ORT America was formed in 2007 after the merger of American ORT (founded in 1922) and Women’s American ORT (founded in 1927). It was officially recognized in April 2007 at a celebratory Inaugural Convention in Washington DC. ORT America is the leading fundraising organization for World ORT and has eleven regional offices located in: New Jersey, Florida; Atlanta, GA; Greater Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Cleveland, OH and West Coast and more than 300 chapters throughout the United States representing specific geographic locations, professions and/or specific interests.. ORT America is devoted to identifying and developing emerging leaders, as well as increasing efforts to engage the next generation of ORT supporters.
ORT Canada raises funds through its two principal fundraising organizations, ORT Montreal and ORT Toronto. ORT Canada’s chapters in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver hold regular meetings and successful fundraising events.
ORT UK, established in 1921, is the oldest fundraising organization within the World ORT family. Funds raised in Britain are directed towards specific ORT projects in Israel, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere across the ORT network. British ORT has a varied social calendar with events ranging from Business Breakfasts, Gala Dinners, Summer Luncheons, Bridge and Golf tournaments.
Switzerland hosts the World ORT registered office in Geneva. Four fundraising committees are based in Geneva, Basel, Zurich and Berne.
ORT Netherlands, ORT Belgium and ORT Germany
The dedicated ORT fundraising committees of ORT Netherlands, ORT Belgium and ORT Germany make a significant difference to the lives and education of hundreds of students and their communities in Israel and elsewhere.