As the Sr. Director of Development who leads a four-person team, Ally manages all the fundraising activities for CJE SeniorLife that includes cultivating relationships with community members, Board members, corporations and family members. She is directly responsible for soliciting major donors and facilitating Endowment and Planned Giving opportunities. She also oversees an Associate Board, annual Celebrate CJE event, Tribute Campaign, direct mailings and online gifts that raise approximately $2 million annually for CJE’s operating fund.
Prior to CJE, she was employed at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for 14 years where she held several key positions including Midwest Regional Director and Midwest Regional Director of Operations in the Chicago office. Prior to this, she worked on Capitol Hill for a member of Congress after finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin and Master’s degree at American University in Washington, D.C.
Her volunteer activities include being on the Board of Directors for the Cancer Wellness Center, member of Women in Development North (WIDN), and Treasurer for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. She resides in Glenview, IL with her husband, Avi, and two daughters, Sloan and Zoe.