Atlantan Doug Ross has been appointed to the Birthright Israel Foundation board of directors.

Ross brings a history of Jewish communal leadership and passion for Birthright Israel to the position after serving as the chairman of the Birthright Israel Atlanta Leadership Council since 2012.

Doug Ross

Doug Ross

Ross has led the effort to increase support for the Birthright Israel Foundation in Atlanta and has grown the Leadership Council to 43 active members.

Ross’ involvement with Jewish communal organizations includes service as a campaign volunteer for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta since 1985 and as chairman of the Atlanta AIPAC campaign since 2012. He first connected with Birthright Israel after his son Jacob participated in 2010.

“Doug’s extensive experience as a lay leader in the Jewish community will be a tremendous asset to our leadership, professional team and participants,” said David Fisher, the president of the Birthright Israel Foundation. Fisher said he hopes that Ross’ passion and dedication to the program and its participants “will inspire our greater community to become involved in the important work we do.”

Ross, a 1978 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley. He and his wife of 34 years, Robyn, have two sons, Stephen and Jacob.

“I believe that many of tomorrow’s dynamic community leaders will come from the ranks of passionate, educated Birthright Israel alumni,” Ross said. “By supporting Birthright Israel Foundation, the Atlanta Jewish community is investing in its own future, and I am proud to serve on its board of directors.”