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April 9, 2019


Executive Salaries at UNICEF (2017)

by Anne Paddock

UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) was established by the United Nations more than 70 years ago and is headquartered in New York City although there are UNICEF offices throughout the world.

In the most simple terms, the United States Fund for UNICEF (USF UNICEF) raised $474 million, of which $370 million ($78 out of every $100) was used for grants and other assistance to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals. The remaining revenue ($104 million) was spent on employee compensation ($31.5 million), payments to affiliates ($29 million), printing, postage, shipping, advertising, promotion, and mailing lists ($23 million), fees for services – fundraising, management, and program – ($13 million), and office-related expenses ($7.5 million).

In 2017, the USF UNICEF employed 320 individuals and spent $31.5 million on compensation which equates to about $98,500 per individual. However, 51 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 13 most highly compensated listed as follows:

  • $652,425:  Caryl M Stern, President, CEO, and Director
  • $493,068:  Edward G Lloyd, COO, CFO, and Treasurer
  • $394,279:  Samuel Barron Segar, SVP Development
  • $346,034:  Rajesh Anandan, SVP Strategic Partnerships and UNICEF Ventures
  • $315,132:  Lynn Stratford, SVP Programs, Assistant Secretary
  • $274,409:  Martin Rendon, VP Office of Public Policy and Advocacy
  • $272,964:  Richard Esserman, VP Finance and Budget, Assistant Treasurer
  • $270,034:  Gabriella Morns, SVP Bridge Fund
  • $266,339:  Helene Vallone-Rafaele, VP Direct and Interactive Marketing
  • $226,454:  Kristi Burnham, VP
  • $223,094:  William Sherwood, VP Human Resources
  • $218,702:  Leslie Goldman, VP Community Engagement
  • $191,665:  Jennifer Roberts, SVP Marketing and Communications

As illustrated above, $4.2 million in compensation was provided to 13 individuals, of which 7 are female (54%) and 6 are male (46%).  The most highly compensated individual was a female.

The United States Fund for UNICEF reports the organization does pay for companion travel.

22 independent contractors were compensated more than $100,0000.  The five (5) highest compensated independent contractors were reported to be:

  • $4,093,339:  Charles River Interactive, Inc of Waltham, MA for search engine marketing
  • $2,913,251:  Eaglecom Inc of New York, NY for direct TV marketing
  • $1,641,813:  Blue State Digital of Chicago, IL for WEB marketing services
  • $1,445,868:  Blackbaud of Atlanta, GA for database management
  • $  945,538:  Scholastic Inc of Jefferson, MO for market data services

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

  1. Pasquale Varallo
    Feb 25 2020

    I received a letter asking for donation. I am retired living on $2,000 a year’
    I agree with Antony WTF?

  2. Anthony Nicolazzi
    Oct 13 2019


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