Vice President, Negev and Galil
Bud Levin (Los Angeles, CA) was CEO of the Midwest Petroleum Company for 30 years. Deeply involved in the world of Jewish fundraising from both the lay and professional perspective, Bud began his career as a lay leader in St. Louis 40 years ago. There he served as Chairman of the St. Louis Jewish Federation campaign. He has held various positions with the UJA, including Lifetime National Vice Chairman. In 1992 he left private business to work as a head of UJA’s $100,000 Division, then was Chief Development Officer for the Michael Steinhardt Foundation. In 1997 Bud and his wife Judy established the J&B Levin Fundraising consulting firm. In 2002, they re-joined the lay leadership world as volunteers. In that year Bud joined the volunteer ranks of JNF, when he retired from his fundraising consulting company. He is a past Vice President of Campaign, and a Negev Society and World Chairman’s Council member. Bud’s youngest son made aliyah this year, joined the IDF and is in a special paratroopers unit.