American Jewish Committee

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

David Harris Executive Director

The American Jewish Committee is one of the oldest and most influential Jewish advocacy organizations. Founded in 1906 by American Jews concerned by the pogroms aimed at Russian Jews, the group's current mission is "to enhance the wellbeing of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world," through combating anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry worldwide, advocating for peace and security for Israel, and supporting energy independence. The organization has 22 offices across the United States and nine overseas.

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David Harris has served as executive director of the American Jewish Committee since 1990. He regularly meets with high profile political officials and was significantly involved in the emigration of over a million Jews from the Soviet Union and in the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

2013
Institution Revenue $55,699,731
Institution Total Expenses $43,559,818
Employees 303
Salary $518,338
2012
Institution Total Expenses $43,328,942
Employees 294
Salary $504,445
Overpaid by 28%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $42,203,285
Employees 280
Salary $500,916
2010
Institution Total Expenses $40,906,290
Salary $440,429
2009
Salary $433,067
2008
Salary $463,939
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
22 Data from 2014
23 Data from 2015


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