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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 2013 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*
Peter T. Scardino, M.D., Chairman Attending Surgery, Department of Surgery Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
$2,207,147
Michael Friedman, M.D., CEO City of Hope
$1,434,148
Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D., President/CEO
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund
$1,406,429
Kenneth Guidera, Chief Medical Officer
Shriners Hospitals for Children
$1,374,996
Includes $939,936 retirement and other deferred compensation.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President/CEO International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
$1,203,690
Includes $602,397 supplemental non-qualified retirement plan.
Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., Past President Heritage Foundation
$1,172,321
Steven E. Sanderson, Past President/CEO Wildlife Conservation Society
$1,163,666

Jonathan W. Simons, M.D., President/CEO

Prostate Cancer Foundation
$1,123,097
Robert J. Beall, President/CEO Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
$1,073,725
Brian Gallagher, President/CEO United Way Worldwide
$1,035,347
Harry Johns, President/CEO Alzheimer's Association - N.O.
$996,824
Includes $393,218 retirement and other deferred compensation.
Robert J. Mazzuca, Past Chief Scout Executive Boy Scouts of America - N.O.
$987,412
Wayne LaPierre, CEO & Executive VP/Ex-Officio National Rifle Association & Foundation, respectively
$972,000
Scott A. Blackmun, CEO United States Olympic Committee
$965,359
William R. Brody, M.D., President Salk Institute for Biological Studies
$946,823
William E. Evans, Director/CEO St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/ALSAC
$939,979
Christopher DeMuth, Past Senior Fellow American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
$925,950
Includes $500,000 severance and $606,075 supplemental non-qualified retirement plan, and excludes $550,572 earned in prior years.
M. Kathryn Cloninger, Past CEO Girl Scouts of the USA - N.O.
$887,209
Nancy A. Brown, CEO American Heart Association
$843,779
David Harris, Executive Director American Jewish Committee
$842,419
John R. Seffrin, CEO American Cancer Society
$832,355
Larry Jones, Past CEO Feed the Children/Americans Feeding Americans
$800,000
$800,000 severance to fired founder.
James E. Williams, Jr., President/CEO Easter Seals
$796,501
Rabbi Marvin Hier, President/CEO Simon Wiesenthal Center
$790,954
Michael L. Lomax, President/CEO UNCF/The College Fund
$773,693

* 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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