Executive Compensation at Feeding America (2021)
Feeding America is a 501 (c) (3) whose mission is “to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.” With more than 37 million people (or 1 out of 9 people) experiencing hunger every day, Feeding America seeks to alleviate hunger by procuring and distributing food, creating public awareness and educating the public, lawmakers, and public policy influencers, and conducting research on hunger.
In 2021, Feeding America raised $4.1 billion of which $3.4 billion or 83% were non-cash contributions (food) and $700,000 were cash contributions, program revenue, and royalties. The organization’s largest expense was grants – primarily food ($3.4 billion). The second largest expense was compensation for the 318 employees who received $46 million, which equates to an average compensation of $145,000. 137 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 19 most highly compensated employees listed below:
- $969,325: Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO
- $485,738: Katherine Fitzgerald, EVP and COO
- $434,516: Paul Henrys, Treasurer
- $395,840: Catherine Davis, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
- $390,301: Katherine Leone, Chief Government Relations Officer (until 2/21)
- $377,707: Maryann Byrdak, Chief Information Officer
- $364,216: Blake Thompson, Chief Supply Chain Officer
- $359,019: Kathryn Strickland, Chief Network Officer
- $348,730: Ami McReynolds, Chief Equity and Programs Officer
- $341,074: Matt Hayes, Chief HR Officer
- $324,533: Alan Dorantes, Chief of Staff and GC (until 1/21)
- $272,695: Claire Wellington, Secretary
- $268,352: Nancy Curby, SVP,Strategic Partnerships
- $261,946: Daniel Nisbet, VP of Development
- $238,879: Elizabeth Nielson, SVP Digital and Direct Marketing
- $237,913: Matt Hackler, VP, Strategic Capacity Development
- $233,594: Lauren Biedron, VP, Corp Partnerships
- $222,295: Andrea Yao, Former Secretary (until 6/16)
- $198,611: Casey Marsh, Chief Development Officer
The 19 employees listed above were compensated nearly $7 million which equates to an average compensation of $370,000.
13 of the 19 (68%) most highly compensated employees are female while 6 of the 19 (32%) are male.
Andrea Yao, a former Secretary has not been employed by Feeding America since June, 2016 yet Yao has received $1 million in the past 5 years:
- $222,295: 2021
- $206,551: 2020
- $199,477: 2019
- $196,933: 2018
- $186,525: 2017
To read the IRS Form 990 (2020 for the year ending June 30, 2021), click here.