Vice President for Public Affairs and Resource Development
Since making aliya from his native Scotland in 1981, Jeff Kaye has established himself as a leader of Israel's third sector. After a 10-year career in the field of special education as a teacher and school principal, he turned his efforts to the philanthropy sector. Over the past 25 years, he has built a track record of securing significant philanthropic contributions, building partnerships, and conducting successful negotiations with Israeli government ministries of Finance, Defense, Housing, Education, the Prime Minister's Office, the IDF and others. He has also monitored and secured grant opportunities offered by the United States Department of State.
In addition to Kaye's public service roles as Director General for Resource Development & Public Affairs at the Jewish Agency for Israel, Community Emissary (shaliach) to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and most recently, as Executive Vice President and Director-General of The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (Keren L'Yedidut), he is the co-founder of The Israel Academy of Philanthropy. He has been involved in teaching dozens of non-profit professionals in Israel, providing them with the tools they need for building capacity, effective philanthropy, and sustainable development.