Location: New York, NY
Category: Advocacy or Public Service
ORT America is the American branch of World ORT, an international network of schools and vocational training programs for both Jews and non-Jews. ORT America operates technical colleges in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and runs a resource center for Jewish educators in Michigan. ORT America also supports the work of World ORT, which operates in more than 60 countries and serves over 200,000 students each year.
Jeffrey Cooper, a native of New Jersey, came to ORT America from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, where he was the controller for racing. A CPA and graduate of the University of Albany in Accounting, he has had a long career in finance and management. ORT lists operations management, process system design and budgeting as among Cooper’s “core competencies.”
Institution Revenue: $15,463,735
Institution Total Expenses: $14,990,718
Institution Revenue: $16,185,237
Institution Total Expenses: $15,301,689
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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
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
Jeffrey Cooper, ORT America 2017 Finances