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Acting Director
Naomi Strongin

As Acting Director, Naomi oversees the Center For Designed Philanthropy, including moving community grant programs forward, working with major fundholders, and providing philanthropic advising services to individuals and families. Naomi brings extensive experience in program development and management, grantmaking, and relationship building to this role. Naomi joined The Foundation in 2009 with a background in direct social services and fundraising. As a Program Officer, Senior Program Officer, and Associate Director of the Center, Naomi has directly managed The Foundation’s Cutting Edge GrantsGeneral Community Grants, Israel Grants, and Capital Grant programs. She has guided hundreds of donors on a diverse range of philanthropic topics with her expertise in engaging next generations in philanthropy, multi-gen giving, charitable mission & vision development, and giving interest-area issues such as early childhood development, economic development in Israel, and the Jewish nonprofit landscape in Los Angeles.

“The work I do daily, overseeing competitive grant programs, connecting thoughtful donors to amazing nonprofits, and facilitating values discussions for multigenerational families is incredibly meaningful and rewarding.”

Senior Program Officer
Warren Fong

 

Warren joined The Foundation in 2014. He manages two of The Foundation’s grant programs, General Community Grants and Next Stage Grants, and provides philanthropic advising to donors. Warren leverages his experience in the community to help Foundation donors find the best ways to give to causes they care about including disaster relief, capacity building, homelessness, workforce development, human trafficking, and foster youth.

“I am inspired by so many of the donors I meet who invest their time and energy to improve our community. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to use our expertise and connections to help them make an impact.”

Program Officer
Sara Hahn

 

Sara joined The Foundation in 2016. She has worked for numerous Jewish causes, including supporting Holocaust survivors at the Claims Conference and anti-hunger grantmaking at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Sara has also worked in Lithuania, India, and Israel. At The Foundation, she manages The Foundation’s Capital Grants and Israel Grants, and co-manages Cutting Edge Grants. Sara also provides philanthropic advising to our community of donors.

 “I am passionate about ensuring that communities can access the funds they need to realize their full potential, while helping donors make thoughtful and impactful funding decisions.”

Program Officer
Charlotte Friedman

 

Charlotte joined The Foundation in 2017. She has worked for several nonprofits, including Downtown Women’s Center, Taproot Foundation, New York Civil Liberties Union, and United Nations Global Pulse where she gained experience working on topics that include women’s issues, mental health, and the environment. At The Foundation, Charlotte co-manages Cutting Edge Grants, provides philanthropic advising, and facilitates grantmaking for Foundation donors who support pressing issues in Jewish Los Angeles and the general community.

“I love working with and learning about a variety of great nonprofits helping vulnerable populations in Los Angeles.”