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January 21, 2021

Executive Compensation at Save The Children (2019)

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 $782 million (including $327 million in government grants)  – $48 million less than the previous year – and spent $751 million (not including $3 million in depreciation) primarily on grants ($551 million), staff compensation and benefits ($108 million), fees for services ($48 million), and office-related expenses ($20 million).

1,603 employees received $108 million in compensation, which equates to an average compensation of $67,000.  328 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 22 most highly compensated employees were reported to be:

  • $618,111:  Carolyn S Miles, President and CEO
  • $451,471:  Mark Shriver, SVP, US Programs
  • $436,413:  Summit Seam, VP and General Counsel
  • $361,527:  Debbie Pollack-Berry, VP and Chief of HR
  • $354,046:  Jennifer Roberti, VP, Marketing, Comm and FNDR
  • $346,989:  Phillip DiSanto, VP, IT and Building Ops
  • $344,246:  Michael Klosson, VP, Policy and Humanitarian Responsibility
  • $306,211:  Luciana Bonifacio, VP, Resource Development
  • $297,984:  David Barth, VP, International Programs
  • $288,786:  Brian White, AVP, Deputy General Counsel and CCO
  • $286,212:  Robert Clay, VP, Health and Nutrition
  • $283,632:  Daniel Abbott, Chief of PTY Nutrition, Int Program
  • $278,562:  Ann Cartlidge, AVP, Controller and ENT RM, FIN
  • $277,151:  Gregory A Ramm, VP, Humanitarian Response
  • $257,503:  Eid Natour, Treasurer
  • $252,354:  Ingrid Milne, Interim CFO (as of 4/1/19)
  • $240,440:  Carlos Carrazano, EVP and COO (thru 5/31/19)
  • $229,422:  Diana K Myers, Advisor to CEO*
  • $220,824:  Elizabeth A Zorio, AVP, US Programs
  • $215,898:  Nancy A Taussig, Advisor to CEO*
  • $205,509:  Janti Soeripto, President and COO (as of 6/1/19)
  • $160,777:  Andrea Williamson, Corporate Secretary

“*”:  Diana K Myers was previously (2018) the VP of International Programs (David Barth is now the VP of International Programs) and was compensated $292,000 in 2018. Nancy A Taussig was previously (2018) the VP of Resource Development (Luciana Bonifacio is now the VP of Resource Development) and was compensated $259,000 in 2018. Both Myers and Taussig were advisors to the CEO in 2019 and compensated approximately $200,000 each.  

The 22 most highly compensated employees received $6.7 million, which equates to an average compensation of $305,000.  11 of the most highly compensated employees are female while 11 are male. 

47 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in compensation. The four(4) most highly compensated independent contractors were reported to be:

  • $2.8 million:  New Canvassing Inc, of Austin, TX for fundraising services
  • $2.1 million:  Worldwide Media Partners, of New York, NY for fundraising services
  • $2.0 million:  UP Fundraising, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada for fundraising services
  • $1.6 million:  Digital Media Solutions, of Clearwater, FL for fundraising services

To read the IRS Form 990 (2019), click here.

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