Salary Survey 2017: Russell Robinson Of The Jewish National Fund by the Forward

Salary Survey 2017: Russell Robinson Of The Jewish National Fund

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Jewish National Fund

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

Russell Robinson


The Jewish National Fund is a not-for-profit organization that has planted more than 240 million trees in Israel. Founded in 1901 with the support of Theodor Herzl, the JNF purchased and developed land for settlement by the fledgling Jewish population living in Ottoman-administered Palestine at the time. Today, the JNF owns about 14% of Israel’s total land and has developed more than 1,000 parks. Donors, often living in the United States, fund the JNF’s land purchase and tree planting initiatives.

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Russell Robinson has served as CEO of the Jewish National Fund since 1998. His involvement in the Jewish community dates back many years. In El Paso, Texas, he served as director of the Jewish Community Center and helped further an initiative to teach Holocaust studies in public schools. He also helped Eastern European Jews immigrate to Israel and led a campaign against poverty in Israel, raising more than $35 million.


Institution Revenue: $81,112,863
Institution Total Expenses: $66,140,269
Employees: 190
Salary: $435,011


Institution Revenue: $73,397,269
Institution Total Expenses: $60,237,753
Employees: 177
Salary: $350,546
Overpaid by: 22%

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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


Russell Robinson, Jewish National Fund 2017 Finances

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