Hi, I'm Samantha. Pleased to meet you.


Hi! I’m writing to you from my new desk at the Jewish Funders Network where, earlier this month, I became the Director of Member Services.

Here at JFN, I’m responsible for engaging with the network (that means you!), creating opportunities to cultivate interconnectedness and, ultimately, strengthening our impact on the Jewish philanthropic community and the world.

With so many members around the world, I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me, and am truly looking forward to getting to know you over the coming months. I hope we’ll get to meet in person at our upcoming conference in Los Angeles on March 17-19.

I’m passionately committed to the power of philanthropy to making positive change in the world. I come to JFN with a deep background in philanthropy and social innovation (here's my bio), and am excited to be your go-to resource, helping you mobilize your interests, and providing a forum for you to discuss the big questions facing the Jewish community and the world at large. Like JFN as a whole: I’m here to put your ideas into action.

In the coming weeks, I will be making calls and scheduling trips to meet with our members, learn more about your interests, and discover how JFN can be a resource that helps you be more effective and strategic in your philanthropy. In the meantime, please feel free to drop me a line ([email protected]) or call (212-726-0177 x210) to introduce yourself, or if you have any thoughts or questions you’d like to bounce off me.

As you know, building bridges—among funders, and between funders and the community—is a major priority for JFN, and I’m thrilled to be connected to this powerful network of nearly 1000 philanthropists worldwide. I look forward to helping you build a more vibrant, meaningful, inclusive, interconnected, creative and compassionate world.

Very best,

— Samantha