Amy Weinstein joins Tidewater Jewish Foundation as development strategist

by | Jan 18, 2024 | Other News

Staff report
A seasoned professional in the field of philanthropy and development, Amy Weinstein is rejoining Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s team as its development strategist in March.

“Amy’s return to TJF marks a significant milestone for us,” says Naomi Limor Sedek, TJF’s president and CEO.

“Her profound connection to the Jewish
community and her exceptional fund-raising, development, and community relations skills are invaluable assets. We are confident that her contributions will greatly impact the growth and sustainability of our Jewish legacy.”

When Weinstein served as TJF’s director of development, 2015 – 2017, she was responsible for developing the Foundation’s relationships with affiliates to cultivate, solicit, and steward planned giving donors and prospective donors, regionally and nationwide. Recently, she volunteered as a member of TJF’s Strategic Planning Task Force and has been instrumental in shaping the strategic roadmap. In her new role as development strategist, Weinstein will capitalize on this experience, driving TJF’s vision for a sustainable Jewish future.

As the development strategist, Weinstein will help shape the Foundation’s multi-generational endowment development plan, including teen philanthropy, LIFE & LEGACY, and Jewish Future Pledge programs. She will steward the organization’s planned giving program, communicating its benefits to affiliated agencies, donors, and prospects.

“Rejoining TJF in a strategic capacity is a true honor,” says Weinstein. “The opportunity to contribute to the Jewish community in such a meaningful way is incredibly fulfilling. I am eager to bring my experience and passion to this role, and I look forward to working with the team to achieve our ambitious goals.”

Weinstein most recently served as vice president of marketing and development for Beth Sholom Village. She is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Hampton Roads, was director of development at Eggleston, and was the director of the Young Adult Division at United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. Weinstein holds a Master of Social Work from University of Pennsylvania and a graduate certificate of Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College. In 2015, she received her Certified Fund-Raising Executive designation.