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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:
Ronald L Gray, Executive Vice President
Chair of the Board:
Robert Kaswell
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Real Estate
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, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and monthly email newsletters.
Fund raising costs were 23.8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,513,573, 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, 2010.

Source of Funds  



Unrealized gain on investments


Interest and dividends


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Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Expenses

Total Program Expenses:
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Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative 9% 
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Beginning net assets $31,216,695
Ending net assets 31,925,637
Total liabilities 468,885

Total assets



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