Largest WNY Nonprofits Employ 57,000

November 1, 2012 Updated Nov 1, 2012 at 7:19 AM EDT

By WKBW News

November 1, 2012 Updated Nov 1, 2012 at 7:19 AM EDT

The largest nonprofits in WNY employ nearly 57,000 full and part-time workers. That's according to the new Business First All About Nonprofits report. 292 agencies, each with revenues over $1 million, create that workforce.

Agencies providing services to the disabled are labor leaders, employing nearly 20,000 full- and part-time workers.

People, Inc. leads the pack. It has more than 3,100 employees. The agency, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities along with seniors, was ranked no. 1 for employment in the Business First report.

After People, Inc., The Resource Center in Jamestown has more than 2,000 employees. Aspire of WNY, Inc. has nearly 2,000. Heritage Centers tops 1,200 and Suburban Adult Services is fifth with nearly 1,100.

The two highest paid executives remained the same as last year: David Dunkelman, president of Weinberg Campus, earned $719,969, up from $707,648 last year; and James Boles, president and CEO at People Inc., who earned $451,376, up from $405,272 last year.

William Finn, retired president & CEO at the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., $358,257; Robert Wutz Jr., president of Mount Calvary Cemetery, $326,452; JoAnne Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc., $318,167.

Information on 515 executive salaries, as well as a ranking of the top-paid CEOs will be in the Business First All About Nonprofits special publication. It hits newstands on Friday, Nov. 2.

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