Educational Institutions

American Friends of the Tel Aviv University Inc

  • New York, NY
  • www.aftau.org

Mission Statement

­­­     American Friends of Tel Aviv University is a national, non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to supporting Tel Aviv University’s vital role in shaping the future of Israel — and the world.

     We help advance the university’s three-part mission of education, research, and building community by raising funds in the United States.

    Through outreach to the news media, we introduce the university's achievements in every field of human endeavor to the American public.

     Our offices in New York, California and Florida offer a stimulating variety of educational, social, and cultural events for supporters throughout the year.

     American Friends of Tel Aviv University serves as a dynamic bridge between American and Israeli leaders dedicated to excellence in scholarship and to strengthening the State of Israel.

Service Areas

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International

This organization raises funds for Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel, and to strengthen higher education in the United States and around the world.

ruling year

1957

Principal Officer since 2011

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Gail Reiss

Keywords

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Education, Israel, Science, Scholarships, Jewish

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Also Known As

American Friends of Tel Aviv University

EIN

13-1996126

 Number

0053826637

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.) (U50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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TAU isn’t just Israel’s leading university -- her influence extends far beyond academia.   

     Every day, TAU breaks new ground in fields from nanobiotechnology to astronomy and international law to environmental studies. Multi-disciplinary partnerships create exciting new fields of study. Think tanks influence global policy-making. Pure research produces practical tools to shape our world.

    TAU is on the leading edge of much of the most significant research and scholarship being done at any educational institution anywhere.

     Our mission -- our passion -- is to support the breakthroughs of this extraordinary institution and share her achievements with the world.

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Program 1

Tel Aviv University is the largest Jewish University in the world. Both Sabras and new immigrants can study more the 110 disciplines, from Talmud and Eastern Philosophy to human genetics and bioinformatics. Jewish students from four continents and nearly 50 countries have also attended TAU, through our Lowy School for Overseas Students. Israel has one of the widest gaps between rich and poor in the industrialized world. TAU is among the most active of an of Israel's institutions of higher learning in narrowing the divide. Its many social programs, including the Presidential Scholars program, give qualified students from disadvantaged backgrounds the financial and academic support they need to succeed.

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Service Areas

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International

This organization raises funds for Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel, and to strengthen higher education in the United States and around the world.

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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE TEL AVIV UNIVERSITYINC
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 Tel Aviv University Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Gail Reiss

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Gail Reiss, President & CEO
     Tel Aviv University is an exciting, world-class institution, -- and  that's reflected in the character of her supporters. 
     TAU's American Friends are intellectually sophisticated and cosmopolitan, and they share a passion for expanding knowledge as a means to a better world.
     It's a joy to be associated with this great enterprise – and we'll be delighted to welcome you into our warm community.  Join us!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jon Gurkoff

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Term: May 2011 - May 2013

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