Jason Arison, third generation to the Arison family’s legacy of giving, serves as the foundation’s chairman since 2009. He is also a board member of Arison Investments, Matan – Investing in the Community, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and is the founder of ArtPort that advances artists in a new social arena.
His previous positions included CEO of The Ted Arison Family Foundation (2007-09), and various other roles in the foundation prior to that, since 2002. Under his leadership, the foundation realizes the vision of creating meaningful social change, through strategic philanthropy and social investments. Each year, the foundation invests in a large number of organizations and projects in diverse fields of operation, including Education, Culture, Art, and Sports, Children and Youth, Population in Distress, Disabilities and Special Needs, and Health.
Jason Arison was ranked one of Forbes Israel’s Top Ten Influencers in the World of Art (2012), and he received the prestigious King Solomon Award for The Ted Arison Family Foundation’s support of the America-Israel Cultural Fund (AICF) (2012).
Shlomit de Vries
Shlomit de Vries serves as the CEO of The Ted Arison Family Foundation since 2011. For almost two decades since joining the Arison Group in 1999, she has served in various positions, including personal assistant to owner Shari Arison, Director of Donations for Organizations Division at the foundation, Deputy CEO, and Deputy Chairman of the foundation.
Shlomit serves as co-chairman of the Forum of Foundations in Israel since 2011, she is a member of the Forum for Foundation Leadership in Israel within the framework of Shitufim – Strategies for Social Impact, a member of the Council on Foundations, a member of the Presidential Volunteer Medal Selection Committee (2013), and a board member of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN).
Deputy CEO & CFO
Racheli Cohen is the foundation’s CFO for almost a decade, also named Deputy CEO. Within the scope of her responsibilities, Racheli oversees the financial management of all of the foundation’s social investments and its overall philanthropic activity.
VP of Vision Ventures
After a decade as CEO of Ruach Tova (Hebrew for Good Spirit), Israel’s home for volunteering and organizers of Shari Arison’s initiative Good Deeds Day, Kaynan was appointed the foundation’s VP of Vision Ventures. Previously, Kaynan held positions in social welfare and educational organizations in Israel.
VP Social Investments
Since joining the foundation in 2001, Yifat Shmuelevitz has served in a variety of roles, including Representative of the Grants for Organizations Division, Director of the Monitoring and Supervision Department, and Manager of the ArtPort Vision Venture Setup Team. She represents the foundation in diverse strategic and cross-sector partnerships.
She is a graduate of The Program for Nonprofit Management and Jewish Leadership at The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, and The Program for Social Leadership by Kolot.