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Goodwill husband-wife team paid nearly $800,000

Published On: Feb 10 2013 02:59:41 PM CST
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DURHAM, N.C. -

The married couple that runs dozens of Goodwill secondhand stores stretching from Durham to Jacksonville is taking home a combined compensation of nearly $800,000, a sum raising eyebrows for a nonprofit that sells donated clothing and books.
    
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/122G6al ) that Goodwill Community Foundation president Dennis McLain is paid $430,000 a year in salary and benefits. Human resources consulting firm Total Compensation Solutions of Armonk, N.Y. says the average compensation for a nonprofit CEO in the Southeast is $252,000.
    
His wife Linda is Goodwill's executive vice president and brings home $365,000.
    
Their compensation rose 20 percent since 2008.
    
Dennis McLain declined to comment. He is working for Goodwill overseas. Spokeswoman Jenny Martin said she did not know in which country.

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