Bar Ilan University Inc., American Friends of

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ACTIVITY OR MISSION: The american friends of bar-ilan's primary exempt mission is to fundraise and develop philanthropic donors within the u.s. to support bar-ilan university in israel.




CEO, American Friends of Bar Ilan University

American Friends of Bar-Ilan University (AFBIU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nina Hanan as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms. Hanan will assume her new role beginning June 1st (2020) from AFBIU’s New York City headquarters.

Dr. Hanan will be joining AFBIU after several years as the Chief Development Officer with Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). She brings a distinguished career of over 25 years as a nonprofit executive and management professional, and a strategic and innovative thinker with a successful track record serving the Jewish community. Prior to joining FIDF in 2015, she was the Chief Development Officer at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

“I am absolutely delighted to begin this exciting new chapter of my career with AFBIU,” says Ms. Hanan. “Bar-Ilan University is one of Israel’s leading institutions of higher learning. I look forward to expanding its renown across America, and to supporting life-altering research at the university that impacts Israel and the world.

Dr. Hanan grew up in Israel and holds a BA from City College of New York and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Women in Development (WID) and served as co-chair of WID’s President’s Council.


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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.

Form 990 was prepared by an independent accounting firm in conjunction with the AFBIU'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 electronic filing with the internal revenue service.

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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.

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Process for Setting Salary of Senior Staff, Parts A. and B.:

The Organization undertakes a thorough process to ensure that the executive compensation it pays to its top management official and all of its officers and key employees is reasonable. The organization board has established a compensation committee of Independent persons that have no interest in the proposed compensation agreement. The compensation committee utilizes readily available information (like peer institution Form 990s) to ensure that the organization compensates its executives commensurate with the market.

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
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The organization makes its form 990 available to the public by retaining a copy at its place of business. The Form 990 is likewise published on the internet at both and The organization's Financial Statements, governing documents, and conflict of interest policy are not ordinarily made available to the public, but, if requested, will be provided at management's discretion.

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End of fiscal year Name Title Base salary Comp. from related org. Additional compensation
2019-09-30Susan SolomonChief Operating officer228,278033,142
2019-09-30Ronald SolomonEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT405,285059,736
2019-09-30karen Paul-ReuVenDirector- West Coast Region194,929052,658
2019-09-30Ari SteinbergDirector - Mid-West Region191,018048,291
2019-09-30Daniel B EngelController152,040041,650
2019-09-30Samuel Z KonigDirector - Northeast Region133,263025,962
2019-09-30Robert KatzFormer SVP For Development188,101010,819
2018-09-30Susan SolomonChief Operating officer216,617030,950
2018-09-30Ronald SolomonEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT296,640057,150
2018-09-30Robert KatzSenior VP For Development300,158013,733
2018-09-30karen Paul-ReuVenAssociate Director- West Coast190,499048,218
2018-09-30Ari SteinbergDirector - Mid-West Region186,192044,807
2018-09-30Daniel B EngelController144,598039,316
2018-09-30Gary BaskindVP For Special Gifts141,129030,871
2017-09-30Susan SolomonChief Operating officer194,694027,186
2017-09-30Ronald SolomonEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT274,403055,797
2017-09-30Daniel B EngelController136,215036,028
2017-09-30Ari SteinbergDirector - Mid-west region178,563043,388
2017-09-30Gary BaskindVP for Special Gifts153,306036,837
2017-09-30Karen Paul-ReuvenAssociate Director- West Coast149,118040,904
2017-09-30Jayne KaplanExecutive Director - Southeast111,840031,162
The following sources of information helped establish the compensation of the organization’s CEO/Executive Director:
  • Compensation committee
  • Compensation survey or study
  • Approval of the board or compensation committee.
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