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Salary Survey 2017: Scott Kaufman Of The Jewish Federation Of Metropolitan Detroit

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Category: Federation

Scott Kaufman


The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit aims to address needs of, mobilize and enrich the Detroit Jewish community of nearly 100,000. Through its annual campaign, it funds 18 social service agencies and Jewish schools as well as international programs.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

Since 2009, Scott Kaufman has served as the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Previously, he served as director of strategic initiatives. For 10 years prior to becoming professionally affiliated with the Federation, Kaufman served as a lay leader, helping establish the Young Adult Mission to Israel Initiative and developing the Federation’s volunteer base as president of the Young Adult Division. He received the 2008 Pappas Innovative Idea Award and the 2005 Frank A. Wetsman Award.


Institution Revenue: $54,477,554

Institution Total Expenses: $46,300,582

Employees: 137

Salary: $323,065


Institution Revenue: $50,779,938

Institution Total Expenses: $42,798,891

Employees: 135

Salary: $273,828

Underpaid by: 35%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish federation 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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