Join experienced field leaders as they share their areas of expertise, well-tested ideas and approaches with you and your colleagues. The Ask Me Anything (AMA): Development series will feature three school-based development professionals.

Crowdfunding Campaigns

With Samantha Walsh, Officer of Advancement & Alumni at Denver Jewish Day School

Wednesday, March 17
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Samantha (Sam) Walsh is the Officer of Advancement & Alumni at Denver Jewish Day School, which she was thrilled to join in 2019. A native of Denver & alumni of the school, after graduating with a BA from Brandeis University, Sam spent a few years in London and NYC and learned that for-profit media & advertising was not the career for her, before returning to Denver in 2010 and working in the Jewish community. In these last 10 years Sam has dedicated her career and energy to strengthening the Denver Jewish community and has found fundraising to be the most impactful way of doing that.



Donor Recognition

With Frances Bigman, Director of Advancement at Tannenbaum CHAT

Wednesday, April 28 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Frances Bigman, CFRE is the Director of Advancement at TanenbaumCHAT, a coeducational community Jewish high school in Toronto – one of the largest in North America.  In 2002, Frances transitioned from volunteer to professional fundraiser when she joined the team at the Baycrest Foundation where she worked on their Annual Campaign.  Frances has been leading the advancement team at TanenbaumCHAT since 2006, with a guiding vision of making the school a destination for significant philanthropy.



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