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Salary Survey 2017: Eric Fingerhut Of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

Hillel: The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

Location: Washington, DC

Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Eric Fingerhut

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.

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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

Employees: 1,678

Salary: $495,307


Institution Revenue: $26,128,225

Institution Total Expenses: $25,626,671

Employees: 1,541

Salary: $450,000

Overpaid by: 18%

For information on previous years, see here.

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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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