Mark Kalish

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Having served Agudath Israel of America (AIA) for more than a decade, Mark Kalish spearheaded the unprecedented expansion of AIA into 27 states, bringing its operations from $5000 to $3M in less than five years.  His strong relationships and fundraising abilities attracted tens of millions of dollars in state and federal aid to communities in need nationwide, which have been recognized through numerous professional and community awards.  Mark leverages his longstanding relationships, grasp of state and federal government operations, and strategic expertise to help his clients achieve their goals.


  • Recognition for the development of a strong grass roots movement in the area of school choice The Walton Family Foundation – Bentonville, AK 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • New York State Senate Proclamation from Senate Majority Leader, Dean Skelos for “tireless assistance to the community during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy…(taking) the initiative of spearheading the Achiezer/CAP international fundraising campaign which brought $8M in relief funds directly to community residents”. 2013
  • Recognition from Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano for “spirited leadership, dedication and support” during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 2013
  • Community Recognition Award – Achiezer Annual Dinner 2013
  • Recognition for “Excellence in Community Service and Promoting School Choice” Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation – Indianapolis, IN 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Guest of Honor – Agudath Israel, Midwest Region’s Annual Dinner 2010
  • Alumnus of the Year – Cincinnati Hebrew Day School Annual Dinner 2009
  • Award for the development of critical school choice advocacy efforts in Ohio and the Midwest Ruth and Lovette Peters Foundation – Boston, MA 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Certificate of Honorable Service Governor Matt Blunt – Missouri 2005
  • Certificate of Honorable Service Agudath Israel of Illinois – at the 4th Biennial Midwest Regional Convention 2005
  • Certificate of Honorable Service President Todd Stroger III, Cook County, IL 2005
  • Certificate of Honorable Service Bikur Cholim Hospital, Israel 2004
  • Certificate of Honorable Community Service The Honorable Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator 2004