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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America

A BBB Accredited charity


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Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America
1 Penn Plaza, Suite 6250
New York, NY 10119-0002
Year, State Incorporated:
1984, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Founded in response to the Holocaust, and dedicated to providing an outstanding education for Israeli children, regardless of race, class or socio-economic background. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America (BTJ) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Boys Town Jerusalem is a residential school located within Israel's pre-1967 borders. It encompasses grades 7-12 and a two year College of Applied Engineering. Graduates receive a full academic high school diploma, qualifying them to enter any college-level institution. The curriculum, which is monitored and approved by Israel's Ministry of Education, combines the timeless values of Jewish heritage and advanced technology, while inspiring students to serve the State of Israel, as both soldiers and responsible citizens.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Ronald L. Gray, Executive Vice President
Chair of the Board:
Mr. L. Robert Kaswell
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Real Estate - No Company Name
Co-Chair of the Board :
Mr. Josh S. Weston
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
CEO and Chief Operating Officer of ADP
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing (i.e. affinity credit cards, consumer product sales, etc. that indicate purchases will benefit your organization), Monthly Email Newsletter
Fund raising costs were 20.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,252,313, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on BTJ's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  



Unrealized gain on investments


Legacies and bequests


Interest and dividends


Realized gain on investments


Special events


Change in value of split-interest agreements


Change in value of beneficial interests in trusts


Direct cost of special events


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Boys Town Jerusalem Support and special projects

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 77%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative 10% 
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Beginning net assets $31,255,315
Ending net assets 33,452,978
Total liabilities 458,475

Total assets



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