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Salary Survey 2017: Stosh Cotler Of Bend The Arc

Bend the Arc

Location: New York, NY

Category: Advocacy or Public Services

Stosh Cotler

CEO

Bend the Arc, the nation’s largest Jewish social justice organization, advocates on a range economic and social justice issues, including workers’ rights, immigration reform and affordable housing. A product of the merger between the Jewish Funds for Justice and the Progressive Jewish Alliance, Bend the Arc has grown rapidly over the last eight years by merging or affiliating with several other Jewish social justice groups. Through its offices on the East and West Coasts, Bend the Arc organizes training programs for social justice activists and invests in needy neighborhoods.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

In 2005, Stosh Cotler joined Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and served as its executive vice president until she was promoted to CEO this past January. Bend the Arc builds advocacy within Jewish communities for social and economic justice across the lines of class, race and faith. Along with shaping the vision of this organization, Cotler was responsible for key mergers and affiliations, leading to expansion in six large East and West Coast cities. While playing a leading role in Jewish Funds for Justice in New York, one of the two organizations that merged to create Bend the Arc, Cotler launched and developed Selah, the organization’s ongoing flagship program that trains hundreds of Jewish leaders in progressive and innovative leadership strategies for their communities.

2016

Institution Revenue: $3,980,178

Institution Total Expenses: $3,749,883

Employees: 71

Salary: $233,579

2014

Institution Revenue: $5,309,552

Institution Total Expenses: $4,853,993

Employees: 33

Salary: $220,000

Underpaid by: 21%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish advocacy or 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

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