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Managing Director of the Orthodox Union & Founder, Teach Coalition

As Orthodox Union Managing Director, Maury is responsible for overseeing all institutional advancement, marketing and communications, and political advocacy functions of the OU. These responsibilities include overseeing an international fundraising campaign of $40 million dollars annually, a marketing and communications operation for over 20 departments, and a national advocacy operation that advocates for over $350 million dollars in annual aid to community institutions.

As Founder of the Teach Coalition, Maury Litwack has grown the organization from a single staffer to a multi-state network responsible for billions of dollars in new state funding to non-public schools. Today Teach is hundreds of schools strong and counts a national core of over 1,000 politically active lay leaders and thousands of engaged parent and student activists to deliver their message to elected officials and candidates both at the statehouse and back home. His work has helped move long stalled legislation in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, California and Maryland to benefit children and schools in those states. It has also meant a historic series of firsts: the first-ever funding for security guards in non-public schools, the first ever STEM teacher grant for non-public schools in the nation, and the first-time summer camps were named eligible for security grant, and the first ever Kosher and Halal pilot program for all.

A sought-after expert in lobbying strategy, educational policy, and nonprofit fundraising, Litwack is a go-to source for journalists. Litwack has been regularly named to City and State Magazine and Insider NJ’s annual list of the most influential people in NJ & NY politics. Litwack has presented in more than 25 cities and keynoted national conferences. He has also published numerous articles on fundraising, political strategy, and educational policy including as a regular contributor to Mishpacha magazine. Maury’s thoughts on politics can be heard weekly in the Power Politics Podcast, a Mishpacha magazine production.

Prior to joining the Orthodox Union, Litwack served on the intergovernmental affairs staff for Miami-Dade County, the sixth largest county in the nation. He also served as a legislative advisor in the United States Congress, specializing in foreign affairs and education policy. As a volunteer, Maury has chaired the Development Committees of two schools and one synagogue with collective budgets of $22 million dollars and in 2020 was named Alumnus of the Year for the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland.