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JDC Ranked in Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy 400 List


Michael Geller / JDC Telephone: (212) 885-0838

Jamie Epstein / JDC Telephone: (212) 885-0849

For Immediate Release

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has been ranked among the top 100 largest nonprofits in the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual Philanthropy 400 list. Based on this ranking, JDC is the largest operating charity in the Jewish philanthropic world.

JDC’s ranking in the Philanthropy 400 is a gratifying acknowledgement of the enormous impact that our global humanitarian aid program has on the lives of vulnerable Jewish populations the world over,” said JDC’s CEO Steven Schwager. “However, in these tough economic times we must continue to ensure that the hungry are fed, the sick are cared for, and that basic needs are met.”

In addition to this ranking, JDC has been the recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for the second consecutive year and was named by Charity Navigator as one of the“10 of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of.” JDC was also among the NonProfit Times’ 2008 Top 100 nonprofits and is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity.

About JDC

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

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