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American Friends of Hebrew University names senior fundraising executive Alison Freed as CDO

“It is exciting to partner with a dedicated board as we prepare to celebrate the Hebrew University’s 100th year,” she says.

Alison Freed. Credit: Courtesy.
Alison Freed. Credit: Courtesy.

American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) has appointed fundraising management executive Alison (“Ali”) Freed as chief development officer (CDO). She will report to AFHU CEO Joshua Rednik.

“Ali is uniquely qualified for the new role of Chief Development Officer at AFHU with well over 20 years of experience,” says Rednik. “Her skills as a major and principal gifts fundraiser coupled with her management expertise will be of great value in supporting the mission of Hebrew University.”

Prior to joining AFHU, Freed was executive director of development at Penn Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, where she supervised a 10-person team. Before that, she served as senior director for fund development at the Westchester Medical Foundation. Previously, she served as vice president at CCS Fundraising, a leading fundraising consulting firm based in New York City.

“I am thrilled to join the AFHU team,” says Freed. “It is exciting to lead a talented fundraising team and partner with a dedicated board as we prepare to celebrate the Hebrew University’s 100th year.”

Freed has prior experience in the Jewish community having worked at United Jewish Communities (now the Jewish Federations of North America) earlier in her career.

She graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in social work in 2004 and earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from Penn State University in 1999.

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About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s premier academic and research institution. Serving over 23,000 students from 80 countries, the University produces nearly 40% of Israel’s civilian scientific research and has received more than 11,000 patents. Faculty and alumni of the Hebrew University have won eight Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal. For more information about the Hebrew University, visit: http://new.huji.ac.il/en. 
About American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU): American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization based in the United States. AFHU is headquartered in New York and has seven regional offices working in close partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. AFHU provides supporters, Hebrew University alumni, and the public with stimulating programs and events and organizes missions to Israel. The organization’s activities support scholarly and scientific achievement at HU, create scholarships, fund new facilities, and assist the university’s efforts to recruit outstanding new faculty. For more information, visit: www.afhu.org.
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