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New Young Adult Officer at Jewish Federation Will Develop Jewish Cincinnati’s Next Leaders
I’m pleased to welcome Jaynie Levinson to the Federation as our new Development Officer in the Young Adult Division (YAD). Jaynie is returning to Cincinnati from Colorado, where she was a Senior Admissions Counselor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her experience in recruiting and engaging young people will be invaluable in her new role at the Federation.
We are excited to see her build on the success of Beyond 2020 and help develop a vibrant and committed young adult community in Cincinnati. Already she has brought passion and energy into the office; I know that enthusiasm will translate to young adults in Jewish Cincinnati as well. —Danielle
Here is the public relations release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati has named Jaynie Levinson as its new Development Officer in the Young Adult Division (YAD). As the YAD Development Officer, Levinson will identify, cultivate, and develop young Jewish leaders and connect them to organizations in the Jewish community of Cincinnati. In addition, she will create a culture of philanthropy among Millennials and younger generations, and oversee events aimed at creating an even more robust Jewish community for young adults in Cincinnati.
The Young Adult initiatives Levinson will lead include the National Young Leadership Cabinet, a premier leadership and philanthropic program; the Ben-Gurion society, a national donor recognition society for young adults, ages 25-45; LEAD (Lead-Educate-Act-Develop), a leadership development program for young professionals; Beyond 2020, an initiative to engage young adults in Jewish Cincinnati; and the YAD Board.
“We are thrilled to have Jaynie on board at the Federation,” said Assistant Development Director Lindsey Wade. “Her infectious personality and inspirational leadership style make her the ideal person to engage young adults in Jewish Cincinnati. Jaynie will help establish a sense of community among young adults today and cultivate their skills and commitment so the next generation’s Jewish Cincinnati will be as vibrant as today’s.”
Although originally from Cincinnati, Levinson, a Sycamore High School and Ohio University grad, comes to the Jewish Federation from Boulder, Colorado, where she served as Senior Admissions Counselor at the University of Colorado Boulder.
One of Levinson’s first major projects will be to assist in the development of an inclusive Jewish young adult website for “everything Jewish” in Cincinnati. The Beyond 2020 website is funded by the Jewish Innovation Funds and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati; it was inspired by the ideas of the more than 300 participants in the Beyond 2020 program.
“I am so honored to work with a group of people that care about the community and care about bettering Cincinnati and our world,” Levinson said. “It truly excites me to be a part this motivating team. My hope is to bring young professionals into our community, to help cultivate leaders for the future, and to make the young adult Jewish community in Cincinnati thrive!”