JWA News Release: May 21, 2004
Jewish Women's Archive Hires New Director of Development
Brookline, MA, May 21, 2004—Ellen Kanner, previously senior development officer for major gifts at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, has been named Director of Development for the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA). The appointment was announced by Gail T. Reimer, JWA Executive Director.
"As the Jewish Women's Archive enters its second decade, we're reaching new and larger audiences across the country," said Reimer. "I'm thrilled to have Ellen Kanner as a partner in securing the future of this organization. Her talents and passion for our mission will help insure JWA's continued growth."
At Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) in Boston, Kanner was responsible for managing a portfolio of annual campaign and capital campaign major gifts. Kanner also served as lead development officer for a $1.25M special campaign for the CJP Disabilities Housing Initiative.
"For me, work that honors our mothers and sisters and daughters is a mitzvah—and a lifelong passion," said Kanner. "Working with Gail and the wonderful board and staff of the Jewish Women's Archive to make sure that women's stories get told will be a true pleasure."
Kanner earned her MAT at Johns Hopkins University and her BA at Smith College.
The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is a national, nonprofit organization with a mission to uncover, chronicle and transmit the rich legacy of Jewish women and their contributions to our families and our communities, to our people and our world. Founded in Boston in 1995, JWA was one of the first organizations in the Jewish community to stake a claim in the new frontier of the web, and continues to innovate in its use of the virtual world for academic, cultural, archival and educational purposes. 2004 marks 350 years since the first communal settlement of Jews in North America. JWA is serving as a coordinator and catalyst for 350th programs focused on women and their contributions. For more information, visit the JWA website at jwa.org.