CharityWatch REPORT
Issued September 2017

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

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According to the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, SWC reports for Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons (IRS Form 990 Schedule L, Part IV):

(1) A $38,000 transaction for "Consulting" paid to Annette Blum, who has a family relationship with SWC;
(2) A $188,717 transaction for "Employee" paid to Aron Hier, who has a family relationship with SWC; and
(3) A $313,798 transaction for "Employee" paid to Marlene Hier, who has a family relationship with SWC.

Regarding the above family relationships, Part VII of the SWC Form 990 reports: Rabbi Marvin Hier as "Pres CEO Fndr Dean"; Marlene Hier as "Director, Membership Div."; Aron Hier as "Director, Campus Outreach"; and Richard Blum as a Board of Trustee.

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