James Irvine Foundation
Compensation for Irvine's three staff officers — the President, the Treasurer and the Corporate Secretary — is set by the Board of Directors. The board relies on annual benchmarks of salary and benefits for comparable positions nationwide.
Comparative data include salary and benefits information published annually by the Council on Foundations and the Foundation Financial Officers Group, and regional information such as the annual survey commissioned by the Foundation Administrators of California. The total compensation of staff officers includes deferred compensation and benefits, consistent with the policies that govern all Irvine employees.
Annual compensation information for the staff officers is reported in our federal tax returns.