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March 20, 2019

Executive Compensation at World Vision (2017)

by Anne Paddock

World Vision, Inc (World Vision) – a Christian humanitarian organization – based out of Federal Washington – is one of the largest and most recognized non-profits in the country. In 2017, World Vision raised more than $1 billion (as they did in 2016) and awarded $762 million in grants, $706 million of which was to overseas organizations, governments, and individuals.  With a $205 million endowment, World Vision has the resources to make a difference.

In 2017, World Vision had 1,133 employees who were compensated $101 million, which equates to an average compensation of $89,000. 202 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 18 most highly compensated individuals were:

  • $534,505:  Richard E Stearns, President
  • $382,908:  Edgar Sandavol, COO
  • $282,078:  Kent Hills, Sr, VP International Programs
  • $261,058:  Christopher Glynn, Sr VP, Transform Engagement
  • $250,848:  William Randolph, CIO/CAO
  • $234,586:  John Daggett, Treasury Director
  • $232,395:  Steve McFarland, Acting Asst Secretary (Oct-Jan), VP, Chief Legal Officer
  • $231,948:  Kathleen Evans, VP Strategy Integration
  • $230,806:  Cheryl Jereczek, VP Philanthropy
  • $228,489:  Christine Talbot, SVP, Human Resources
  • $222,915:  Doug Risser, Global Fin Process Owner, part year
  • $221,031:  Sammy Jackson, Sr Executive Director, Philanthropy
  • $215,328:  Lana Reda, VP Customer Product Market
  • $213,785:  Joan Mussa, Exec Director, Public Engagement
  • $206,582:  Gregory Allgood, Chief Development Officer
  • $200,816:  Wendy Pinero-DePencier, VP Brand and Campaign
  • $177,161:  Jennifer Brenner, Asst Treasurer, Acting CFO (Oct)/Controller
  • $147,728:  Lawrence K Probus, Former CFO/Sr VP Strategy Solutions

Of the 18 individuals listed above, 11 are male (61%) while 7 are female (39%). Of the ten most highly compensated individuals, 7 are male followed by 3 females.

The 990 also reports the organization paid for travel for companions, housing allowance or residence for personal use, and personal services (i.e. maid, chauffeur, chef). For additional information, see Schedule J, Part III of the 990 (link is below at the end of the post).

The 5 most highly compensated independent contractors were:

  • $10,335,339:  Russ Reid Company of Pasadena, California for marketing
  • $ 4,841,000:  Premier Productions, Inc. of High Point, North Carolina for marketing
  • $ 4,709,215:  Kaye Smith Business Graphics of Renton, Washington for marketing
  • $3,099,852:  Assembly of New York, New York for marketing
  • $ 2,735,500:  Kixin International Co of Hong Kong for shipping services

In total, 84 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in total compensation.

To read the IRS Form 990 (2016) for the year ending September 30, 2017, click here.

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