Anti-Defamation League

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

Abraham Foxman National Director

The Anti-Defamation League is a prominent civil rights organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry worldwide. The ADL was founded in 1913 by B'nai Brith, a popular Jewish service organization, in response to increasing attacks on Jews. Today, the organization frequently publishes reports documenting cases of anti-Semitism across the globe, lobbies politicians to advance Jewish interests, and has 29 offices in the United States and three offices in other countries.

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Abraham Foxman, a Soviet-born American lawyer, currently serves as the Anti Defamation League's national director. Foxman attended the Yeshiva of Flatbush, and later pursued a bachelor's degree in political science from the City College of New York and a law degree from New York University. He joined the ADL's international affairs division in 1965, and was selected by the board to become the ADL's national director in 1987.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $49,567,222 3
Employees 417
Salary $688,280 3
Overpaid by 70%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $49,567,222
Employees 417
Salary $688,280
2010
Institution Total Expenses $53,551,524
Salary $621,470
2009
Salary $567,176
2008
Salary $532,378 7
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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