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  • AJWS hires new executive vice president

    The American Jewish World Service has hired Robert Bank as its executive vice president. Bank, who was previously the COO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis — and advocacy group that has 200 full-time employees and a $30 million budget — will work with the AJWS’s president, Ruth Messinger. Here’s the release:[[READMORE]] March 11, 2009; New York,… More ▸

  • AJWS gives out $5.7 million

    The American Jewish World Service has announced $5.7 million in grants that will go to 224 different grassroots organizations across the world. Here are the details from AJWS:   AJWS ANNOUNCES $5.7 MILLION IN NEW GRANTS February 24, 2009; New York, NY— American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has recently awarded more than $5.7 million to… More ▸

  • Where’s the celeb love for Jewish charities?

    Since the New York Times Magazine ran Natalie Portman’s mug on the cover of its money issue in March, which featured a story about celebrity influence on giving, it seems that the charitable world has gone a bit TMZ. The phenomenon is legit enough that the Chronicle of Philanthropy held an interesting online panel discussion… More ▸