Jewish Federation Expands its Senior Leadership

Jewish Federation Expands its Senior Leadership

Beth Warner and Marcie Beskind will use their past experience to fulfill their new roles at the Federation.

Marcie Beskind
Marcie Beskind

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has named two new members of its senior staff.

Marcie Beskind is the new chief financial officer/chief administrative officer, moving to Federation from the nonprofit Frazer Center, and Beth Warner has been promoted from director of Women’s Philanthropy and vice president of the 2018 campaign to chief philanthropy officer, effective Tuesday, Jan. 2.

“It is especially satisfying when an organization recognizes outstanding talent and promotes from within,” Federation CEO Eric Robbins said.

Warner joined Federation in 2016 after serving as a major gifts officer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, where she exceeded annual revenue targets by more than 20 percent year over year.

Beth Warner

As Federation’s director of Women’s Philanthropy, she quickly demonstrated her ability to develop relationships, motivate volunteers and lead her division as Women’s Philanthropy raised $4.8 million, a third of Federation’s annual campaign, in her first four months on the job.

Warner served on the board of the Davis Academy, graduated from Federation’s Jacobson Leadership Institute and participated in Temple Emanu-El’s Darchai Saarim leadership initiative. She is participating in the Jewish Federations of North America Fundraising University.

After defining and modifying the roles for her team, Warner will roll out any changes in 2018.

Beskind moves to Federation after helping develop and implement a strategic plan for the Frazer Center, an Atlanta nonprofit with a mission to support inclusion and provide vocational training and therapeutic intervention for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Before the Frazer Center, Beskind had her own firm providing CFO and controller services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. She previously was the business manager at Atlanta Montessori International School and the director of finance and development at Cliff Valley School, and she held financial management positions with Turner Broadcasting at Cartoon Network and Hanna-Barbera Enterprises.

An Emory University graduate, she serves as the treasurer of National Families in Action.

read more: