Bend The Arc

Location: New York, NY
Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Alan van Capelle CEO

Bend the Arc, the nation's largest Jewish social justice organization, advocates on a range economic and social justice issues, including workers' rights, immigration reform and affordable housing. A product of the merger between the Jewish Funds for Justice and the Progressive Jewish Alliance, Bend the Arc has grown rapidly over the last eight years by merging or affiliating with several other Jewish social justice groups. Through its offices on the East and West Coasts, Bend the Arc organizes training programs for social justice activists and invests in needy neighborhoods.

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Alan van Capelle joined Bend the Arc in 2012 as CEO after serving as deputy comptroller for the City of New York. In his previous role as deputy political director of SEIU Local 32BJ,, Van Capelle oversaw political operations for the nation's largest building workers union. He also served as executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda, a leading New York gay rights advocacy group. Van Capelle has been named to the Forward 50 and the National Leadership Council's "40 under 40" list.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $7,711,648
Employees 83
Salary $220,000 20
Underpaid by 21%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $6,007,281
Employees 71
Salary $209,015 9
1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
3 Data from 2011
4 Data from 2010
5 Data from 2009
6 Data from 2008
7 Data from 2007
8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
9 Predecessor's salary
10 Partial year
11 Not a 501(c)3
12 Annualized
13 Position currently vacant
14 As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
15 Base salary
16 Data from president-elect period
17 2010 Employees
18 Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
19 Highest paid professional, not CEO
20 Paid from two related organizations
21 Data from 2013

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