Catherine Reed Named New Development Director (3.10.11)

Catherine Reed Named New Development Director (3.10.11)

New York, NY: March 10, 2011Catherine Reed has been named Director of Development at 92nd Street Y, the renowned Jewish cultural and community center in New York City. Reed will oversee all of 92Y’s fundraising strategies and operations in areas including corporate support, government and foundation grants, board development, individual giving and special events.

Reed was most recently National Director of Development for Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, where she began in 1996 as Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations. Prior to Hadassah, Reed handled daily operations and financial management for the Civic Education Project in New Haven, CT; was a Finance Associate for Creditanstalt International Advisers; and a Program Coordinator for Harvard’s Russian Research Center (she speaks Russian). She earned an M.B.A. in Marketing and International Business at NYU, an A.M. at Harvard, where she studied Russian and East European politics and economics; and a B.A. from the University of Houston, where she studied comparative politics and development.

“In this challenging time for fundraising, it’s essential for 92nd Street Y to have a dynamic fundraiser, with a strong track record and a deep understanding of 92Y’s mission and values,” said Executive Director Sol Adler. “Cathy’s background in international business is also an asset in making 92Y the model Jewish community and cultural center for the 21st century.”

”I am thrilled and honored to be joining 92nd Street Y, and I’m energized by the vast array of cultural and community programs it provides,” Reed said. “92Y is an inspirational organization.”

About 92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’s New York City venues annually, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. 92Y is an open door to extraordinary worlds.

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