increased 86 Percent, Despite Several Years of Deficits

Washington Free Beacon | 10/16/2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne Follow @@Cam_Cawthorne

Kara Eastman, the progressive Democratic candidate in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, received an 86 percent increase in total compensation for her work at Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance between 2008 and 2016. The increased pay came despite the nonprofit recording hundreds of thousands of dollars in deficits during five of those eight fiscal years.

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Eastman started OHKA in 2006 and has served as the president and CEO through present day, although she began a leave of absence in March 2018 to focus on her congressional campaign. She has however retained her position as president and CEO of the organization, stating on May 1 that she was "personally responsible for raising the money to make payroll deadlines."

The Democratic candidate has often touted her nonprofit for serving over 4,000 Nebraska families and being a "nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit," but she doesn't mention her increased annual pay, which came despite the company running a deficit for 55 percent of her tenure, according to financial filings obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

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OHKA did not run a deficit in the fiscal years 2006, 2009, and from 2010 to 2012. However, the nonprofit ran deficits as low as $151,865 in 2008 and as high as $553,658 in 2014. Other deficits include $466,495 in 2013, $553,320 in 2015, and $457,064 in 2016.

From 2007 to 2016, OHKA spent over 50 percent of...
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