New CEO Graham Hoffman Prioritizes Donor & Community Engagement

Graham HoffmanBuilding on the strength of what the staff and volunteers have established over JCF’s 43-year history is important to Graham Hoffman, who joins the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona as its Chief Executive officer in September, 2018.

Those strengths include the Foundation’s donor-centered approach when working with individuals, agencies, and synagogues in the local Jewish and broader communities.

“The Foundation is ahead of the curve in recognizing and facilitating our donors’ commitment to investing in the broader community in Southern Arizona,” said Graham. “Guided by Jewish values to make the world a better place, JCF helps our diverse donor population balance what makes us distinctively Jewish and universally human – choosing to contribute to strengthening both Jewish life and the Tucson community at large.”

Graham’s Background

Graham was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and after 14 years in Washington D.C., he looks forward to joining the Tucson community. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School and began his career in consulting at Accenture, where he specialized in organizational change management, operations improvement and strategy.

In his four years at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Graham oversaw major gifts, endowment, and multi-year grant commitments while developing activist engagement and stewardship strategies.

Prior to his tenure at AIPAC, Graham spent a decade at Hillel International in senior strategy roles, where he pioneered and advanced Hillel’s engagement and education strategies worldwide.

Looking Ahead

“I look forward to meeting our individual and family fund holders and learning about them, and their interests and priorities,” said Graham. “I also plan to get to know the professional and volunteer leadership of our agency and synagogue partners. Engaging other community leaders and our grant partners is on the top of my list as well.”