Brenda Landau, Director of Legacy Development
Brenda’s philanthropy and planning expertise, along with her deep roots in the Jewish community make her a valuable resource for donors, professional advisors and other charitable partners. After teaching elementary school for six years, Brenda became the Director of Interfaith and Family Programming at the Jewish Community Center for a year and a half, Director of Education at or Chadash for seven years, and served in various capacities over a seven-year period at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, most recently as Senior Vice President of Women’s Philanthropy and Community Planning.
Ori Green, Legacy Officer
Ori’s belief in the mission of the JCF drives her to be an enthusiastic partner for those seeking to make a positive impact in our vibrant community. In her role as Legacy Officer, she works closely with both non-profit agencies developing strategies to ensure their continued strength and long-term viability, and philanthropists who seek to support, sustain, and help grow those agencies in the essential work that they do. Ori has been deeply involved in the Tucson Jewish community throughout her life, both as a volunteer and as a professional. Most recently, she served as Tucson’s first Jewish Community Concierge, helping individuals form connections within the Jewish community. Prior to that, she was the director of the Jewish Education Tax Credit Organization (JETCO), taught religious school at her synagogue, and led preschool High Holy Day services.
Robyn Schwager, Grants & Legacy Officer
Robyn’s deep knowledge and understanding of the Jewish community is a resource that not-for-profit organizations, synagogues and donors can rely on. In addition to working with organizations whose donors want to leave a legacy, she manages the Foundation’s grants programs. For seven years, Robyn was the Development Director at the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation. Prior to that, she spent 22 years raising three daughters and volunteering in the community. She developed the Torah Tots program at Congregation Bet Shalom and volunteered at Tucson Hebrew Academy, Congregation Young Israel/Chabad, Satori School, Catalina Foothills School District and the American Heart Association. She now serves on the Board of Directors of the 1st Rate 2nd Hand Thrift Store.