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Alumna Addie Goodman named Chief Advancement Officer for Jewish Community Centers Chicago

Alumna Addie Goodman named Chief Advancement Officer for Jewish Community Centers Chicago

Jewish Community Centers (JCC) Chicago welcomes the addition of Chief Advancement Officer Addie Goodman to the senior management team.  Goodman will lead the strategic design and implementation of all Agency development activities around major gifts, campaigns, individual donor stewardship, private and family foundations and endowments.

Having served as the face of fundraising for organizations of impact, Goodman is a proven development professional with a passion for making a difference. “Addie brings a wealth of knowledge and success to this role, having built a reputation as a strategic thinker, relationship builder and fundraising leader,” says Alan Sataloff, CEO, JCC Chicago. “She knows how to create a culture of giving.”

“I’m a builder,” says Goodman, a long time Evanston resident.  “I love to join an organization that’s in a place of growth.  That’s what I see in the JCC.  I know I can play an instrumental role in that growth. It’s very exciting to bring my experience to the table and help build fundraising programs to grow and sustain the JCC’s of Chicago.”  

Using her talents to inspire a culture of giving, Goodman created philanthropic programs with strong roots. In leadership roles at the Youth Job Center of Evanston, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, and most recently as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Baker Demonstration School, Goodman successfully built and trained boards, managed corporate/foundation and special event fundraising and handled all facets of marketing and public relations related to development.  Her fundraising efforts contributed to expanded programs and new facilities that enhanced the lives of a wide spectrum of people.   

On the personal side, Goodman reflected that serving the JCC is like “coming full circle…being home again.” Her first job as a lifeguard at the Bernard Horwich JCC in Rogers Park was where she met her future husband of 17 years, Sam.  Her four children –  Grace, Henry, Will and Charlie -- have been active at the JCC.  

Goodman graduated with a double major in English and Japanese Language and Culture from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and a Master of Arts degree in Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.  Goodman’s partnership with agencies that serve children and families, from emergency and support services to educating today’s young minds, has provided drive and purpose throughout her career.

About JCC Chicago - Founded as the Chicago Hebrew Institute in 1903 in order to serve the Chicago area’s growing population of Jewish immigrants, JCC Chicago’s core offerings include Early Childhood Services, Children and Teen Programs, Family Programs and Events, Adult Programs, Recreation and Wellness, and Day and Residential Camping. Bringing Jewish values to life to more than 24,000 participants, more than 1.4 million times each year, JCC enriches lives and builds community across metropolitan Chicago.  JCC Chicago is a nonprofit organization and is a partner in serving our community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation. gojcc.org.

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