Salary Survey 2017: Jonathan Greenblatt Of The Anti-Defamation League by the Forward

Salary Survey 2017: Jonathan Greenblatt Of The Anti-Defamation League

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Anti-Defamation League

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

Jonathan Greenblatt

National Director

The Anti-Defamation League is a prominent civil rights organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry worldwide. The ADL was founded in 1913 by B’nai Brith, a popular Jewish service organization, in response to increasing attacks on Jews. Today, the organization frequently publishes reports documenting cases of anti-Semitism across the globe, lobbies politicians to advance Jewish interests, and has 29 offices in the United States and three offices in other countries.

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Jonathan Greenblatt is the national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. Greenblatt’s relationship to the organization started with a college internship, continuing with his participation in an ADL professional leadership program. He is a social entrepreneur, government official and corporate executive with extensive experience in building and creating innovative public-private partnerships. He has served as special assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation since 2011. A graduate of Tufts University, he is the grandson of a Holocaust survivor who escaped from Nazi Germany. He has had a lifelong commitment to Jewish social causes.


Institution Revenue: $65,971,077
Institution Total Expenses: $58,428,555
Employees: 388
Salary: $545,441


Institution Revenue: $55,295,291
Institution Total Expenses: $54,166,490
Employees: 408
Salary: $689,830 9
Overpaid by: 57%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish advocacy and public service leaders, 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


Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL 2017 Finances

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