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JF&CS Names New Chief Development Officer

Gabrielle Stearns is the new chief development officer of Jewish Family & Career Services.

Gabrielle Stearns, the new Jewish Family and Career Services chief development officer.

Gabrielle Stearns is the new chief development officer of Jewish Family & Career Services. She brings to JF&CS a dedicated career of driving philanthropic dollars to organizations that improve the health and quality of life of those most in need, the nonprofit agency stated.

“I am proud to serve JF&CS and [its] vital work to empower and improve the lives of so many in the Atlanta community,” she said.

Stearns brings 12 years of principal and major gift experience to JF&CS. She began her career as a major gift officer raising funds for pediatric oncology child life programs at the University of Chicago. She continued her efforts to address the needs of the most vulnerable at New York University Langone Medical Center, where she partnered with philanthropic leaders and members of the board to support child life programs.

In 2013, Stearns served at Emory Woodruff Health Sciences, raising funds for JScreen and the Jane Fonda Center, among other notable programs, JF&CS reported.

Stearns was attracted to JF&CS because of its compassionate care and service of individuals and families. She looks forward to helping JF&CS expand funding sources to reach more families and help them continue their journeys toward a better quality of life and increased self-sufficiency.

“Gabie brings to JF&CS experience in resource development, management, stewardship, annual giving, planned giving and endowments. Her expertise will enable JF&CS to generate the resources needed to support its mission and its continued growth and impact,” said JF&CS CEO Rick Aranson.

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