A president of a large private foundation holds a prestigious and influential position and couples that with comparatively little demands but significant salaries.
"Presidents of large private foundations get paid too much.
"How much? At foundations of over $2 billion, the median CEO salary is over $610,000 a year, not counting some very generous benefits and bonuses, according to the 2015 salary report from the Council on Foundations. That’s very generous. Too generous.
"I don’t say that out of envy. (Not entirely, anyway.) I say that because by objective standards, CEOs of private foundations receive disproportionately large salaries given the relative simplicity of their jobs."--Alan Cantor, Inside Philanthropy