Hadassah Hires Gorod
Randy Gorod has been named development director for Hadassah’s Southeast Region. He is responsible for individual major gifts and the capital campaign, oversees volunteer leadership activities, and reports to Hadassah’s national chief development officer, David Pasternack.
Gorod, a former executive director of Congregation Etz Chaim and regional director for Young Judaea, founded and led Pisgah Consulting before joining Hadassah. His client base included Hillel International, local Hillel chapters, ORT Atlanta and the Center for the Visually Impaired.
He also has worked in fundraising for the Jewish Agency for Israel, Emory University and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
“Randy Gorod’s wealth of experience and very successful fundraising track record for local Jewish philanthropies and nonprofits will be an important resource to Hadassah Southeast as we continue to identify new and creative giving sources and increase our funding base,” Hadassah Southeast President Toby Parker said. The region covers Alabama, the Florida panhandle, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and southern Virginia.
Federation Picks Security Chief
The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has named Cathal Lucy the director of communitywide security. He oversees security and provide the Jewish community and its agencies with recommendations on matters pertaining to risk assessment and strategic planning.
Federation has provided a Jewish community security director for more than 14 years. The position originally was paid for with a grant from a local donor but now is funded through the annual campaign.
Lucy has more than 25 years’ experience with the U.S. Secret Service, including work with the Presidential Protective Division at the White House for two presidents. His most recent role with the Secret Service was senior inspector.
The Boston native holds master’s degrees in security and safety. He and his wife live in Alpharetta.
AJC Adds Fundraiser
The American Jewish Committee’s Atlanta Office recently hired Jennifer Pardee as its development director.
With 12 years of fundraising experience, Pardee most recently served as the assistant director of advancement and major gifts at the Kinkaid School in Houston, where she coordinated several capital campaigns. She previously directed Kinkaid’s annual fund and managed special events, including the school’s centennial celebration. She also served on the development committee at Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism.
The native of Long Island, N.Y., majored in art history at Princeton University and earned a master of business administration in nonprofit management from the University of New Mexico.
She is on the board of CORE Dance Company in Decatur. She and her husband, Mike, have two grown sons.