Jamie Perry, who lives in Brookhaven, is the director of development for the Southeast Region of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. Since 2014, she has helped coordinate and organize galas for the organization while connecting numerous young professionals to the nonprofit’s national young leadership initiative. In addition to increasing fundraising and event participation, Perry has strengthened fundraising for the FIDF

Atlanta Young Leadership division, which includes Atlanta’s first young leadership board. Perry previously served as program and volunteer coordinator and mature adults coordinator at the Marcus JCC and used her passion for FIDF to staff a national leadership mission to Israel. She also chaired Jewish Family & Career Services’ Havinagala party and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s signature event and became a BBYO adviser.

“It’s a great time to be under 40 in Atlanta’s Jewish community because there are constantly new opportunities focused on various interests for people to get involved in,” Perry said. “I hope to see the community grow even larger in the next 20 years while continuing to offer multiple programs which appeal to various masses.”

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