Goldberg is named chief development officer | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Goldberg is named chief development officer



MILWAUKEE – Caren B. Goldberg has been named the new chief development officer for Milwaukee Jewish Federation, in addition to her continuing work as executive director of the Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation.

Her new role will have her overseeing a more holistic approach to philanthropy, with the Federation integrating its fundraising to better serve donors.  “It’s an effort to be more donor-centric,” Goldberg said.

“We are integrating all parts of our fundraising at the Federation,” said Hannah Rosenthal, CEO and president of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. “We think that an integrated fundraising strategy will help us with our relationship building with donors and help maximize philanthropic giving throughout life and thereafter.”

Goldberg will coordinate multiple paths to philanthropy through the annual campaign, endowment development, planned giving and corporate giving. She will provide strategic vision and will develop key community and donor relationships to advance the mission of the Federation.

“In addition, Caren is bringing in two staff people to assist with all aspects of our integrated fundraising. Stay tuned,” Rosenthal said.

Goldberg is one of the Federation’s most senior employees, having started with the Foundation in September of 1996.

She graduated from University of Wisconsin Law School in 1984 and clerked for the chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. She then entered private practice until she started with the Foundation. She started as a part-time endowment associate and eventually became director of the Jewish Community Foundation in February of 2011.

“What I really love is meeting with donors,” Goldberg said. “It’s most inspiring to listen to their stories and hear about what motivates them and inspires them and helping them fulfill their charitable dreams.

“We do have a very generous community. I’m looking forward to working with our donors, volunteers and our boards in this new role.”