Source salaries on the rise, topping $1 million for some fundraisers at top US charities
A new study of 280 nonprofits by the Washington-based Chronicle of Philanthropy shows nearly 30 top fundraisers have been earning more than $500,000 dollars, and at least two surpassed the $1 million dollar mark.
Anne McSweeney, campaign director at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, who was paid more than $1.2 million dollars and Susan Feagin, who was paid more than $1 million as the top fundraiser at New York’s Columbia University.
More than two dozen other fundraisers that year were paid between $500,000 and $1 million. Some of the top-paying institutions were Yeshiva University in New York, City of Hope medical center near Los Angeles and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Ken Berger, president of the nonprofit watchdog group Charity Navigator. said “a elite group of fundraisers that are in extremely high demand that are becoming millionaires while raising funds for a public charity that is supported by taxpayers.”