Thursday, April 12, 2018
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
About Vicki Agron
With four decades of experience as both a national leader and a senior Development professional, Vicki Agron opened her own consulting firm specializing in strategic fundraising, professional staff development and legacy families. Her client list includes local, national and international Jewish organizations as well as intergenerational philanthropic families.
A former executive with United Jewish Appeal and its successor organization, United Jewish Communities and now as a consultant to Jewish Federations of North America, Vicki is a major donor and has worked with Federations for more than 40 years. In her former post as the National Senior Vice President for Development, she had oversight and strategic planning responsibilities for the Annual and Special Campaigns, Planned Giving and Endowments and Supplemental Giving. Together, these efforts result in more than $3 billion being raised through Federations each year.
Ms. Agron has cultivated relationships and worked with volunteer leaders and philanthropists around the world. An innovative thinker, she has created and developed a wide range of strategies and initiatives to attract and engage major donors. She has led overseas study and fundraising missions, traveling to Israel more than 100 times as well as traveling on more than 50 visits to meet with Jews throughout the Former Soviet Union, Europe, South America and Africa.
Her expertise on American Jewish demographics, psychographics and legacy families, particularly as related to philanthropy, has earned her an international reputation as an effective educator, trainer, fundraiser, speaker, facilitator and strategist.
Prior to her professional experience, Vicki served in a variety of local and national leadership positions including as Chair of the UJA National Women’s Young Leadership Cabinet.
Vicki and her husband, Joel Friedman, live in Miami, New York and Denver. They have five children and nine grandchildren…so far.