Tammy Brass is the Managing Director of Philanthropic Engagement at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She serves as a key senior member of the Development team, charged with on-site supervision of the development activity in New York, management of national development activities through liaising with key partners in our NY headquarters including marketing/communications, program operations, and executive leadership, and overseeing ongoing development processes and collaboration across these departments. She will also provide strategic support for regional fundraising activity, and develop a portfolio of individual major donors and development programs in NY.
Prior to joining the Institute, Tammy was Director of Women’s Philanthropy at UJA Federation of NY. During her long tenure she developed and executed strategies to increase philanthropic revenue and managed a team dedicated to engaging women in the New York area.
Tammy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and English from SUNY Albany and an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Upon graduating, Tammy worked for the NYC Housing Development Corporation and then in the mortgage industry for many years. After leading volunteer efforts at her synagogue and her children’s schools, she decided to shift her professional focus to Jewish Philanthropy.
Tammy lives in Riverdale, New York with her husband Chuck. She has two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and a grand-dog named Yofi.