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Stamford, Conn. – Mar. 3, 2020 – Americares, the health-focused relief and development organization, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jenny Goldstein to senior vice president and chief development officer. In this elevated role, Goldstein will provide both strategic leadership and hands-on tactical execution of fundraising efforts for Americares health programs worldwide. She will be responsible for all corporate, foundation and individual giving, including more than $900 million in annual product donations from pharmaceutical and medical supply companies.
“Jenny has made significant contributions over the past four years, helping to bring our donors closer to Americares mission of saving lives and improving health for people affected by poverty or disaster,” said Americares Executive Vice President and Incoming President and CEO Christine Squires. “Her proven track record of expanding resources, cultivating strategic partnerships and effective team building will be invaluable as we continue to expand Americares health programs and we are excited to have her join the senior leadership team.”
Goldstein brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in resource development and international and domestic program management. Prior to being named senior vice president and chief development officer, Goldstein served as vice president of individual philanthropy for Americares where she oversaw a team of development professionals stewarding relationships with supporters nationwide.
“I am honored and excited to take on the role of senior vice president and chief development officer,” said Goldstein. “I look forward to continuing to grow our resources so that we can improve health for even more families around the world.”
Prior to joining Americares in 2016, Goldstein served as the director of development at Digital Divide Data, a social enterprise organization that delivers digital content, data and research services to its clients while creating sustainable tech opportunities for low-income families in Kenya, Laos and Cambodia. Prior to that, she served as the director of donor engagement at American Jewish World Service where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of major donors and overseeing international donor and volunteer service trips.
Goldstein earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Brandeis University and holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, as well as a master’s degree in Hebrew and Judaic studies from New York University. She is an active member of congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, Conn., where her husband, Evan Schultz, is the senior rabbi. Goldstein lives in Fairfield, Conn., with her husband and three children.