Signaling its continued growth and increased opportunities to support Jewish teens in 10 local communities across the United States, the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative announced that it has hired Sara Allen to serve as its first full-time director. The collaborative is comprised of 15 national and local funders committed to learning together, to sharing best practices and to investing in community-based Jewish teen education and engagement initiatives in these 10 collaborative communities across the country.
Allen has nearly two decades of experience in both the private sector and Jewish organizational worlds, with expertise in strategic planning, marketing and development, millennial engagement and leadership development and new technology. Most recently, she was senior vice president at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, where, among other responsibilities, she led the multimillion dollar NuRoots engagement initiative. Prior to her work there, Allen consulted for Nintendo of America, Skype Technologies and NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation, among other organizations and companies.
Along with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, members of the Funder Collaborative include Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Boston); the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund (San Francisco); the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati; the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta; the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles; the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago; the Jewish Federation of San Diego County; the Jim Joseph Foundation; the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah; the Marcus Foundation; the Rose Community Foundation (Denver); the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; and the UJA-Federation of New York.