American Friends of the Israel Museum

aka AFIM   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.afimnyc.org

Mission

The American Friends of the Israel Museum (AFIM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Since its inception in 1972, AFIM has raised over $435 million for the Museum’s exhibitions, art acquisitions, educational and outreach programs, curator training, and more. As an early supporter of the Museum, AFIM’s pioneering model has spurred the creation of similar organizations in 16 countries. Beyond financial support, AFIM inspires collectors and raises awareness of the Museum with special exhibitions, gallery visits, studio tours, concerts, gatherings, and other events. Through these efforts, AFIM has helped create a global network of individuals committed to supporting Jerusalem’s Israel Museum.

Ruling year info

1972

Executive Director

Ms. Leah Siegel

Main address

545 Fifth Ave Suite 920

New York, NY 10017 USA

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EIN

23-7182582

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (A11)

Art Museums (A51)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

AFIM is currently working to find new and creative ways to engage our donors and friends with the Museum and culture while we cannot be together in person due to the pandemic.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Israel Museum Fundraising

AFIM host an annual Gala in New York, as well as a Benefit in Palm Beach, and Spring Luncheon in New York. AFIM has an active group on the West Coast, which organizes an annual dinner in Los Angeles. Museum Friends from the U.S. and around the world gather in Jerusalem annually to celebrate the Museum.
AFIM also solicits gifts of specific works of art to fill gaps in the collections.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

AFIM’s goal is to sustain the excellence of the Israel Museum's program of exhibitions, publications, art education, and cultural events which enrich the lives of all Jerusalemites, residents from all parts of the country and visitors from overseas.

We are currently offering online access to Museum tours and virtual programming, such as lectures, studio and collection visits, and exhibition tours via ZOOM to engage friends across the globe.

AFIM has a large and active Board of Directors and National Committee who are invested in the organization's mission and willing to recruit their friends to help accomplish AFIM's goals. We also have access to world-class curators, an exhibition program at the Museum, and collectors worldwide to assist in programming.

AFIM has been the key funder of a 100 million dollar renewal of the Museum's campus. It has raised an endowment fund which now stands at over $100 million. In addition, we are in the planning stages of an art raising campaign to fill gaps in the Museum’s collection on the occasion of the Museum’s 60th anniversary in 2025.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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American Friends of the Israel Museum

Board of directors
as of 9/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Judy Steinhardt


Board co-chair

Stephen Lash

Alexis Gregory

Michael Steinhardt

Maureen Cogan

Marion Naggar

British Friends

Ronnie Heyman

Barbara Lane

Renée Belfer

Stacey Bronfman

William Ehrlich

Geri Pollack

Barbara Rothschild

Hope Warschaw

Richard Lane

Joshua Nash

Phyllis Mack

Susan Mark

Ann Belfer

Marc Benda

Allison Berg

Jay Bernstein

Jill Bernstein

Julie Bernstein

Anthony Beyer

Ellen Block

Rita Mayo Bronfman

Iris Cantor

Steven Chernys

Nancy Chetrit

Carol Cohen

A.Steven Crown

Claudia Davidoff

Deborah Goodman Davis

Amalia Dayan

Barbara Deane

Lisa Dennison

Adam Emmerich

Anne Fisher

Wendy Fisher

Shirley Fiterman

Nohra Haime

Sanford Heller

Marlene Herring

Rena Hoffman

Lisa Kaufman

Alice Lainer

Nahum Lainer

Nancy Lainer

Jo Carole Lauder

Arnold Lehman

Joan Lessing

Linda Lindenbaum

Linda Macklowe

Lauren Merkin

Tobias Meyer

Marla Michaels

Cheryl Minikes

Hanno Mott

Helen Nash

John Novogrod

Pamela Pantzer

Martin Peretz

Louis Perlman

Mimi Perlman

Eleanor Heyman Propp

Ingeborg Rennert

Judy Resnick

Dr. Riva Ritvo-Slifka

Tara Mark Rosenblum

Allison Lane Rubler

Mitchell Rudin

Michael Sachs

Joan Safir

Chella Safra

Pamela Sanders

Marian Scheuer Sofaer

Gary Sokol

David Steinhardt

Bonnie Stern

Ellen Stern

Daniel Sundheim

Liz Swig

Alice Tisch

Merryl Tisch

Robbi Toll

Jeane Ungerleider

Meredith Verona

Jane Weprin-Menzi

Orna Amir Wolens

Lois Zelman

Lois Zelman

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? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No