Jewish Federations Names New Senior Exec

The Jewish Federations of North America announced today the appointment of Paul M. Kane as senior advisor to the President and CEO of the organization.

In this newly created position, Paul will drive philanthropic strategic planning for the organization, build a vision for global fundraising achievement and program development, strengthen relationships with Jewish Federation partners and stakeholders, and lead JFNA’s Financial Resource Development department.

He will work with the National Campaign Chair, Michael Lebovitz, and with Jerry Silverman to develop the FRD strategy for JFNA and work closely with Federation professionals and volunteers across the movement to strengthen their fundraising capacity.

Paul is a widely known Jewish communal professional, who has enjoyed a distinguished 35-year career in the Jewish Federation movement. He comes to JFNA from North America’s largest Jewish Federation in terms of campaign achievement, the UJA-Federation of New York. As Senior Vice-President of the Financial Resource Division of the New York Federation, he oversaw a community wide effort that raised billions of dollars for Jewish needs worldwide. Before joining the New York Federation, Paul worked with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago/Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, also among the largest Jewish Federations.

Paul is also recognized as a mentor to many emerging Federation fundraisers, and has worked alongside professionals and volunteers to develop and nurture important relationships.

The senior advisory position will be in place for three years, during which Paul will help select a senior vice-president of financial resource development for JFNA, and mentor the top FRD professional to ensure a smooth transition.