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Andrea Arkow Joins Jewish Family & Children’s Service as Director of Philanthropy & Donor Engagement
By Marissa Baker - Wednesday Sep 01, 2021
Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), today announced that Andrea Arkow is the new Director of Philanthropy & Donor Engagement.

As part of the Philanthropic Services team, Arkow will be responsible for generating annual, major and planned gifts to support Jewish Family & Children's Service mission and vision. Additionally, she will manage the JFCS Professional Leadership Group, an eight-month program that provides an annual cohort of leaders and emerging leaders the opportunity to make a difference in the community by becoming JFCS ambassadors and philanthropists.

According to JFCS’ Vice President of Philanthropic Services Gail Baer, “Andrea brings a unique combination of strategy and experience to the position. Her ability to cultivate and nurture long-lasting relationships is an essential skill for stewarding sustainable community support. Andrea will be a strong asset to the team.”

Most recently, Arkow was an individual donor manager for Invest in Kids where she was responsible for building and overseeing a major gifts program which included implementing and tracking individual cultivation plans. Prior philanthropic experience includes positions with Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation, United Nations Entity for Gender Quality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and The HALO Foundation.

Arkow received her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Ithaca College and a Master of Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University.

About Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that strengthens the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds. JFCS’ goal is for a future where families are strong, where elders are cared for and where children are safe. The dedication to the mission is strengthened by a commitment to core Jewish values that honor community and the continuity of the generations. More information about JFCS and ways to support the organization’s mission is available at


Photo caption: Andrea Arkow is Director of Philanthropy & Donor Engagement at
Jewish Family & Children’s Service.