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.

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 Total Expenses: $44,101,798

Salary: $250,0002


Salary: $243,8004


Salary: $349,580

  • 1Interim head of organization
  • 2Data from 2012
  • 3Data from 2011
  • 4Data from 2010
  • 5Data from 2009
  • 6Data from 2008
  • 7Data from 2007
  • 8Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
  • 9Predecessor's salary
  • 10Partial year
  • 11Not a 501(c)3
  • 12Annualized
  • 13Position currently vacant
  • 14As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
  • 15Base salary
  • 16Data from president-elect period
  • 172010 Employees
  • 18Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
  • 19Highest paid professional, not CEO
  • 20Paid from two related organizations
  • 21Data from 2013
  • 22Data from 2014
  • 23Data from 2015
  • 24Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
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