Advancement

Harriet Schleifer and Elliott Rose, Co-Chairs

Mission: To raise funds and identify, cultivate and empower lay leadership of the Westchester/Fairfield region to create and support AJC activities.  Fundraising and leadership development are accomplished through a variety of programming and direct solicitation efforts.

Background:  Given the threat of terrorism, the emergence of hostile global powers, the enormous challenges to Israel's continued existence as a Jewish state, the need to safeguard the well-being of Jews through the world as well as protect the rights of all people, AJC's  mission has never been more important.  AJC depends solely on the community's financial support in order to carry out its crucial work. Over 75% of AJC's income is raised through its annual campaign.

Recent Activities

Fundraising - Annual Campaign, Challenge Grant, Planned Giving Initiative.

Individual meetings with donors and prospects.

Annual Gala honoring E. Robert Goodkind and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Westchester/Fairfield region featuring a keynote by Rabbi David Ellenson.    

The Judge Learned Hand Award Dinner honoring Mary McInnis Boies and Robert Feder and featuring a keynote address by Graham Allison and remarks from Congresswoman Nita Lowey.

Pre-event dinners at parlor meetings, select Connecticut programs and at the Westchester Jewish Film Festival at the Jacob Burns Film Center.  

Intimate parlor meetings, featuring notable AJC experts, Project Interchange participants and diplomats.