Eric Levine Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Touro College

Date: May 04, 2010
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New York, NY — Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of Touro College, today announced the appointment of Eric Levine, DSW to the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

The appointment of Dr. Levine will help sustain Touro’s future and the pursuit of its mission by enabling the creation and implementation of a robust and comprehensive development program that supports the College’s strategic priorities and direction.

“Dr. Levine brings to Touro a wealth of successful experience in fundraising and management in non-profit organizations,” said Dr. Kadish. “Given his dedication to Touro’s ideals, coupled with his stellar record of achievement, we are highly confident that he will ensure a strong development program for Touro.”

Prior to joining Touro, Dr. Levine was senior vice president for development at The Jewish Federations of North America, where he directed a national development department that supported, advised and mentored a Jewish federation fundraising enterprise totaling approximately $3.5 billion annually. He has demonstrated significant leadership in the non- profit sector and has held several senior-level management positions in leading organizations including the UJA-Federation of New York. His experience also includes directing community-based social service agencies, and researching and evaluating federal and New York City-funded anti- poverty programs.

“The mission and vision for Touro are at once compelling and impressive,” said Dr. Levine. “Like Touro, I believe we create a better society and world by making quality education available to all. The fundraising mandate is critical to achieving this higher purpose. I am also strongly committed to Touro’s mission to preserve and perpetuate the Jewish heritage.”

“Dr. Levine’s interests align directly with Touro’s goals,” said Rabbi Moshe Krupka, senior vice president for college affairs at Touro. “His experience in the fields of social work and education, as well as his work in the Jewish community, demonstrate his commitment to Touro’s values.”

Dr. Levine holds the Doctor of Social Welfare (DSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees from Yeshiva University. He earned a B.A. in Jewish Studies from the City College of New York. For many years he has served as an adjunct professor in Yeshiva’s graduate schools of social work and education.

Dr. Levine edits a professional journal and has authored approximately 60 articles, book chapters and papers on a wide range of communal, academic and professional subjects. He is also a trainer and consultant in financial resource development, philanthropy, strategic planning, and management, and is a frequent speaker and educator on Jewish community and identity.

A member of a number of professional and academic organizations, Dr. Levine is a vice president of the Association of Jewish Community Organization Professionals and serves on the board of the World Council of Jewish Communal Service. He has also served on the boards of many non-sectarian and Jewish not-for-profit organizations, including the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Hillels of Westchester.