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Yarmuth Donates Salary For 4th Straight Year

January 31st, 2011 by jake · 9 Comments

Congressman John Yarmuth is donating his entire congressional salary for the fourth year in a row.

Below are the organizations which will benefit from the funds:

  • Binet School
  • Boys Haven
  • Bridgehaven
  • Brooklawn
  • Carriage House Education Services
  • Center for Women & Families
  • Committee for Fairness and Individual Rights
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Easter Seals of Louisville
  • Elderserve
  • Family Scholar House
  • Home of the Innocents
  • International Contemporary Art Foundation
  • Jewish Community Louisville
  • Kentucky Commission on Women Foundation
  • Louisville Free Public Library Foundation
  • Louisville Fund for the Arts
  • Louisville Orchestra
  • Louisville Urban League
  • Louisville Zoo
  • Metro United Way of Louisville
  • NAACP – Louisville Branch
  • Simmons College of Kentucky
  • STAR Autism Treatment Program – UofL
  • The Jewish Community Center
  • Volunteers of America – Kentucky
  • WellSpring/Schizophrenia Foundation

“We are very fortunate to have so many charities and organizations dedicated to improving our city and supporting individuals and families in need,” said Congressman Yarmuth. “At a time when the programs that provide assistance to these groups are facing drastic funding cuts, I am proud to be able to offer some support to the organizations that play such a key role in strengthening our community.”

Tags: Charity · Congress · John Yarmuth

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 FurloughRichie'sstache // Jan 31, 2011 at 11:45 am

    A class act. Wish more of our leaders would do this. Is there a link or press release from the Congressman talking about this?

  • 2 jtt // Jan 31, 2011 at 11:58 am

    But he can, actually, afford to do so. It may be a surprise to learn that most aren’t independently wealthy.

  • 3 ct // Jan 31, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Having a daughter with Autism, I especially appreciate John’s gifts to the Carriage House and STAR.

  • 4 James R. // Jan 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    John Yarmuth is one of the few in Washington who understands what public service is really about. Not all politicians are independently wealthy, but very few depend on the salary to pay the bills thats for sure.
    It is nice to see someone who really cares about the plight of others in todays world.
    John walks the walk. He is not like many who are just all talk. I continue to be impressed with Congressman Yarmuth and his character.

  • 5 tbrauch // Jan 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    It may be a surprise to learn that most aren’t independently wealthy.

    Most who? I think Mitchy’s wife might have a dollar or two in family assets.

  • 6 jake // Jan 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Furlough: You’re reading it above, essentially.

  • 7 Gordon Garrett // Jan 31, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Very Admirable, more politicians should follow his lead.

  • 8 TRANSPLANTED TO KENTUCKY // Jan 31, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    That’s why we love John Yarmuth!!!!! Louisville has a few nice things and he is definitely one of them!!!!

  • 9 ddoe // Feb 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    There are 261 millionaires in Congress, who in 2009 had a median wealth that reached $911,510.