Professional Women’s Philanthropy is a community of Jewish professional women who support the work of UJA-Federation of New York. Spanning a variety of industries and experience levels, like-minded women come together to connect their professional lives with their philanthropic values through customized, high-level programs.
When you join our community, you have special access to New York trendsetters and the opportunity to interact with thought leaders in business and philanthropy. Programs include boardroom briefings, mentorships, hands-on volunteer experiences, and power breakfasts.
Each of the three Professional Women’s Philanthropy groups has its own leadership committee, responsible for setting strategy and developing programs. Leadership committee members serve as ambassadors of UJA-Federation’s mission, and are instrumental in expanding the division.
Opportunities for Engagement:
Women’s Executive Circle
Minimum gift of $6,000 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign
The Women’s Executive Circle (WEC) is a group of professional and philanthropic leaders who lend support to one another professionally, intellectually, and socially. It is comprised of senior-level women business leaders, including corporate directors, partners, managing executives, nonprofit executives, and entrepreneurs, who engage philanthropically through UJA-Federation.
Women’s Ambassador Circle
Minimum gift of $3,600 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign
The Women’s Ambassador Circle (WAC) cultivates a network of professional women by providing opportunities to connect through intellectual and cultural activities and philanthropic involvement through UJA-Federation.
Young Professional Women
Minimum gift of $1,000 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign
Young Professional Women (YPW) fosters community for those who are up-and-coming professionals in their careers. This group offers tomorrow’s leaders opportunities to further their professional and personal development through peer interaction, mentoring from senior-level women, and philanthropy through UJA-Federation.
Panel Night: Our Signature Event
Every year, Professional Women’s Philanthropy presents Panel Night, an insightful discussion with influential industry leaders and a venue to expand your network beyond your industry. Join hundreds of Jewish professional women to get unparalleled access to visionaries and innovators, like Rebecca Minkoff, international fashion designer; Julie Rice, founder of SoulCycle; Daryl Roth, Broadway producer; and Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder and president of Baked by Melissa.
Women’s Philanthropy Executive Committee
Interboro Regional Chair
Planned Giving & Endowments Chair
Women's Leadership Board Chair
Northern Westchester Women's Philanthropy Chair
Leadership Development Chair
Long Island Regional Chair
Francine Asher Holtzman
Professional Women's Philanthropy Chair
Westchester Regional Chair
Westchester Regional Chair
Manhattan Regional Chair
Volunteer Engagement Chair