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Salary Survey 2017: Jay Sanderson Of The Jewish Federation Council Of Greater Los Angeles

Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Category: Federation

Jay Sanderson

President & CEO

Established in 1911, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles mobilizes resources to strengthen its local Jewish communities as well as those worldwide and in Israel. It provides support for services and programs that reach tens of thousands.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

Jay Sanderson serves as president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. He established the Next Big Jewish Idea competition to facilitate Federation engagement with new philanthropies and began an initiative to assign social workers to the staffs of L.A. synagogues in response to the economic crisis. Previously, Sanderson was the CEO and executive producer of the Jewish Television Network, and created the PBS series “The Jewish Americans” and the documentary “Worse Than War.” Sanderson was included in the 2011 Forward 50.


Institution Revenue: $47,708,956

Institution Total Expenses: $52,208,996

Employees: 256

Salary: $525,594


Institution Revenue: $51,998,629

Institution Total Expenses: $53,950,337

Employees: 224

Salary: $496,975

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish federations 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




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