Jillian Wagenheim

Director of Family Philanthropy, The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Jillian Wagenheim is currently the director of family philanthropy at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. She began her seven-year tenure in women’s philanthropy. In recent years, she has held the title of both senior philanthropic advisor and senior development officer, focusing on the “under 40” demographic.

As a result of a generous gift by an Atlanta family, she worked with two generations of family members to develop and lead an annual mission to Israel and Poland tailored to engage future leadership, ages 30-45. Over the last three years, she has been instrumental in building the Atlanta Federation’s family philanthropy program.

Before joining Federation in 2007, Jillian was the director of membership services at Ahavath Achim Synagogue, the largest and oldest Conservative synagogue in Atlanta. While there, she implemented programs focused on engaging the next generation in synagogue lif,e which earned the synagogue national recognition with a Gold Solomon Schechter Award. Prior to working in the Jewish community, Jillian taught 5th grade in an Atlanta elementary school for three years after earning a B.A. in elementary education from Michigan State University in 2002. 

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