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.