The Hadassah Foundation, which invests in social change to empower girls and women in Israel and the United States, has named Stephanie Blumenkranz as Director.
Blumenkranz will work in close partnership with the Hadassah Foundation board to deepen and execute the Foundation’s grant-making programs, develop strategies to raise additional funds, cultivate new and existing donors, and expand the visibility of the Foundation to the broader Jewish community.
Blumenkranz previously served as Associate Director at the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY). During her tenure at JWFNY, she oversaw $3.2 million in grants to 137 programs in 21 countries. She played an instrumental role in strengthening their grant making practices, growing and engaging their donor base, and creating impactful education campaigns that led to institutional and policy changes.
She is a board member of the Women’s City Club and a Global Circle Steering Committee member of American Jewish World Service; she also served as a Community Connections Fellow for The Center for Community Leadership at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and as a member of the Young Leadership Network at Philanthropy NY.
Blumenkranz graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned a master’s degree from New York University’s Steinhardt School and obtained an Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service.