American Friends of the Tel Aviv University Inc

Location: New York, NY

Category: Friends Of Organizations

Gail Reiss


Founded in 1956, Tel Aviv University is currently Israel’s largest university. With multiple campuses, the school boasts nine facilities, 27 schools, 98 departments, and nearly 130 research institutes. The American Friends of Tel Aviv University is credited with raising money and awareness to further the university’s academic pursuits and international recognition.

Gail Reiss joined American Friends of Tel Aviv University in her current capacity as president and CEO. Before joining the American Friends of Tel Aviv University family, she was the vice president of the UJA-Federation of New York’s Philanthropic Leadership Group. She also held a position at the United States Committee for UNICEF. Reiss received her master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and pursued a nonprofit management certificate from Columbia Business School.


Institution Revenue: $24,886,619

Institution Total Expenses: $23,677,790

Employees: 29

Salary: $297,350

  • 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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