Susan Milamed Appointed Assistant Vice President for Development

Monday, September 1, 2003

Rabbi David Ellenson, President of HUC-JIR, announced that Susan Milamed, HUC-JIR National Director for Institutional Giving, has been named Assistant Vice President for Development.

For the next two years, Susan’s primary responsibility will be to manage HUC-JIR’s $135 million comprehensive capital campaign, which is raising vital annual, programmatic, and endowment funds for the College-Institute. In this capacity, Susan will be working closely with me, Erica Frederick, Vice President for Development, and our deans, school directors, and regional development directors and officers, as well as with our volunteer leadership.

In addition to her six years directing the College-Institute’s fund raising from foundations, federations, and other institutions, Susan brings to her new role at HUC-JIR more than 10 years of experience directing development for non-profit organizations in New York and in Israel. She holds an M.A. in Linguistics from Columbia, where she specialized in Yiddish language and folklore, and an A.B. in Religion from Boston University. She lived in Israel for two years where she both studied and worked professionally.


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