Executive Compensation at the ASPCA (2018)
The ASPCA is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) based in New York City, New York. As such, the organization submits a Form 990 to the IRS annually and makes a copy available to the public. The most recent IRS Form 990 (2018) reports the ASPCA:
- Raises about $250 million annually mostly through contributions, gifts, and grants
- Has nearly $300 million in the general fund, which is often referred to as the endowment
- Spent $93 million (35% of revenue) to compensate the 1,235 staff
- Spent about half of revenue ($135 million) on compensating staff, office-related expenses, and travel and conferences
- Spent $39 million on advertising and promotion (does not include professional fundraisers)
- Spent $12 million on veterinary medical services and operating supplies
- Spent $13 million on grants to other animal rights organizations
In terms of compensation, the average compensation was $75,300 ($93 million/1,235 staff). The 13 most highly compensated employees were:
- $769,526: Mathew Bershadker, President and CEO
- $401,526: Todd Hendricks, SVP Development
- $384,653: Elizabeth Estroff, SVP Communications
- $381,582: Sarah Levin Goodstein, SVP Operations and Strategy
- $342,150: Bert Troughton, SVP Shelter and Veterinary Services
- $333,674: Julie Morris, SVP Community Outreach
- $321,685: Stacy Wolf, SVP Policy Response and Engagement
- $321,137: J’Mai Gayle, Director, Surgery
- $315,904: Beverly Jones, SVP Chief Legal Officer
- $308,153: Stephen J Musso, EVP Capital Projects and Facilities
- $286,403: Nancy Perry, SVP Government Relations
- $280,508: Randall Lockwood, SVP Anti-Cruelty Special Projects
- $262,001: Camille Declementi, SVP ASPCA Animal Hospital
The 13 employees listed above were compensated a total of $4.7 million, which equates to an average compensation of $362,000. 8 of the 13 (62%) of the most highly compensated employees are female while 5 of the 13 (38%) are male. The most highly compensated employee is a male, the President and CEO, Mathew Bershadker. For more information, see Schedule J, Part III of the Form 990 (link below).
150 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in compensation. The five largest were:
- $22.6 million: Eagle-Com, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada for media broadcast
- $ 9.2 million: True North of New York, NY for media placement
- $ 6.9 million: Appco Group US, Inc. of New York, NY for street canvas/consulting
- $ 6.2 million: Forum Services Group, Inc. of New York, NY for staff consulting services
- $ 3.6 million: Facebook, Inc. of Menlo Park, CA for media placement
To read the IRS Form 990 (2018), click here.
Click on “Executive Compensation at the ASPCA (2019)” for updated information.
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