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.

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 Total Expenses: $52,810,0104

Employees: 1884

Salary: $403,5363

Underpaid by: 2%


Institution Total Expenses: $54,446,7554

Employees: 1854

Salary: $346,5004


Institution Total Expenses: $56,374,8845

Salary: $346,500


Salary: $404,1069


Salary: $380,6137

  • 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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