Educational Institutions

American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc

  • New York, NY
  • www.afhu.org

Mission Statement

American Friends of The Hebrew University is a national, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. AFHU's mission is to strengthen The Hebrew University by helping to provide the academic and capital resources that ensure the latter's national and international pre-eminence in higher education and research. AFHU is further committed to perpetuating the intellectual and educational traditions of the Jewish people as embodied in the activities of, and resources at, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Main Programs

  1. education
Service Areas

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International

AFHU promotes and raises funds in support of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel’s foremost center of higher education and research, forging a meaningful partnership between American Jewry and the people of Israel.

ruling year

1948

National Executive Director since 2014

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Ms. Beth Asnien McCoy

Chief Financial Officer since 2015

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Ms. Jane Kampton

Keywords

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Hebrew University, Israel, scholarships, higher education, research

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EIN

13-1568923

 Number

1338884899

Also Known As

AFHU

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

education

American Friends of The Hebrew University provides educational opportunities that seek to familiarize individuals with the academic and research projects taking place at The Hebrew University. These programs lead to raising funds in support of the students and faculty at The Hebrew University.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

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International

AFHU promotes and raises funds in support of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel’s foremost center of higher education and research, forging a meaningful partnership between American Jewry and the people of Israel.

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American Friends of Hebrew University Inc
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc

Leadership

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National Executive Director

Ms. Beth Asnien McCoy

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Jane Kampton

BIO

Beth Asnien McCoy is National Executive Director of American Friends of The Hebrew University, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising support for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As National Executive Director, Beth McCoy supervises the activities and operations of AFHU’s seven regions and is responsible for spearheading fundraising which has averaged $ 50 million annually in support of The Hebrew University and AFHU’s mission.

Ms. McCoy joined AFHU in 2003 as Executive Director of the Southeast Region, where she initiated and led AFHU’s Palm Beach mission to Israel, among other achievements. She launched the Annual Leadership Educational Forum (ALEF) in Palm Beach, Florida, showcasing Hebrew University expertise and increasing public awareness of the university’s contributions to Israel and the world.

In 2007, Ms. McCoy became AFHU’s National Director of Development. In this role, she supervised AFHU’s regional Executive Directors and led major fundraising campaigns in support of The Hebrew University’s priorities on all four campuses.
Her efforts have included focusing on major and principal gifts and revitalizing planned giving outreach. Ms. McCoy works closely with Hebrew University’s leadership, AFHU lay leaders, supporters, and the organization’s professional team to propel research and academic activities at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, and the Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, among other initiatives. Ms. McCoy helped to build AFHU’s National Campaign Committee and Regional Campaign Committees, strengthening ties between leaders and supporters from diverse U.S. communities.

Prior to joining AFHU, she served as the Arizona Regional Director of Development for the Anti-Defamation League.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Kurtz

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