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Anti-Defamation League

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), formerly known as the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, is a Jewish international non-governmental organization based in the United States specializing in civil rights law. It was founded in late September 1913 by the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, a Jewish service organization, in the wake of the contentious murder conviction of Leo Frank. ADL subsequently split from B'nai B'rith and continued as an independent US section 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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Anti-Defamation League
FormationSeptember 1913; 109 years ago (1913-09)
FounderSigmund Livingston
TypeCivil rights law
13-1818723 (EIN)[1]
Legal status501(c)(3) organization
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, US
Esta Gordon Epstein
Jonathan Greenblatt
Revenue (2019)
$80.9 million[2]
Expenses (2019)$82.4 million[2]
Formerly called
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

Jonathan Greenblatt, a former Silicon Valley tech executive and former Obama administration official, succeeded Abraham Foxman as national director in July 2015. Foxman had served in the role since 1987.

ADL headquarters are located in Murray Hill, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The ADL has 25 regional offices in the United States[3] including a Government Relations Office in Washington, DC, as well as an office in Israel and staff in Europe.[4] In its 2019 annual information Form 990, ADL reported total revenues of $92 million, the vast majority from contributions and grants.[5] Its total operating revenue is reported at $80.9 million.[6]