Americans for Peace Now

Location: Washington, DC

Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Debra DeLee

President & CEO

Americans for Peace Now is the sister organization of Shalom Achshav, the prominent Israeli movement for a peaceful, two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Founded in 1981, three years after Shalom Achshav was established, APN describes itself as “pro-Israel” and “pro-peace.” It works to build support for the goals of Shalom Achshav in the United States, including the evacuation of settlements and the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. APN engages in advocacy and education about the conflict and regularly comments on Israeli-Palestinian issues.

Debra DeLee is the president and CEO of Americans for Peace Now. Her history in politics includes stints as executive director of the Democratic National Committee in 1993, and chair of the DNC from 1994-1995. She also served as CEO of the 1996 Democratic National Convention and was a “superdelegate” at the 2008 Convention. In addition to leading APN, DeLee serves on J Street’s advisory council.


Institution Total Expenses: $1,901,2393

Employees: 93

Salary: $220,4503

Overpaid by: 6%


Institution Total Expenses: $1,901,239

Employees: 9

Salary: $220,450


Institution Total Expenses: $1,869,122

Salary: $202,000


Salary: $202,501

  • 1Interim head of organization
  • 2Data from 2012
  • 3Data from 2011
  • 4Data from 2010
  • 5Data from 2009
  • 6Data from 2008
  • 7Data from 2007
  • 8Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
  • 9Predecessor's salary
  • 10Partial year
  • 11Not a 501(c)3
  • 12Annualized
  • 13Position currently vacant
  • 14As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
  • 15Base salary
  • 16Data from president-elect period
  • 172010 Employees
  • 18Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
  • 19Highest paid professional, not CEO
  • 20Paid from two related organizations
  • 21Data from 2013
  • 22Data from 2014
  • 23Data from 2015
  • 24Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
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