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Salary Survey 2017: Morton Klein Of The Zionist Organization Of America

Zionist Organization of America

Location: New York, NY

Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Morton Klein

National President

Founded in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America is the longest-running Israel advocacy organization in the United States. Today, the organization represents over 50,000 members, and has offices across the country. It promotes strong relations between the United States and Israel and strives to educate the public, political officials and the media about the Arab-Israeli conflict from a Zionist point-of-view, to counter pro-Palestinian bias in the press and on college campuses. In recent years, they have called for stronger sanctions on Iran and restrictions on funds to Palestinians. In 2011, the ZOA lost its status as a charitable organization because it failed to provide the IRS with tax returns for three consecutive years.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

Morton Klein has served as the national president of the Zionist Organization of America since 1993. He received a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. State Department, and is also a member of the International Board of Governors of the College of Judea and Samaria in Ariel, Israel. In the past, he served as an economist to former Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter, and has been a lecturer on economics at a number of universities.

2016

Institution Revenue: $41,472,586

Institution Total Expenses: $6,294,788

Employees: 39

Salary: $448,063

2014

Institution Revenue: $4,068,281

Institution Total Expenses: $5,433,364

Employees: 38

Salary: $440,440

Overpaid by: 56%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish advocacy and public service leaders, 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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