Birthright Israel

Location: New York, NY
Category: Advocacy or Public Service

David Fisher President

Birthright Israel has provided Jewish youth between the ages of 18 and 26 with free trips to Israel for a 10-day guided tour of the Holy Land for the past 14 years. According to Birthright's website, since 1999 it has sponsored over 350,000 trips to Israel for Jewish youth from across the globe, with the goal of strengthening Jewish identity and the relationship between Jews and Israel.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

David Fisher has served as president of Birthright Israel since 2012. A native of Ohio, Fisher has extensive business experience and involvement with Jewish nonprofit organizations. Notably, he launched an effort to re-establish a new Cincinnati Jewish Federation/Jewish Community Center project, raising $45 million dollars. He was also involved with the United Jewish Community/Jewish Federation of North America from 2003 until 2009, and was the group's youngest National Campaign chair.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $87,189,303
Employees 53
Salary $369,270 9
Underpaid by 19%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $55,195,625
Employees 50
Salary $437,934 9
1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
3 Data from 2011
4 Data from 2010
5 Data from 2009
6 Data from 2008
7 Data from 2007
8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
9 Predecessor's salary
10 Partial year
11 Not a 501(c)3
12 Annualized
13 Position currently vacant
14 As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
15 Base salary
16 Data from president-elect period
17 2010 Employees
18 Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
19 Highest paid professional, not CEO
20 Paid from two related organizations
21 Data from 2013

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