Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s American Associates elects new leader


( Toni Young is the new president of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU), an initiative based in New York City supporting the university and Negev community.

Young, an author, has served on the national boards of the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Toni Young, the new president of the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University. Credit: Courtesy. 

“I’m excited about this new challenge and look forward to building upon and expanding the initiatives that Lloyd Goldman and other former AABGU presidents and board members have developed so successfully,” said Young, formerly the first female president of the Jewish Federation of Delaware.

Young replaces New York real estate mogul Lloyd Goldman, who served as AABGU president for four years.

“I’m particularly thrilled to serve during the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 2020 Vision 50th Anniversary Campaign,” she said. “I plan to increase connections between the American community and BGU, and bring in new friends and supporters who understand the miracle we are creating in the Negev desert and how important BGU is to the success of Israel.”

Posted on September 19, 2016 .