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Amanda Goldstein

Amanda Goldstein

Vice President of Philanthropy and FRD, JFNA

Amanda is a senior philanthropic professional and strategic manager with extensive experience in securing leadership gifts and growing meaningful philanthropic programs.

Amanda joined the Jewish Federations of North America in January of 2021 and currently serves as the Vice President of Philanthropy and FRD. In this role she leads and oversees JFNA’s national fundraising initiatives and high-level philanthropic programs to cultivate transformational philanthropy to resource the North American and global Jewish community. In addition, she partners with the field to develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies for the federation system. Prior to this role Amanda served as Associate Vice President of Principal and Leadership Gifts where she led JFNA’s national fundraising campaigns and created significant opportunities for philanthropic investment. Prior to joining JFNA, Amanda was the Deputy Chief Development Officer for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. In that role she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of unrestricted and restricted fundraising for the organization. In Philadelphia, Amanda developed the program and secured the funding for the Sharon and Joseph Kestenbaum Legacy Philanthropy Program designed to cultivate the next generation of Jewish leaders with significant philanthropic capacity to invest in the Jewish community.

Outside of the Jewish communal space Amanda has held roles of increasing responsibility as the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving as well and the Assistant Vice President of Campaign Programs at the Free Library of Philadelphia. As the AVP, she managed all aspects of fundraising and communications for their $150 million comprehensive campaign, Building Inspiration. Amanda also served as the Associate Director of Development for the Penn Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her time at Penn she secured capacity gifts for the Library’s $47 million campaign and developed their leadership pipeline.

Amanda is originally from NYC and received her BA from Barnard College and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Merion Station, Pennsylvania with her husband Scott and their five young children.