Our Mission Statement

Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is a non-profit organization that brings together alumni to counter anti-Semitism that is affecting far too many university and college campuses, while also promoting an open and fair dialogue on campus regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict.  ACF works in partnership with StandWithUs.

ACF mobilizes alumni to press their alma maters to provide: (i) a safe and welcoming environment for students and faculty who feel a connection to Israel; and (ii) a comprehensive education, rather than activist propaganda, especially with respect to Israel.

We believe that alumni are important stakeholders in their university/college communities. Yet many alumni, even those actively involved with their alma maters, are unaware of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel which are spreading across campuses in the United States. Alumni are unaware that BDS and its supporters among faculty and students have created an increasingly toxic anti-Israel environment on campus, one which often encourages both open and subtle forms of bullying of the pro-Israel student community, as well as an increase in anti-Semitism.

ACF educates alumni across the United States so that they will be aware if BDS is making an impact at their alma maters. ACF also serves as a mentor and clearinghouse for alumni to organize into individual campus groups which in turn act effectively at their alma maters to fight anti-Semitism and promote greater fairness to Israel and its supporters. ACF provides advice for creating and structuring such groups, and helps them determine and implement the strategies that will work best at their particular campuses. ACF also provides a means by which alumni groups at various campuses can share experiences and insights.

ACF does not take official positions on political issues regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, other than its commitment to the existence of Israel as a Jewish homeland with safe and secure borders.

ACF Leadership

Through the founding members' experience with ACF's first chapter at Vassar College, ACF leadership has developed real tools to share with ACF's other chapters. These include ways to: organize the alumni; identify sympathetic faculty members; gather information regarding the campus atmosphere; develop effective communication with the administration and board of trustees; and use social media and the press to increase alumni impact.

Avi D. Gordon

Executive Director
Binghamton '10 with nearly a decade of experience in the Jewish non-profit sector, including a robust background as a campus professional.

Joel Bond

Associate Director
San Diego State '15 with experience on 6 political campaigns over 3 cycles and significant nonprofit experience in the secular and Jewish sectors.

Susan Julien-Levitt

Executive Director Emerita & ACF Co-Founder
An alumna of Vassar College (‘82) and New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of
Business (‘88) with an M.B.A. in Finance, Susan spent two decades leading complex financial transactions as a Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank, Bank of America and National Australia Bank in New York. In addition to co-founding ACF, Susan was ACF’s first Executive Director (2015-2017). In 2017, she was honored by The Algemeiner by her inclusion in the Jewish 100 (“J100”) List of the Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life for her vision, leadership and impact as Executive Director of ACF.

Laurie R. Josephs

ACF Co-Founder
A graduate of Vassar College (‘78, first in class) and Harvard Law School (‘81, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review), Laurie spent many years practicing corporate litigation, most recently at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LP, from which she retired in 2012. She co-founded the alumni group “Fairness to Israel” at Vassar.

Mark Banschick, MD

ACF Co-Founder
Graduating from Vassar College in 1978, Mark went on to get a medical degree at Tel Aviv
University, followed by specialty training at Georgetown University Hospital and New York-
Presbyterian Hospital. He is the author of The Intelligent Divorce book series and writes regularly for Psychology Today, with 30,000 visitors a week.

Jerry Rothstein

Committee Member
Art Center College of Design ‘72. Co-founder, COO and Marketing Director of StandWithUs, Founder of R&M Marketing and President of Infowit Software.