Executive Salaries in Charities

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.

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.

Name & Title Organization
Top Salary*
Abraham H. Foxman, National Director Anti-Defamation League & Foundation
Includes $3,146,670 supplemental executive retirement plan.
Edwin Feulner, Jr., Past President Heritage Foundation
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
Robert J. Mazzuca, Past Chief Scout Executive Boy Scouts of America – N.O.
Includes 457(f) supplemental retirement plan of $655,542.
Michael Aiona, M.D., Chief of Staff
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Includes $1,300,531 retirement and other deferred compensation.
Michael Friedman, M.D., CEO/Past President
City of Hope
Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D., President/CEO Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund
Enrique Ferraro, Managing Director, Accion Investments Management Company Accion International
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
Includes $602,397 supplemental non-qualified retirement plan.
Nancy Brown, CEO American Heart Association
Brian Gallagher, President/CEO United Way Worldwide
Jonathan W. Simons, M.D., President/CEO Prostate Cancer Foundation
Steven E. Sanderson, Past President/CEO Wildlife Conservation Society
Michael L. Lomax, President/CEO UNCF/The College Fund
Harry Johns, President/CEO Alzheimer’s Association – N.O.
Includes $211,509 vested non-qualified retirement benefit.
William E. Evans, Director/CEO St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/ALSAC
Wayne LaPierre, CEO & Executive VP/Ex-Officio National Rifle Association & Foundation, respectively
William R. Brody, M.D., President Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Larry R. Blum, Past COO Hadassah
Includes $731,356 two years’ severance pay.
Robert J. Beall, President/CEO Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Scott A. Blackmun, CEO United States Olympic Committee
David Harris, Executive Director American Jewish Committee
James E. Williams, Jr., President/CEO Easter Seals – N.O.
John R. Seffrin, CEO American Cancer Society
Rabbi Marvin Hier, President/CEO Simon Wiesenthal Center

* 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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