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American Friends of Hebrew University appoints Wilhelmina Waldman philanthropic officer of Northeast Region

“Wilhelmina is a seasoned philanthropic executive who will be an excellent addition to our Northeast Region team,” says regional executive director Maura Milles.

Wilhelmina Waldman was appointed philanthropic officer of AFHU's Northeast Region. Credit: American Friends of Hebrew University.
Wilhelmina Waldman was appointed philanthropic officer of AFHU's Northeast Region. Credit: American Friends of Hebrew University.

Veteran fundraising executive Wilhelmina Waldman has been appointed philanthropic officer of American Friends of the Hebrew University’s Northeast Region. She will be located in the New York office.

Waldman has more than 20 years of management experience specializing in philanthropy and strategic planning. She will work with the existing Northeast team, reporting to regional executive director Maura Milles.

“Wilhelmina is a seasoned philanthropic executive who will be an excellent addition to our Northeast Region team,” says Milles. “We welcome her to AFHU and look forward to her significant contributions to our organization.”

Prior to joining AFHU, Wilhelmina served as the founding executive director of Well/Beings, a next-gen nonprofit focused on climate change. Prior to that, she was vice president of philanthropy for the ASPCA. In addition, Waldman has worked for a variety of Jewish and Israeli organizations throughout her career and currently serves on the advisory board of JIFA (Jewish Initiative for Animals).

Waldman earned an MBA from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a B.A. in international relations with a focus on Middle Eastern and Judaic studies from The George Washington University. She lives with her family in Glen Ridge, N.J.

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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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