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Veteran Jewish Community Professional Joins ADL as Director of Development

New York, NY, October 1, 2013 … A veteran nonprofit executive management professional with more than 20 years’ experience in Jewish community service has been tapped as the Anti-Defamation League’s Director of Development.

Dr. Nina Hanan, who most recently served as chief development officer for National Council of Jewish Women, joined ADL’s executive management team on Sept. 3. Ms. Hanan will be responsible for all aspects of the League’s development and fundraising, both at the national level and through the League’s 30 regional offices across the country, including the annual campaign, planned giving, legacy gifts and endowments

“We are delighted to have Nina joining us at this important time in ADL’s history as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of our founding mission to fight the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure fair treatment for all,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.  “Nina has an impressive track record of leadership in the Jewish community, and we look forward to her leadership as we embark on our next century of advocacy.”

During her three-year tenure at NCJW, Dr. Hanan designed a comprehensive fundraising and marketing plan that helped to expand the organization’s support base through major gifts solicitation, foundation giving and corporate underwriting.

From 1998 to 2009 Dr. Hanan held various development and executive positions with four institutions within the umbrella organization of the Union for Reform Judaism, including the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion, ARZA–Association of Reform Zionists of America, and Women of Reform Judaism. From 1996-1998 she was the associate director of the American Jewish Committee’s New York Chapter, where she organized public policy and advocacy programs around issues of pluralism in the Jewish community, Israel and the Middle East.

A graduate of the City College of New York, Dr. Hanan holds a Ph.D. and M. Phil. in Political Science from the Graduate School & University Center at the City University of New York, where she served as adjunct professor and researcher from 1979 to 1989. She resides in New York City.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

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