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Salary Survey 2017: Barry Shrage Of Combined Jewish Philanthropies Of Greater Boston

Combined Jewish Philanthropies Of Greater Boston

Location: Boston, MA

Category: Federation

Barry Shrage


Established in 1895, the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston serves the Boston Jewish community of over 200,000. In 2013, it merged with the Jewish Federation of the North Shore. In addition to supporting a wide scope of services and programs to Boston-area residents, the Federation also provides social programs to Haifa, with which it has held a sister-city relationship for over 20 years.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

Since 1987, Barry Shrage has served as president of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. He spearheaded the CJP Strategic Plan for the Boston Jewish community, which established partnerships with synagogues and the Federation’s longtime agency partners, as well as a Boston-based adult Jewish education program. Shrage graduated from the City College of New York and received a master’s in social work from Boston University. The 2016 figure skips a $1.9 million compensation package he made the previous year.


Institution Revenue: $225,539,678

Institution Total Expenses: $161,949,825

Employees: 203

Salary: $634,572


Institution Revenue: $329,827,189

Institution Total Expenses: $152,907,953

Employees: 191

Salary: $406,623

Underpaid by: 19%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish federations, see here.

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

22 Data from 2014

23 Data from 2015

24 Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000

25 Data from 2017




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