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Jane Karlin

Jane Karlin

Adjunct Associate Professor

Jane F. Karlin has enjoyed a distinguished career as a fundraiser and leader of institutional advancement programs. Since her introduction to development at Pace University, she has held senior positions at New York University, The New School, Hadassah, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and The Jewish Agency for Israel. During her tenures she has built fundraising capacity, led capital campaigns, secured transformational gifts, developed board leadership, enhanced donor communication and stewardship, and motivated staff and volunteers to achieve aspirational goals. In June 2019 she retired from the Jewish Agency, where she was Senior Vice President for Israel and Global Philanthropy, to teach and pursue research interests reflecting the intersection of philanthropy and American culture. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the George H. Heyman Jr. Program for Philanthropy and Fundraising in the Center for Global Affairs at the NYU School of Professional Studies. She serves on the Skidmore College Alumni Association Board and on the Women of Reform Judaism Board, which supports women’s engagement in Reform congregations across the United States and Canada. She is also on the Steering Committee of Allies in Action, an initiative aligned with the newly- formed organization Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy. She is a former President of Women in Development New York and holds degrees from Skidmore College (BA), Brown University (AM), and New York University (Ph.D.).

Currently Teaching

Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations

Learn about the solicitation process and management tools, such as moves management, prospect research, and identification of major prospects.

Annual Appeal Campaigns

Acquire annual appeal process fundamentals and techniques to increase individual donors’ support, and learn how to cultivate new donors.