Compensation Survey: Nonprofit CEOs Won 3% Raises Last Year; Ruskay Gets $2.6m Supplemental Retirement Plan

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Heads of Big Nonprofits Won 3% Raises Last Year

Chief executives at the nation’s biggest charities and foundations received a median salary increase of 3.1 percent in 2012, according to The Chronicle’s annual compensation survey.

… While the list does not necessarily show the highest-paid people in the nonprofit world, it does show what the wealthiest groups pay their executives. At the top of the list was John Ruskay, head of United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, who received $3.1-million. The bulk of that pay is from $2.6-million in a supplemental retirement plan. He has received half that sum and will get the rest when he retires next year. He has helped the organization raise $2.9-billion since 1999.