Hillel: The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Advocacy or Public Service
President & CEO
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life is the largest Jewish campus organization, serving Jewish students at more than 550 college campuses. Hillel was founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urabna-Champaign, and was sponsored by B’nai B’rith International. Today, Hillel chapters provide opportunities for students on college campuses to stay engaged in Jewish life and participate in various learning and social justice activities.
Eric Fingerhut is the president and CEO of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. From 2007 to 2011, he served as chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. He also served as vice president of education and STEM learning at Battelle Memorial Institute. He earned a law degree from Stanford University in 1984 and practiced law before becoming associate director of Cleveland Works Inc. and later serving as campaign manager for Cleveland mayoral candidate Michael White. He also served as an Ohio senator from 1991 to 1993 and then again from 1999 to 2007. As a senator, he strongly supported and co-signed a number of pro-Israel bills.
Institution Revenue: $35,817,073
Institution Total Expenses: $34,513,235
Institution Revenue: $26,128,225
Institution Total Expenses: $25,626,671
Overpaid by: 18%
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1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
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8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
9 Predecessor’s salary
10 Partial year
11 Not a 501(c)3
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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24 Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
25 Data from 2017