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JCF/JFSA introduce new Chief Development Officer and VP of Strategy and Community Impact

The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) and Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona (JFSA) are excited to welcome Emily Richman as our new Chief Development Officer and Amy Glass, PhD, as our new Vice President of Strategy & Community Impact. They are both great additions to the organizations as well as to the Tucson Jewish community.

Emily Richman, CDO, has a wealth of experience in the world of Jewish nonprofits. She worked in fundraising and operations at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (JFGP) for nearly two decades, where she led multiple record-breaking Annual Campaigns. In addition to her work on the Annual Campaign, she spearheaded several development projects, including growing the endowment, building a corporate sponsorship program, and executing mission trips.

Emily is a graduate of the inaugural class of JFGP’s Wechsler Leadership Development Institute.

“It is my great honor to join the Federation and Foundation, and to lead a team of strong professionals focused on community impact through philanthropy,” said Richman. “I am excited to bring my 18 years of experience in development to Tucson, and to work with our current and future stakeholders. Tucson’s Jewish community has deep roots; my family and I are eager to plant our own as we make Tucson our home.”

Amy Glass joins the team as the new VP of Strategy & Community Impact. She served as the Director of Community Planning and Impact at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta for over 7 years, where she led numerous initiatives relating to collective impact, allocations, grants, innovation, and more.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to work together with the Jewish community in Tucson. Together, we will create opportunities for stronger Jewish engagement and growth across all ages in our community.”

Amy earned her PhD in Social Policy from Brandeis University and a Master’s degree in social work from Simmons College. Prior to working at the Federation in Atlanta, Amy worked at Georgia State University where she helped start the Center for Collaborative Social Work and the Center of Excellence in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health.

Lindsey Baker, Chief Operating Officer for JFSA and JCF, is delighted to welcome her new colleagues: “We are so thrilled to be adding two outstanding professionals to the executive team at the JFSA and JCF! Both Emily and Amy bring robust nonprofit experience and have held leadership positions at Jewish Federations. Having their expertise, passion for Jewish communal life, intellect, and drive for impacting change will undoubtedly benefit our community and organizations. I am excited to welcome Emily and Amy (and their families) to Tucson.”