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Salary Survey 2017: Stephen Hoffman Of The Jewish Community Federation Of Cleveland

Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

Location: Cleveland, OH

Category: Federation

Stephen Hoffman


Founded in 1939, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland provides services to over 40,000 people in the Cleveland area as well as thousands internationally. The Federation raises most of its funds through its yearly Campaign for Jewish Needs. In support of its mission to strengthen and protect the Jewish community, it helps fund local Jewish schools, newspapers and synagogues.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

Stephen Hoffman has served as president of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland since 1983. From 2001 to 2004, he was CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, after which time he resumed his post in Cleveland. In 2004, President George Bush appointed him to serve on the United States delegation to the Conference on Anti-Semitism. Hoffman serves on the boards of the David and Inez Myers Foundation, the Musical Arts Association, the Maltz Foundation and the Mandel Foundation, and is the founding director of the Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education. He holds a master’s in social work from the University of Maryland, as well as a master’s in Jewish studies from the Baltimore Hebrew University.

Hoffman’s 2016 figure does not include an additional reportable compensation of $768,038, which mostly consists of the final payment to a supplemental non-qualified retirement program.


Institution Revenue: $132,178,491

Institution Total Expenses: $148,977,705

Employees: 234

Salary: $546,515


Institution Revenue: $69,529,201

Institution Total Expenses: $79,586,046

Employees: 238

Salary: $801,591

Overpaid by: 70%

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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