American Friends of Magen David Adom

Location: New York, NY

Category: Friends Of Organizations

Arnold Gerson


Magen David Adom is Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service. Since it was founded in 1930 as a volunteer organization, MDA has expanded to become a nationwide emergency service provider, and is now a Red Cross member organization. The American Friends of MDA serves as one of its major philanthropic arms, and has helped raise funds for everything from medical supplies to ambulances.

Arnold Gerson previously served as the executive vice president of Amit, and the executive director of the UJA-Federation New York’s Annual Campaign. He received his master’s in industrial psychology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.


Institution Revenue: $35,721,741

Institution Total Expenses: $25,862,802

Employees: 49

Salary: $339,044

  • 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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