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Norman Gildin Appointed National Director of Development at The Aleph Institute

(Courtesy of The Aleph Institute) Norman B. Gildin has been appointed as national director of development of The Aleph Institute. The appointment takes effect immediately.

Rabbi Aaron Lipskar, chief executive officer/executive director, The Aleph Institute, made the announcement. According to Rabbi Lipskar, “We are very fortunate to have Norman join us. He brings significant development experience and operational understanding to a vibrant non-profit Jewish national organization whose mission is dedicated to assisting and caring for the well-being of members of specific populations that are isolated from the regular community: U.S. military personnel, prisoners and people institutionalized or at risk of incarceration due to mental illness or addictions.” Said Rabbi Lipskar, “We are excited about Norman becoming a central figure in our mission to help build and rebuild lives and give hope to the forgotten.”

In his capacity, Gildin will oversee the development, marketing, communications and public relations functions. Rabbi Lipskar indicated that Gildin’s role has taken on added importance with the growth of The Aleph Institute during its 37 years. “We will be looking for new, as well as traditional, ways to generate alternative funding sources and strategic methods to portray this vital organization. We are confident that Gildin will help us achieve these new directions.”

The Aleph Institute, headquartered in south Florida and with offices across the country, is the premier agency within the Jewish community serving these specialized needs. Stated Gildin, “I am delighted to be part of a dynamic team effort to serve those who are less fortunate or who need our services. I look forward to working closely with the senior management team and making a lasting contribution to The Aleph Institute.”

Gildin has an extensive fund raising and marketing background. In his previous capacities, he has raised upwards of $92 million for non-profit organizations and is proficient in annual giving campaigns, capital campaigns and planned and endowment-fund giving. He also has significant expertise with marketing and public relations including areas such as branding, annual reports, case statements, brochures, e-newsletters and the like.

He was most recently the president of his own consulting firm, Strategic Fundraising Group, and was previously executive vice president of the American Friends of Migdal Ohr, chief development officer of OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services and executive director/chief development officer at Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Foundation.

A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, he also was chairman of the New York Association of Jewish Health Care Development Executives. Norman has lectured, published monthly newspaper columns and served as a consultant for numerous not-for-profit organizations.

A resident of Teaneck for 34 years, Gildin now resides with his wife, Barbara, in Boynton Beach, Florida.

For more information about The Aleph Institute, please call 305-864-5553, email [email protected] or visit its website at https://aleph-institute.org/wp/.

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