Re: Executive Salaries List
Michael Derleth (michael_derleth@ELI.NET)
Mon, 21 Sep 1998 13:27:30 -0700
Let's look at the list from the AP newswire. Remember that the list d=
not include -all- charities, and I would suspect charities included i=
each category are somewhat up to the publishers. As some have already
pointed out, the BSA competes against all of these groups, and more, =
our leadership. This is not meant to defend or defame, simply to prom=
complete disclosure for the rest of the debate.
By the Chronicle's categories, here were the highest-paid leaders:
=97Private foundations: Harold M. Williams, who was president of the=
Paul Getty Trust of Los Angeles: $619,621 in pay plus $345,856 worth=
benefits and $11,588 for expenses. He has since left the foundation.
=97Arts organizations: Leonard Slatkin, music director of the Nation=
Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in
Washington: $1,071,667 in pay plus $8,333 in benefits.
=97Colleges and universities: Cornell's Isom, followed by James Grif=
professor of reproductive endocrinology at New York University:
$1,616,879 plus $20,829 in benefits.
=97Education groups: Richard M. Krasno, president of the Institute o=
International Education in New York: $258,753 plus $15,200 in benefi=
He is no longer there.
=97Environmental and animal-related groups: Matthew B. Connolly Jr.,
executive vice president, Ducks Unlimited of Memphis, Tenn.: $263,35=
plus $11,566 in expenses. The value of the benefits he received, if
was not available.
=97Health charities: Robert J. Beall, CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Foundatio=
Bethesda, Md.: $337,390, plus $33,985 in benefits.
=97Hospitals: John W. Rowe, president, Mount Sinai Medical Center, N=
York City: $1,163,875 plus $216,250 in benefits.
=97Human services groups: Paul Grogan, president, Local Initiatives
Support Corp.: $323,429. The value of his benefits, if any, was not
available. Sheryl Weinstein, the former chief financial director of
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, received
$545,767 in compensation for 10 months in 1997, but that included
$300,000 in severance pay plus $112,700 in vacation pay.
=97International relief and development groups: Peter D. Bell, presi=
CARE of Atlanta: $256,845 plus $28,853 in benefits. Philip Johnson,
president of the CARE Foundation, received $395,140 in compensation
plus $30,985 in benefits, but his compensation included $179,355 in
retirement payments, $120,943 in accrued vacation pay, $49,752 in
pension contributions and $45,090 in consultant fees.
=97Jewish federations: Stephen D. Solender, executive vice president
United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York=
$333,950 plus $18,942 in benefits and $3,303 in expenses.
=97Libraries and museums: Yoel Levi, conductor of the symphony of th=
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center of Atlanta: $537,817 plus $9,605 in
benefits and $3,019 in expenses.
=97Public affairs groups: Edwin J. Feulner Jr., CEO, Heritage Founda=
Washington: $437,050, including a $202,050 bonus, plus benefits of
$51,163 and expenses of $3,164.
=97Youth groups: Jere Ratcliffe, chief scout executive, Boy Scouts o=
America, Irving, Texas: $344,653 in compensation, including car
and life insurance premiums, plus $134,820 in benefits, which includ=
$125,655 in deferred retirement benefits.
=97United Ways: Ralph Dickerson Jr., president, United Way of New Yo=
City: $286,299 plus $45,551 in benefits.
=97Miscellaneous organizations: Richard D. Schultz, executive direct=
United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, Colo.: $478,140 p=
$110,000 in deferred compensation benefits.
=97Public broadcasting: George Page, director of science programming=
WNET-Educational Broadcasting Corp. of New York: $306,771 plus
$44,653 in benefits.
=97Religious groups that report finances publicly: Eugene B. Habecke=
president, American Bible Society of New York: $180,000 plus $45,463=
=97Community foundations: Lorie A. Slutsky, president of the New Yor=
Community Trust: $338,000 plus $103,574 in benefits.
The surveyed non-profits were drawn from the Chronicle's annual list=
organizations that raise the most in donations plus the 20 private
foundations with the most assets. The survey does not cover some
religious groups, which are not required to report their finances
And it is possible, the Chronicle noted, that some smaller non-profi=
their leaders more than those on the list of the 400 largest.
Michael Derleth MDerleth@ELI.NET
ASM T14 Vancouver, WA
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