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December 30, 2020

Executive Compensation at Save The Children (2018)

by Anne Paddock

Save the Children – the Fairfield, Connecticut-based non-profit in the US – is formally known as Save The Children Federation, Inc. and is part of the Save the Children Alliance (a group of 30 Save the Children groups throughout the world that also support Save the Children International).  Established in 1932, Save the Children is a 501 (c) (3) and one of the most well-known charities in the world.

In 2018, Save the Children raised $830 million (including $321 million in government grants)  – $70 million more than the previous year – and spent $834 million (not including $2 million in depreciation) primarily on grants ($634 million), staff compensation and benefits ($107 million), fees for services ($46 million), and office-related expenses ($20 million).

1,683 employees received $107 million in compensation, which equates to an average compensation of $64,000.  258 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 20 most highly compensated employees were reported to be:

  • $558,769:  Carolyn S Miles, President and CEO
  • $451,563:  Carlos Carrazano, EVP and COO
  • $430,966:  Mark Shriver, SVP, US Programs
  • $355,203:  Sumeet Seam, VP and General Counsel
  • $349,822:  Stacy Brandom, VP and CFO
  • $322,095:  Michael Klosson, Policy and Humanitarian Responsibility
  • $318,146:  Phillip DiSanto, VP, IT and Building Ops
  • $308,897:  Debbie Pollack-Berry, VP and Chief of HR
  • $307,314:  Janine L Scolpino, AVP, Mass Market Fund
  • $292,415:  Diana K Myers, VP, International Programs
  • $266,596:  Brian White, AVP, Deputy General Counsel and CCO
  • $266,010:  Gregory A Ramm, VP, Humanitarian Response
  • $259,223:  Nancy A Taussig, VP, Resource Development
  • $250,447:  Earl Moran, AVP, Special Projects – Legal and Risk Management
  • $246,525:  Eid Natour, Treasurer
  • $243,654:  Dana L Langham, AVP, Chief Corporate Development
  • $239,074:  Luciana Bonifacio, VP, Resource Development
  • $196,323:  Daniel Stoner, Former AVP, Edu and Child Development
  • $195,390:  Jennifer Roberti, VP, Marketing, Comm and FNDR (as of 6/18)
  • $161,842:  Andrea Williamson, Corporate Secretary

The 20 most highly compensated employees received $6 million, which equates to an average of $300,000 each. 10 of the most highly compensated employees are female and 10 are male.

The five (5) most highly compensated independent contractors were reported to be:

  • $3.5 million:  Dialogue Direct, Inc., of New York, NY for fundraising services
  • $3.2 million:  New Canvassing Experience, Inc., of Austin, TX for fundraising services
  • $1.7 million:  Fosina Marketing Group, Inc., of Danbury, CT for advertising
  • $1.6 million:  UP Fundraising Inc., of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for fundraising services
  • $1.6 million:  APPCO Group US, Inc. DBA APPCO Group Support, of New York, NY for fundraising services

As illustrated above, Save the Children spends significantly on fundraising/advertising services.

To read the IRS Form 990 (2018), click here.

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