Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, CA
Category: Federation

Jennifer Gorovitz CEO

The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco is among the 20 largest federations in the United States. Having grown out of Jewish communal fundraising efforts established in the early 20th century, the Federation's work is guided by the Jewish values of tzedakah (charitable giving), kehilla (community) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). It aims to foster community among Bay Area Jews, raise funds to support the community's organizations and initiatives, and mobilize to address issues facing the Jewish community locally and internationally.

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Jennifer Gorovitz serves as the CEO of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco. The first woman to lead a major federation, Gorovitz was called a "communal pioneer" by the Forward and was included in the 2010 Forward 50. Before her appointment as CEO, she spent five years at the Federation in other roles, including acting chief executive officer and chief of staff. Gorovitz graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and practiced law until 2004, when she gave up her practice to become professionally involved with the Jewish community. She is a member of a number of boards, including the advisory board of the Stanford Taube Center for Jewish Studies and the Northern California Planned Giving Council.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $134,027,819
Employees 117
Salary $311,044
Underpaid by 37%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $74,976,598
Employees 130
Salary $305,275
2010
Institution Total Expenses $89,785,231
Salary $305,000
2009
Salary $305,000
2008
Salary $305,000 5
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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