Israel "Izzy" Tapoohi (Hebrew: ישראל "איזי" תפוחי) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Birthright Israel Foundation, the non-profit organization that raises funds in the US to support Birthright Israel trips. Tapoohi joined Birthright Israel Foundation after serving as President and CEO of Development Corporation for Israel Bonds from October 2011 - October 2016. Prior to Israel Bonds, Tapoohi held director positions on the boards of leading Israeli and international companies, including Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications provider, and Africa-Israel Investments Ltd., an international holdings and investments group. He has been appointed to top-level advisory positions, including with the first and second Netanyahu governments, and has been involved with real estate and venture capital investments. Born in Israel and raised in Australia, Tapoohi immigrated to Israel with his family in 1979. Wikipedia
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Board Meeting Minutes. Minutes are taken at each board meeting.
Committee Meeting Minutes. Minutes are taken at meetings of committees acting on the board’s behalf.
Internal Review of Form 990. Copy of Form 990 is provided to each board member prior to filing.
The form 990 was prepared by an independent accounting firm in conjuction with the organization's financial department. a copy of the draft form 990 was circulated to the full board of directors for discussion and comment. each board member was provided ample opportunity to comment on the information contained in the 990 prior to its filing with the internal revenue service.
|Conflict of Interest Policy. The organization has a conflict of interest policy.||T|
|Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest. Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees are required to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts of interest policy.||T|
|Enforcement of Conflict of Interest Policy. The organization regularly and consistently enforces compliance with the conflict of interest policy.
Each officer, director, trustee and key employee of the ORGANIZATION is required to annually disclose any conflicts of interest that arise by virtue of their employment, board service, or position with the ORGANIZATION. The ORGANIZATION monitors compliance with its conflict of interest policy through an annual questionnaire/disclosure statement that is distributed to these individuals. Potential conflicts are investigated immediately.
Whistleblower Policy. The organization has a written whistleblower policy.
|Document Retention and Destruction Policy. The organization has a written document retention and destruction policy.||T|
Process for Setting Salary of Senior Staff, Parts A. and B.:
The compensation of the C-Suite is reviewed annually by the independent members of the compensation committee of the board of directors who relied upon external 3rd party comparable market data in assessing the appropriateness of the total compensation to be provided to the incumbent. Compensation decisions and reports are contemporaneously documented in the minutes of the committee meeting at the time the decisions are made. The foundation last conducted an independent executive compensation survey in December of 2017. The Foundation envisions commissioning another compensation survey within the approaching two years. For all other individuals reported on the Form 990, compensation decisions are reviewed internally by the Foundation's officers and approved by the President.
|Part A. Process for Setting Salary of Top Management Official. The process for determining compensation of the CEO, Executive Director or other top management official includes a review and approval by independent persons, comparability data and contemporaneous substantiation of the deliberation and decision.||T|
|Part B. Process for Setting Salaries of Senior Employees. The process for determining compensation of senior officials includes a review and approval by independent persons, comparability data and contemporaneous substantiation of the deliberation and decision.||T|
Disclosure of Documents. Disclose how the organization made governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements available to the public during the tax year.
The foundation makes its form 990 available by retaining a copy at its place of business. The form 990 is likewise published on the internet at www.guidestar.org. The organizations 990, financial statements, record retention and destruction policy are published on the organizations website. The organizations governing documents and conflict of interest policy are not ordinarily made available to the public, but, if requested, will be provided at managements discretion.
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|SENIOR STAFF COMPENSATION|
|End of fiscal year||Name||Title||Base salary||Comp. from related org.||Additional compensation|
|2019-12-31||Jessica Feldan||Chief Development officer||390,048||0||60,889|
|2019-12-31||S David Shapiro||CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER||344,892||0||44,399|
|2019-12-31||Arthur Paikowsky||Vice President, Western Region||320,918||0||54,280|
|2019-12-31||JAYNE ROSENGARTEN||VICE PRESIDENT, NE REGION||286,954||0||20,247|
|2019-12-31||Diane Romirowski||VP, Principal Gifts||256,108||0||43,193|
|2019-12-31||Carole-Ann Levine||VP, Southeast Region||239,603||0||41,549|
|2019-12-31||ALLYSON GREENBAUM||VICE PRESIDENT, CENTRAL REGION||221,976||0||53,356|
|2019-12-31||Pamela Fertel-Weinstei||V.P. of Mktg & Communications||185,615||0||49,826|
|2019-12-31||Zhe Yang||V.P. of Information Technology||218,087||0||15,977|
|2019-12-31||Jackie Soleimani||V.P. Leadership & Develop.||181,792||0||50,570|
|2018-12-31||S David Shapiro||CFO||331,238||0||41,710|
|2018-12-31||Jessica Feldan||Chief Development officer||314,857||0||56,728|
|2018-12-31||Zhe Yang||V.P. of Information Technology||200,541||0||14,772|
|2018-12-31||Pamela Fertel-Weinstein||V.P. of Mktg & Communications||171,980||0||43,534|
|2018-12-31||Jackie Soleimani||V.P. Leadership & Develop.||181,878||0||44,798|
|2018-12-31||Deborah Dolgin||AVP, Major Gifts West Region||187,359||0||32,862|
|2018-12-31||Diane Romirowski||VP, Principal Gifts||220,968||0||40,896|
|2018-12-31||Arthur Paikowsky||Vice President, Western Region||305,954||0||50,173|
|2018-12-31||Carole-Ann Levine||VP, Southeast Region||223,322||0||38,174|
|2018-12-31||Margot Ettlinger||AVP, Major Gifts NE Region||186,911||0||37,057|
|2017-12-31||S David Shapiro||321,118||0||44,402|
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