The Northeast Region covers the area from Virginia to Vermont, with a strong presence in New York, where the ORT America headquarters are located. We also operate in Long Island, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and other major hubs throughout the Northeast. Many national board members, ORT Guardians (organization members for over five decades) and ORT alumni reside within the Northeast Region, making it a major contributor to ORT America’s fundraising efforts and activities. Numerous World ORT representatives visit the northeast corridor for events and speaking engagements throughout the year.
Cultivating major gift ($5,000+) donors, expanding our significant Next Gen cadre of younger supporters, reinvigorating chapters, and expanding outreach to new ORTists are top on the list of objectives for this region.
I have been associated with ORT more than 15 years. My claim to fame is neither my mother and no one in my family were ORTists. A dear friend and long term board member introduced me to the organization and I was hooked from the beginning. In my role as Chair of the Executive Committee, I look to serve and assist the President and learn from him for when my term as President begins. Seeing is believing. My wife Karen and I in the past year visited Ort schools in Israel and Mexico. To say they were eye openers is a gross understatement. The students and faculty were amazing both in their engagement and obvious appreciation in being a part of the Ort organization.
– Neil Model, ORT America, Chairman of Executive Committee