The Jewish charity that benefits mostly non-Jews
The Jewish Guild for the Blind, one of the fastest growing charities in the U.S., is is not Jewish at all, despite its name.
Washington — As the head of a charity ranked among the fastest-growing in the nation, and with an overall compensation package of more than $800,000, Alan R. Morse just might be one of the highest-paid nonprofit executives in the Jewish world.
But as president and CEO of the Jewish Guild for the Blind, Morse is not a well-known figure in the Jewish community. In fact, in his view, the charity he heads, despite its name, is not Jewish at all. “We are a healthcare organization, the largest of our kind in the country, and not a Jewish Federation or social agency,” Morse stated in an e-mail exchange with the Forward.