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Salary Survey 2017: Izzy Tapoohi Of Birthright Israel Foundation

Birthright Israel Foundation

Location: New York, NY

Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Izzy Tapoohi

President & CEO

Birthright Israel provides Jewish youth between the ages of 18 and 26 with free trips to Israel for a 10-day guided tour of the Holy Land. According to Birthright’s website, since 1999 more than 500,000 Jews from across the globe have gone to Israel on Birthright, with the goal of strengthening Jewish identity and the relationship between Jews and Israel.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

Tapoohi joined Birthright Israel Foundation after serving as President and CEO of Development Corporation for Israel Bonds for five years. Prior to Israel Bonds, Tapoohi held director positions on the boards of leading Israeli and international companies, including Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecommunications provider, and Africa-Israel Investments Ltd., an international holdings and investments group. He has been appointed to top-level advisory positions, including with the first and second Netanyahu governments, and has been involved with real estate and venture capital investments. Born in Israel and raised in Australia, Tapoohi immigrated to Israel with his family in 1979.

Tapoohi’s listed salary figure was his predecessor’s in 2016.


Institution Revenue: $96,827,173

Institution Total Expenses: $98,592,432

Employees: 62

Salary: 609,0569


Institution Revenue: $123,559,105

Institution Total Expenses: $95,815,159

Employees: 58

Salary: $586,293

Overpaid by: 21%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish advocacy and public service nonprofits, see here.

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

24 Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000

25 Data from 2017

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