Joan Bronk
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Joan Bronk joined the Anti-Defamation League in March 2009. She currently serves as Director of Development for the New York Region. Previously, she worked with UJA-Federation and served as Executive Director of UJA-Federation's Capital Gifts and Special Initiatives Campaign. She completed research on Women and Philanthropy in 1997. Joan is an experienced not-for-profit executive. Her past positions include serving as Vice President of The Abraham Fund, which is a not-for-profit fundraising and educational organization established to enhance coexistence, specifically through promoting Jewish-Arab coexistence programs in Israel. She also worked as Executive Director for the Communitarian Network, a national non-profit organization dedicated to innovative problem solving in the moral, social and political arenas.

In addition, Joan worked for 11 years as a management consultant for Effective Learning Systems, an HRD firm. Her work there focused on designing and delivering skills development courses, which assisted women who were interested in achieving success in the corporate setting. Her clients included major corporations such as New York Telephone, CPC International and Burger King.

Joan has served as a national volunteer leader for over 30 years. She was the National President of the National Council of Jewish Women where she was a nationally recognized spokesperson and advocate on behalf of American women and children. The only representative of a Jewish women's organization to speak at the 1992 March on Washington for Women's Reproductive Rights, Joan has long been a vocal advocate of a woman's right to choose.

Joan is a member of the Board of the Israel Policy Forum and of the Northside Center for Child Development, in East Harlem. She was a member of the National Board of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and a Board member and Co-Chair of the Development Committee at B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue. She was active in the Jewish Council for Public Affairs where she was co-chair of the Jews in Other Lands committee and a member of the Race and Public Policy Task Force and led the Task Force on Argentinian Jewry. She also has also served on the Board of American Friends of Givat Haviva and US-Israel Women to Women.

Joan's other volunteer activities have included serving as Chairwoman for HIPPY USA (Home Instruction Program for Pre-School Youngsters). The program empowers parents to be their children's first teacher. It is designed for parents of three to five year old children who have had limited access to formal education. The program serves 16,000 families throughout America and originated at Hebrew University in Israel as the Haetgar program.

Joan received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University. Her post graduate work included courses in management at Vanderbilt University and in constitutional law at Tulane University.

She is interested in tennis, baseball, ballet and theatre and loves walking in Central Park.

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Course
Fall 2010 PADM-GP.4131.001 Fund-Raising for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Students will have an opportunity to learn about fundraising, as well as philanthropy more broadly. This introductory course will examine the range of ways to raise funds from government, individuals, foundations and corporations. The importance of stewardship, program evaluation, and the role of the board and staff in developing effective fundraising strategies will be addressed.


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Fall 2009 PADM-GP.4131.001 Fund-Raising for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Students will have an opportunity to learn about fundraising, as well as philanthropy more broadly. This introductory course will examine the range of ways to raise funds from government, individuals, foundations and corporations. The importance of stewardship, program evaluation, and the role of the board and staff in developing effective fundraising strategies will be addressed.


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Spring 2009 PADM-GP.4131.001 Fund-Raising for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Students will have an opportunity to learn about fundraising, as well as philanthropy more broadly. This introductory course will examine the range of ways to raise funds from government, individuals, foundations and corporations. The importance of stewardship, program evaluation, and the role of the board and staff in developing effective fundraising strategies will be addressed.


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Fall 2008 PADM-GP.4131.001 Fund-Raising for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Students will have an opportunity to learn about fundraising, as well as philanthropy more broadly. This introductory course will examine the range of ways to raise funds from government, individuals, foundations and corporations. The importance of stewardship, program evaluation, and the role of the board and staff in developing effective fundraising strategies will be addressed.


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Fall 2008 PADM-GP.4131.001 Fund-Raising for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Students will have an opportunity to learn about fundraising, as well as philanthropy more broadly. This introductory course will examine the range of ways to raise funds from government, individuals, foundations and corporations. The importance of stewardship, program evaluation, and the role of the board and staff in developing effective fundraising strategies will be addressed.


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