EIN 23-7270753

American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)

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American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) fulfills its mission by raising funds and awareness for the University across the United States, showcasing BGU's academic excellence and groundbreaking research.
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Program areas at AABGU

Ben-Gurion University support: aabgu raises funds within the u.s. for Ben-Gurion University. Support includes, but is not limited to, grants for ongoing operations (e.g. Scholarships/fellowships, student actvities), academic research (e.g. Water/environment, cyber security, robotics/artificial intelligence, medical breakthroughs), capital projects (e.g. Dormitories, research labs, classroom buildings, conference facilities), and community outreach activities to support the development of israel's Negev region (e.g. Volunteer and social action to underprivileged communities and individuals, bedouin support, youth clubs, mentoring/tutoring, University prep programs, etc.)
Zin fellows leadership program: the aabgu zin fellows program is an inspiring and transformative opportunity for outstanding americans in their 30s-50s. the eighteen month program consists of two in-person gatherings in the united states followed by an immersive israel experience. Zin fellows represent the best of the best in terms of the next generation. They are current and future American community leaders who are interested in understanding the unique role bgu plays in the development of the Negev and the future of israel.
Raising awareness & education program: aabgu raises awareness in the u.s. to potential donors about bgu and the Negev region in general. Aabgu also educates current and potential donors on various research and community-based initiatives conducted by the University, as well as the Negev region in general. Aabgu showcases bgu's academic excellence and groundbreaking research to individuals, foundations, organizations, and the media through various activities, including a series of educational programs, events, and informative digital and print communications that feature bgu's world-renowned faculty.

Who funds American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP)Scholarships$750,000
Jewish Communal FundGeneral Support$392,260
Skirball FoundationAn Unrestricted Grant To Further the Organizations Exempt Purpose.$310,000
...and 60 more grants received totalling $4,867,743

Personnel at AABGU

Doug SesermanChief Executive Officer
Tim GreeneChief Financial Officer
Nneka McPheeChief of Staff and Strategic Initiatives / Vice President , Administration and Development Services
Keren WaranchChief Development Officer / Vice President Regional Operations$199,772
Kevin LeopoldExecutive Director Northeast$252,494
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for AABGU

RevenuesFYE 09/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$24,847,842
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$9,678,143
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,949,232
Net income from fundraising events$-163,247
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$36,311,970

Form 990s for AABGU

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-092021-04-27990View PDF
2019-092020-10-08990View PDF
2018-092019-10-21990View PDF
2017-092018-11-15990View PDF
2016-092017-10-18990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $179,000 from Soref-Breslauer Texas Foundation
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 25 new grant, including a grant for $750,000 from Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP)
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 1, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 26, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 18 new personnel
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School foundationsGrantmaking organizationsCivic / social organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Funds one specific organizationOperates donor advised fundsConducts researchFundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donationsEndowed support
General information
1001 Ave of the Americas 19TH FL
New York, NY 10018
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 687-7721
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B11: Education Single Organization Support
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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