Director of Family and Corporate Philanthropy, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Jillian Wagenheim is currently the Director of Family and Corporate Philanthropy at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
She began her six-year tenure in the Women & Philanthropy Department where she learned the ins and outs of development work.
In recent years, she has held the title of both Senior Philanthropic Advisor and Senior Development Officer focusing on the "Under 40" population.
This has included working with the Atlanta members of Jewish Federations of North Americaâ€™s National Young Leadership Cabinet
, managing the "Under 40
" Major Donor Campaign, and maintaining a portfolio of several hundred donors whom she
assisted in reaching their philanthropic goals.
As a result of a generous gift by an Atlanta family, she
worked with two generations of family members to develop and lead a mission to Israel and Poland tailored to engage future leadership, ages 30-45.
Over the last two years, she
has been instrumental in building the Atlanta Federationâ€™s Family Philanthropy program.
In addition to her work with the "Under 40" population, Jillianâ€™s responsibilities were expanded this past year as she helped to create a comprehensive Corporate Sponsorship program, which she now manages.
Before joining Federation in 2007, Jillian was the Director of Membership Services at Ahavath Achim Synagogue, the largest and oldest Conservative synagogue in Atlanta.
While there, she
implemented programs focused on engaging the next generation in synagogue life which earned the synagogue national recognition with a Gold Solomon Schechter Award.
Prior to working in the Jewish community, Jillian taught 5th grade in an Atlanta elementary school for three years after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Michigan State University in 2002.