Compensation of Top Charity Executives in 2010: a Sampling
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The Navigators (Colorado Springs)
Mr. Treneer’s compensation includes a $21,467 housing allowance.
Mr. Nuenke’s compensation includes a $38,808 housing allowance.
Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana
(Trinity Broadcasting Network) (Calif.)
Michael Treneer, International President
William Nuenke, U.S. President
Paul F. Crouch, President
Young Life (Colorado Springs)
Janice Crouch, Vice President
Dennis Rydberg, President
Mr. Rydberg’s benefits include $21,334 in deferred compensation.
Catholic Charities USA (Alexandria, Va.)
The Rev. Snyder’s benefits include $29,099 in deferred compensation.
Goodwill Industries International (Rockville, Md.)
Larry Snyder, President
John S. Jackson, Chief Financial Officer
Jim Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer
Lutheran Services in America (Baltimore)
Steven E. Krotonsky, Chief Operating Officer
Jill Schumann, Chief Executive Officer
Edwin Futa, General Secretary
Peter Deberge, Chief Financial Officer
Terrence Shannon, Chief Executive Officer
Rick Fresia, Chief Financial Officer
Israel L. Gaither, National Commander*
Mr. Gibbons’s compensation includes a $40,000 bonus, and $23,998 for
use of a car. His benefits include $26,249 for retirement.
Mr. Krotonsky’s benefits include $22,105 for retirement.
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
St. Mary’s Food Bank (Phoenix)
Salvation Army (Alexandria, Va.)
__________, Director of Development
United Service Organizations (Arlington, Va.)
Sloan Gibson, President
Philip Parisi, Chief Financial Officer
Neil J. Nicoll, Chief Executive Officer
Kent Johnson, Chief Operating Officer
The Salvation Army calls pay to its top official an allowance that is paid to
Mr. Gaither and his wife. His benefits include a $30,072 housing allowance.
The organization does not disclose the name of its top fund raiser on its tax
form, as it is allowed to do by law since it is a religious charity.
Mr. Gibson’s compensation includes a $150,000 bonus.
Mr. Parisi’s compensation includes a $25,000 bonus.
Mr. Nicoll’s compensation includes $29,400 for retirement.
Mr. Johnson’s compensation includes $29,400 for retirement.
United Way of Central Indiana (Indianapolis) Ellen K. Annala, Chief Executive Officer
Dale DePoy, Senior Vice President, Operations
United Way of Central Ohio (Columbus)
Janet E. Jackson, President
Richard Carrick, Chief Operating Officer
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Robert Reifsnyder, President
Yvonne Gray Washington,
Executive Vice President
United Way of Greater Cleveland
K. Michael Benz, President 272,328
Kathleen Vorobel, Vice President 109,352
United Way of Greater Houston
United Way of King County (Seattle)
United Way of Miami-Dade
Anna M. Babin, Chief Executive Officer 282,027
Anne Neeson, Vice President of Donor Relations 207,860
Jonathan Fine, Chief Executive Officer 301,077
Mike Pete, Chief Operating Officer 158,204
Harve Mogul, Chief Executive Officer 411,319
Greater Twin Cities United Way (Minneapolis)
Claudia Grillo, Senior Vice President, Impact 216,759
Sarah Caruso, President 243,562
Lauren Segal, President*
United Way of New York City
Gordon Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
Elwanda Young, Chief Operating Officer
* No longer at the organization. † No longer holds position. n/a Not available.
Ms. Jackson’s benefits includes $64,151 in deferred compensation.
Mr. Carrick’s compensation includes $22,600 in deferred compensation.
Mr. Reifsnyder’s compensation includes a $27,500 bonus.
Mr. Fine’s compensation includes $22,537 for retirement.
Mr. Mogul’s benefits include $22,050 for retirement.
Executive Pay Median Increased 2% in 2010, Say Latest Chronicle Figures
By Noelle Barton
and Ben Gose
Most executives at the nation’s largest charities and
foundations do not earn nearly
as much money as their counterparts at large for-profit companies, but neither do they face
the wild swings in compensation that are common in the
In 2009 chief executives at
268 of the nation’s biggest charities and foundations received a
median pay increase of 0.7 percent, according to The Chronicle’s annual survey of executive
compensation and benefits. That
means half got a bigger increase
and half got less or no increase
As the economy has improved,
chief executives are doing bet-
ter. For the 128 organizations
in the survey that provided data
for 2010, the median increase in
compensation from 2009 to 2010
was 2 percent.
Incentive pay—a big factor in
the ups and downs of for-profit
executive compensation—is not
as volatile at nonprofits.
The portion of total pay for
charity and foundation leaders
that came through bonuses held
steady at a median of roughly
11 percent in 2008, 2009, and
2010, according to an analysis
by The Chronicle.
The steadiness of bonuses as
a percentage of pay is notewor-
thy given that some executives
failed to meet the standards re-
quired to earn a bonus and oth-
ers voluntarily declined bonus-
In 2010, median pay,
salary and bonus,
for nonprofit CEO’s
groups he advises provide incen-
tive pay for top executives, up
from about 10 percent in 1990.
Incentive plans can theoretical-
ly save charities money during
hard economic times, since the
executives are less likely to hit
the fund-raising and other fi-
nancial goals that leaders typ-
ically must meet to receive bo-
Some charity executives make
far more from bonuses and retirement benefits than they
earn in salary.
Steven M. Altschuler, chief
executive of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, earned a
salary of $948,293 in 2009 and
an identical amount as a bonus.
He also received more than $2-
million in benefits, primarily
deferred compensation that accrued over five years.
Children’s Hospital cited Dr.
Altschuler’s “exceptional” per-