3rd Highest Salary: Donald Johnson, Evans Scholars Foundation
Compensation (2008): $2,049,976
Most people can be forgiven for not knowing anything about the Evans Scholars Foundation, created in 1930 to support golf caddies. That’s right, golf caddies. The group’s website explains, “Each year, more than 800 deserving caddies across the country attend college on a four-year scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation. Selected applicants must have a strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need.”
Chairman Donald Johnson, who collected $195,000 in salary in 2007, rocketed up to third place with a compensation package of more than $2 million in 2008. Such a jump is surely due to deferred salary or some sort of retirement bonus, as Johnson left the organization at the end of 2009.