Atlanta Jewish and business community leader, Robert Arogeti, to serve as first Board Chair under the new name of ImpactIsrael

We are pleased to announce that Robert Arogeti has assumed the role of Board Chair of ImpactIsrael, effective January 1, 2020. Arogeti was unanimously elected at ImpactIsrael’s biennial Board of Directors meeting on Nov. 19, 2019, in New York City; he will serve a three-year term as Board Chair.

History with ImpactIsrael

He recently served a three-year term as ImpactIsrael’s National Campaign Chair (2017-2019). He succeeds George W. Blank, whose three year tenure (2017-2019) included the creation of a comprehensive five-year strategic plan, the establishment of a new soccer/sports field at Yemin Orde Youth Village, two highly-successful fundraising galas in New York and the national brand launch of ImpactIsrael. 

Robert has supported ImpactIsrael’s vital mission in Israel since 1997. He has toured Israel more than a dozen times with his family, friends and Jewish organizations, and has always included a visit to Yemin Orde Youth Village on these trips.  Additionally, he and his wife Amy, have hosted Yemin Orde graduates and staff at their home for local fundraising events, and have played an integral and supportive role in bringing the Village’s youth to Atlanta for special events.

“It is my honor to serve as Board Chair as our new name, ImpactIsrael, is launched on a national level and to continue the great work of George Blank and our dedicated volunteer board,” Arogeti said. “I am excited to lead our board’s collective effort to raise the national profile of our organization so we can engage more supporters and expand our transformative Village Way educational methodology to thousands more at-risk youth in Israel.”

Connection to Atlanta

Robert is deeply committed to Atlanta’s Jewish community and has previously served in many volunteer leadership positions. Some of the positions include: Board Chair, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta; Chair, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Campaign for Community Needs; Board Member and Treasurer, Weber High School of Atlanta, Emory University Hillel, Jewish Family Services of Atlanta; Founder and Treasurer, American Israel Chamber of Commerce; Member and Regional Chair, UJC National Young Leadership Cabinet.

Professionally, he serves as partner emeritus of Aprio, LLP, a top 100 accounting firm. For the last twenty years, his practice has focused on individual and family tax and financial issues. He has worked in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, wealth transfer, and charitable planning in addition to overall income tax planning that affects individual and fiduciary clients.

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