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American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Supporting Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

four stars

96.19

1001 Avenue of the Americas 19th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (800) 962-2248   Web Site
EIN: 23-7270753

Board Leadership
Toni Young
President

CEO
Doug Seserman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.19 four stars
  Financial 96.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1972, the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. AABGU fulfills its mission by raising funds and awareness for the University across the United States, showcasing BGU's academic excellence and cutting-edge research from the desert for the world. Established by government mandate in 1969 as a vehicle for the social, economic and scientific transformation of the Negev, Ben-Gurion University is more than a world-renowned institute of research and higher learning.

Founded in 1972, the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. AABGU fulfills its mission by raising funds and awareness for the University across the United States, showcasing BGU's academic excellence and cutting-edge research from the desert for the world. Established by government mandate in 1969 as a vehicle for the social, economic and scientific transformation of the Negev, Ben-Gurion University is more than a world-renowned institute of research and higher learning.

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Financial

four stars

96.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.66
  Program Expenses Growth 24.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (NY) 96.19 four stars
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Nashville Public Education Foundation (TN) 91.39 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,381,289
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $64,950
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $30,446,239
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $30,446,239
   Other Revenue $21,899,751
TOTAL REVENUE $52,345,990
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $46,293,456
   Administrative Expenses $5,274,986
   Fundraising Expenses $5,479,052
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $57,047,494
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,701,504
   
Net Assets $718,676,505

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
BGU Support $45,600,148 98.5%
Zin Fellows Leadership Program $406,244 0.9%
Overseas Student Program $287,064 0.6%

Ratings History
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 96.19 four stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 95.94 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 94.29 four stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 92.43 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.61 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 92.46 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 88.52 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 92.04 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 82.60 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 80.23 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 74.90 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 64.49 one star
2008-09 02/01/2010 89.99 three stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 93.54 four stars
2006-09 12/01/2007 89.94 three stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 92.80 four stars
2004-09 02/01/2006 71.50 two stars
2003-09 04/01/2005 68.24 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7270753
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN ASSOCIATES BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV INC
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$258,710 0.45% Douglas Seserman Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$285,532 0.50% Philip S. Gomperts Regional Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (NY) 96.19 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
1001 Avenue of the Americas
19th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (800) 962-2248
fax: (212) 302-6443
EIN: 23-7270753

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Board Leadership

Toni Young
President

CEO

Doug Seserman
Chief Executive Officer

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