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TOP 25 COMPENSATION PACKAGES

The salary information below was calculated by adding the IRS Form 990 categories of “Compensation,” “Contributions to employee benefit plans,” and “Expense accounts and other allowances.” Not included are any benefits received but not reported in the charity’s IRS Form 990.

When information is given only on the national headquarters and the charity does not include its affiliates in its financial statements, “National Office” or “N.O.” appears after the group’s name.

This table was published in the Winter 2014-15 issue of the Charity Rating Guide & Watchdog Report.

NOTE: CharityWatch grades are not based on the salary ranges reported in the IRS Form 990. DUE TO DIFFERENCES IN THE WAY SALARIES MIGHT BE ALLOCATED, HIGH SALARIES DO NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE INEFFICIENCIES JUST AS LOW SALARIES ARE NOT ALWAYS A PLUS.

Name & Title Organization
Top Salary*
Abraham H. Foxman, National Director Anti-Defamation League & Foundation
$3,802,324
Includes $3,146,670 supplemental executive retirement plan.
Edwin Feulner, Jr., Past President Heritage Foundation
$2,702,687
Includes investment earnings of $1,656,230 accrued over a period of 33 years.
Philip H. Gutin, M.D., Chairman Attending Surgery, Neurosurgery Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
$2,645,233
Robert J. Mazzuca, Past Chief Scout Executive Boy Scouts of America - N.O.
$1,921,979
Includes 457(f) supplemental retirement plan of $655,542.
Michael Aiona, M.D., Chief of Staff
Shriners Hospitals for Children
$1,758,081
Includes $1,300,531 retirement and other deferred compensation.
Michael Friedman, M.D., CEO/Past President
City of Hope
$1,689,543
Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D., President/CEO Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund
$1,420,202
Enrique Ferraro, Managing Director, Accion Investments Management Company Accion International
$1,233,192
Includes $1,041,107 incentive compensation, of which most was awarded by Accion International Management Company for ten years of fund management.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President/CEO International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
$1,203,690
Includes $602,397 supplemental non-qualified retirement plan.
Nancy Brown, CEO American Heart Association
$1,097,203
Brian Gallagher, President/CEO United Way Worldwide
$1,026,017
Jonathan W. Simons, M.D., President/CEO Prostate Cancer Foundation
$1,012,143
Steven E. Sanderson, Past President/CEO Wildlife Conservation Society
$1,007,809
Michael L. Lomax, President/CEO UNCF/The College Fund
$998,735
Harry Johns, President/CEO Alzheimer's Association - N.O.
$980,804
Includes $211,509 vested non-qualified retirement benefit.
William E. Evans, Director/CEO St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/ALSAC
$977,444
Wayne LaPierre, CEO & Executive VP/Ex-Officio National Rifle Association & Foundation, respectively
$974,867
William R. Brody, M.D., President Salk Institute for Biological Studies
$971,543
Larry R. Blum, Past COO Hadassah
$954,861
Includes $731,356 two years' severance pay.
Robert J. Beall, President/CEO Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
$916,100
Scott A. Blackmun, CEO United States Olympic Committee
$885,131
David Harris, Executive Director American Jewish Committee
$859,333
James E. Williams, Jr., President/CEO Easter Seals - N.O.
$837,120
John R. Seffrin, CEO American Cancer Society
$832,355
Rabbi Marvin Hier, President/CEO Simon Wiesenthal Center
$804,770

* Includes "Compensation," "Contributions to employee benefit plans," "Expense accounts and other allowances," and deferred compensation earned in reporting year, as reported to the IRS. Compensation of medical professionals may include fees for patient care in addition to salary.

 
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