American Society of the University of Haifa expands development team

Bay Area-based Scott Brockman and New Jersey-based Kevin Leopold, each with more than 25 years of high-level experience, join the organization as Vice Presidents of Development.

Kevin Leopold (left) and Scott Brockman have both assumed the position of vice president of development at American Society of the University of Haifa. Credit: Courtesy.
Kevin Leopold (left) and Scott Brockman have both assumed the position of vice president of development at American Society of the University of Haifa. Credit: Courtesy.

Two Jewish nonprofit leaders, each with more than 25 years of high-level experience and expertise in the field, have joined the executive team of American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH), both assuming the position of Vice President of Development.

Scott Brockman, who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, has led organizations that have strategically reimagined themselves and grown to expand their impact. He served as Director of Campaign Outreach and Expansion at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Executive Director of the Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, and Southern Regional Director for J Street, before becoming Executive Director of American Friends of Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam, where he focused on the issue of shared society. Most recently, he was Executive Director of a JCC without walls in Sonoma County, California.

Kevin Leopold, who is based in northern New Jersey, specializes in strategy development and fundraising management. In particular, he works to build meaningful relationships and trust with stakeholders and matches their philanthropic goals with funding needs and priorities to maximize meaningful impact for both the organization and donors. He served as Executive Director of the Jewish Home Foundation of North Jersey as well as Northeast Executive Director of Americans for Ben-Gurion University. At the latter organization, he led campaigns that secured seed funding for unique university-to-university projects and international scholarships for Bedouin students.

ASUH is dedicated to increasing awareness and financial support for University of Haifa to ensure its continued excellence in teaching, research, and community service. ASUH cultivates relationships and serves as a vital connection between the University and its friends, supporters, alumni, and partner institutions in the U.S.

With a student population of 18,000 University of Haifa serves more immigrants, minorities, and first-generation university students than any other Israeli university. As northern Israel’s largest research university, the institution brings jobs, security, and stability to its city and region, while greatly increasing its graduates’ opportunities for social mobility and building a new middle class.

“I am delighted to welcome Scott and Kevin to our senior development team as part of the expansion of our work to amplify University of Haifa’s transformative impact on Israeli society,” said Naomi Reinharz, CEO of ASUH. “Whether it be through producing cutting-edge research that is highly respected worldwide, empowering marginalized populations, cultivating coexistence, or driving socioeconomic growth in northern Israel, University of Haifa presents a special story that can personally resonate with a diverse array of supporters of Israel throughout the U.S. Scott and Kevin will play leading roles in enabling far more Americans to discover and connect with this story.”

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