The UJA Federation of New York, the country’s largest Jewish federation, has hired Mark Medin as its vice president for financial resources development.
Medin takes over for Paul Kane, who left the organization to oversee fund raising for the federation system’s umbrella organization, the Jewish Federations of North America.
Medin most recently was chief of fund raising for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Hillel does not yet know its plans for replacing him, but according to a source, Hillel does not see the move as a negative, as the UJA is a significant partner for Hillel.
Here is the press release from the UJA:
MARK D. MEDIN APPOINTED NEW SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCIAL RESOURCESDEVELOPMENT AT UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK
New York, NY, July 8, 2010 ‹ UJA-Federation of New York announces theappointment of Mark D. Medin as senior vice president for Financial ResourceDevelopment. Earlier in his career, Mr. Medin distinguished himself asexecutive director of UJA-Federation¹s Philanthropic Leadership Group, andthe organization looks forward to welcoming him back to the senior team.
Since his departure from UJA-Federation, Mr. Medin served as executive vicepresident and CEO of the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University andexecutive vice president at Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.
In his new position, Mr. Medin will assume overall professionalresponsibility for UJA-Federation¹s resource development programs.
Executive Vice President and CEO John S. Ruskay describes Mr. Medin as ³exceedinglywell positioned to build on the considerable successes that UJA-Federationhas experienced in recent years. He will be effective in positioning UJA-Federation to embrace the changes taking place both in philanthropy andthe Jewish community.² Mr. Medin will assume his position on July 19, 2010.