Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Location: Rockville, MD
Category: Federation

Steve Rakitt Executive VP & CEO

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington serves Jews in the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and Maryland. Founded over 200 years ago, the Federation aims to mobilize resources to strengthen local Jewish communities and address their needs, and to facilitate engagement in Jewish life. It supports 40 local agencies, Jewish schools and youth groups, and community service programs, reaching over 270,000 people.

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Steve Rakitt is the CEO and executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Previously, he was the president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, where he led the annual campaign and pioneered programs for interfaith families and individuals. Prior to his work in Atlanta, he spent 17 years at the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, serving as executive vice president for seven years. Rakitt is also a member of the executive committees of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of North America, and serves as a chair of the Jewish Federations of North America's Large City Executives Forum.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $25,894,730
Employees 92
Salary $332,260
Underpaid by 6%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $29,596,705
Employees 95
Salary $370,000 12
2010
Institution Total Expenses $30,991,349
Salary $401,044 9
2009
Salary $434,423 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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