United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Category: Federation

Jeffrey Finkelstein

President & CEO

Since 1912, the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh has endeavored to sustain its local Jewish community by funding social and educational programs and fostering Jewish communal leadership. Its mission is guided by the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), chesed (kindness), klal Yisrael (one Jewish people) and tzedakah (charitable giving).

Jeffrey Finkelstein serves as president and CEO of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh. Finkelstein joined the Federation in 1998 as director of the annual community campaign before being promoted to vice president in 2001. Previously, he worked at THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. He received a bachelor’s in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a bachelor’s in sociology from Columbia University, as well as a master’s in Jewish communal service from Brandeis University.


Institution Total Expenses: $21,974,679

Employees: 60

Salary: $304,323

Underpaid by: 11%


Institution Total Expenses: $19,160,479

Employees: 56

Salary: $286,714


Institution Total Expenses: $19,580,547

Salary: $277,643


Salary: $272,666


Salary: $237,0007

  • 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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