Education Minnesota’s Finances

Education Minnesota was flush with cash in 2014 – so much so that it sent $100,000 to Minnesota 2020, a “progressive, new media, non-partisan think tank” that went under almost immediately after.

Total membership – 88,571, up 450 members

Total revenue – $31.3 million (89% came from member dues), up $793,000

Surplus – $3.2 million

Net assets – $29.7 million

Total staff – 188

Staff salaries and benefits – $18.8 million

Highest paid employee – Karl Aaro, executive director – $170,628 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Westmoreland Flint (media product) – $984,218

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