AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE PERES INSTITUTE FOR PEACE INC

aka American Friends of the Peres Center for Peace   |   Miami, FL   |  www.peres-center.org

Mission

The American Friends of the Peres Institute for Peace was created to support the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Israel. The Peres Center is Israel’s leading non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization focused on developing and implementing unique and cutting-edge peacebuilding programs in Innovation, Peace Education, Medicine, Business, and Environment, reaching tens of thousands of participants over the last 20 years. Founded in 1996 by the late Ninth President of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Shimon Peres, the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation aims to realize his vision for a prosperous Israel within a peaceful Middle East.

Ruling year info

1997

President of the American Friends of the Peres Institute for Peace

Mr. Rafael Kravec

Main address

Southeast Financial Center 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1680

Miami, FL 33131 USA

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EIN

13-3940178

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Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Saving Children - Medicine in the Service of Peace

The "Saving Children” project was initiated by the late President Peres in 2003 and has since become the one of the Peres Center's most crucial projects. This humanitarian initiative provides complex medical services to Palestinian babies and children in Israeli hospitals when those services are not available to them at home.
 
Since the beginning of this project, around 12,000 Palestinian children and babies have been referred to Israeli hospital at no cost to the parents from both Gaza and the West Bank.

Population(s) Served

The longest running coexistence sport program in the Middle East, this program provides Arab and Jewish, Palestinian and Israeli boys and girls with weekly sports training, peace education and inter-language learning. Children meet their ‘twinned’ school for monthly joint activities and special events in a safe, healthy and fun environment built on principles of equality, diversity and respect.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our mission is to promote lasting peace and advancement in the Middle East by fostering tolerance, economic and technological development, cooperation and well-being – all in the spirit of President Peres' vision.
Our Goals:
-To advance the creation of a real, effective and durable peace between Israel and its neighbors.
-To foster cooperation and people to people interactions
-To nurture a culture of peace in the regions youth
-To expand programming in all departments to spread the message of peace within the region

Programs are designed to empower the populations of this region to be actively engaged in peacebuilding in order to advance the creation of a real, effective and durable peace, and are implemented in four core fields:
Innovation, Medicine & Healthcare, Peace Education (through sport, the arts and technology), and Business & Environment.
By focusing on common interests, the Peres Center continues to successfully forge lasting partnerships. Barriers are broken down, fears are overcome, dialogues are conducted and friendships are formed, paving the way to a real and lasting peace between peoples. Through working with partner organizations, we address real needs on the ground while also bringing in elements of peacebuilding, tolerance, and mutual respect.

Founded in 1996, the Peres Center for Peace has almost 20 years of experience in the field of peacebuilding. We have close relations with all of our partner organizations as well as the local communities in which we work. We have learned many lessons over the years on how to produce the best programs with the strongest results, and we work closely with our partner organizations to ensure that program participants get the most out of their experience.

Since its founding in 1996, the Peres Center for Peace has:
-Brought 20,000 children from disadvantaged Palestinian, Arab, and Israeli communities together through year-long peace dialogues and joint sporting activities.
-Provided life-saving medical care to around 12,000 Palestinian Children.
-Facilitate business meetings for 600 Palestinian business professionals with Israeli companies.
-Brought over 10,000 Palestinian and Israeli youth together in meaningful dialogue through the mediums of theater and visual arts.

Financials

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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE PERES INSTITUTE FOR PEACE INC

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2019
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Board chair

Mr. Chemi Peres

Pitango Venture Capital

Avner Azulay

Managing Director, The Rich Foundation

Manuela Dviri Vitali Norsa

Journalist / Writer

Jonathan Kolber

Chairman, Koor Industries Ltd.

Abe Neeman

Advocate & Notary, Abraham Neeman Law Offices & Notary

Tsvia Walden

Professor of Psycholinguistics and Director, Institute for Language and Computers, Beit Berl College

Zvi Yemini

Chairman, Polymer Logistics

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No