Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Appoints Steve Gamer As Vice President of Advancement
Experienced Development Executive Brings Diverse Background in Higher Education and Jewish Communal Service to New Position
September 12, 2016
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 12, 2016)-The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) has named Steve Gamer to the newly created position of vice president of advancement.
Gamer brings more than 25 years of experience working with individuals, families, corporations and foundations to his position at The Foundation, the largest manager of charitable assets and planned giving solutions for Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists. He possesses, as well, extensive experience managing the strategic planning and successful implementation of large-scale advancement campaigns.
Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin I. Schotland stated: "We are pleased to welcome Steve Gamer to The Foundation. His background and skill sets complement and further strengthen the deep ties to the community forged by our Development Department under the leadership of Dan Rothblatt and his colleagues. We look forward to Steve's many, varied contributions working as part of our senior-management team."
Gamer transitions to The Foundation following approximately 13 years holding senior advancement positions in higher education. From 2014 until earlier this year, he served as vice chancellor of advancement at University of California San Diego. He joined UCSD after more than a decade in positions of increasing responsibility at the University of California Los Angeles, where he ultimately held the post of associate vice chancellor-development and executive director of the UCLA Foundation. Earlier in his career, Gamer worked for the Jewish Federations in Madison, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Gamer was conferred master's degrees in Jewish communal service from Hebrew Union College and in public administration from the University of Southern California. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. Gamer and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Los Angeles with their three children.
About The Foundation
Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages charitable assets of more than $1 billion (as of 12/31/15) entrusted to it by over 1,200 families and ranks among the 10 largest Los Angeles foundations. The Foundation partners with donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving, and build enduring charitable legacies. In 2015, The Foundation and its donors distributed $96 million in grants to more than a thousand nonprofit organizations with programs that span the range of philanthropic giving. Over the past 25 years, The Foundation has distributed more than $1 billion in grants to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum. www.jewishfoundationla.org