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September 16, 2012

Nonprofit Chief Executives Who Earned $1-Million or More

2010

Name and organization Salary Bonus Deferred compensation and retirement Other payments Total compensation
Herbert Pardes, New York-Presbyterian Hospital* $1,705,187 $1,950,473   $648,686 $36,172,451
Peter Marzio, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston* $3,208,266 $625,000   $109,879 $31,868,105
Gary Gottlieb, Partners HealthCare System $1,357,424 $138,000   $1,567,081 $27,924,960
Delos Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic Foundation $2,032,720     $246,644 $24,862,455
John Seffrin, American Cancer Society $587,477   $1,493,769   $22,583,091
Mark Wrighton, Washington University in St. Louis* $761,732   $1,145,223 $13,152 $20,501,845
James Mandell, Children's Hospital Boston $746,747 $725,000   $389,937 $18,581,738
John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic $923,109   $714,279   $16,720,054
Reynold Levy, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts $988,335 $100,000   $308,126 $15,082,666
Michael Friedman, City of Hope $717,890 $469,740 $49,772 $148,556 $13,686,205
Placido Domingo, Los Angeles Opera $1,350,000       $12,300,247
Michael Kaiser, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts $1,192,560 $150,000   $5,354 $10,950,247
Paul LeClerc, New York Public Library* $667,438     $640,332 $9,602,333
John Sexton, New York University $1,242,806     $64,844 $8,294,563
Peter Gelb, Metropolitan Opera Association $1,248,461     $52,455 $6,986,913
Kenneth Davis, Mount Sinai Medical Center $522,500 $627,750   $125,464 $5,685,997
Richard Levin, Yale University $1,026,605     $160,162 $4,410,283
Max Nikias, University of Southern California $709,291 $250,000   $186,242 $3,223,516
Ronald Daniels, The Johns Hopkins University $826,277 $1,316   $223,995 $2,077,983
James Cuno, Art Institute of Chicago* $622,528     $403,867 $1,026,395

2011

Name and organization Salary Bonus Deferred compensation and retirement Other payments Total compensation
Roxanne Spillett, Boys & Girls Clubs of America* $455,829 $116,000 $1,184,016 $58,748 $1,814,593
Glenn Lowry, Museum of Modern Art $651,523 $295,528 $247,836 $6,856 $1,201,743
Edwin Feulner Jr., Heritage Foundation $501,263 $575,300   $21,225 $1,097,788

Note: These figures do not include benefits.

* Mr. Pardes, Mr. Cuno, Mr. LeClerc, and Ms. Spillett are no longer at these organizations. Mr. Wrighton’s compensation include $1,138,000 that had been reported in previous years’ tax forms. Mr. Marzio died in December 2010.

The Chronicle's annual report on nonprofit pay is based on data from charities that ranked highest on its Philanthropy 400, the annual list of nonprofits that raise the most from private sources; from the nation's wealthiest grant makers; and from nonprofit watchdog groups and associations. Read how the survey was conducted.