Location: New York, NY
Category: Advocacy or Public Service
President & CEO
HIAS, founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, supports refugees around the world. It is the Jewish nonprofit that supports refugees around the world. Founded in 1881, HIAS has helped generations of Jews immigrate to the United States and adapt to their new lives. Today, HIAS operates in 14 countries — including Ecuador, Kenya and Israel — and helps refugees of all religions resettle, receive citizenship and integrate into society. The agency offers a variety of services to refugees, including legal assistance, trauma counseling and humanitarian assistance. In Washington, D.C., HIAS advocates for fair immigration legislation and dignified treatment of refugees.
Mark Hetfield is the president and CEO of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. After joining HIAS as a Russian-speaking caseworker in 1989, Hetfield served in a variety of positions at the organization, including Washington representative and, most recently, senior vice president for policy & programs. Hetfield also worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, and served as a senior advisor to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Hetfield received a bachelor’s and a law degree from Georgetown University and worked as an immigration lawyer at Fulbright & Jaworski.
Institution Revenue: $45,254,226
Institution Total Expenses: $50,981,532
Institution Revenue: $39,923,260
Institution Total Expenses: $36,449,447
Underpaid by: 22%
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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
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
Mark Hetfield, HIAS 2017 Finances