When you invest in the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), you make the network of Israel's supporters on campus smarter and more effective.
At the turn of the millennium, the community of campus Israel supporters was well-intentioned but in need of more strategic and well-coordinated action. With this in mind, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, in partnership with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and an array of pro-Israel campus organizations established ICC. ICC, now an independent organization, leads the way in fostering a strong network of support for Israel on college campuses: training campus professionals and students, leading campaigns to reinstate study abroad to Israel, providing strategic advice, resources and troubleshooting to campuses, offering data and analysis and coordinating national and global campus efforts. ICC gives students, professionals, faculty and administrators the information and support they need to ensure a positive climate for Israel on campus.
Here are some of the things ICC has accomplished in the past decade:
- Continued leading the shift of Israel advocacy from reactive to proactive and strategic, training more than 200 professionals in relationship building via trainings and nine online Interactives.
- Provided consulting and resources to over 100 campuses, including cases at Brooklyn College, Boston University and boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolutions in California.
- Tracked 8,000 total campus Israel activities and their impact on 350 campuses
- Trained and guided 427 interns on 109
- Allocated over $108,000 in grants for 25 new undergraduate campus initiatives
- Spearheaded the award-winning Israel program website Ask Herzl (350 programs, 90 "how-to's," 130 pro-Israel speakers and more than 700 registered users)
- Launched the Center for Academic Engagement, which provides a network of faculty & administrators that mentor pro-Israel students & professionals. Thirty faculty fellows from 20 campuses have been selected for the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Incubated TAMID Israel Investment Group, a student-led organization that connects business-minded students with the Israeli economy
- Reduced barriers to study abroad in Israel and provided grants to promote the opportunity. ICC awarded $5,500 to 10 California campuses to promote study abroad in Israel
Contributions to ICC are tax deductible as provided by law.