Over the past 30 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of donors, some are new to charitable giving and others have decades of experience. Each one has their own journey and reasons for giving. To quote author Danny Siegel, ‘Tzedakah is where heaven and earth touch.’ I’m honored to help people share the joy of tzedakah.
Dan Rothblatt joined The Foundation in 2007 to oversee and coordinate all philanthropic services offered by The Foundation. He has a broad range of experience in the areas of annual, endowment and capital campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, campaign management, budgeting and planning. Prior to joining The Foundation, Rothblatt served as deputy director for development at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Previously he worked as vice president of development at American Jewish University, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and at the Northridge Hospital Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in design and industry from San Francisco State University, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California, and a master’s degree in Jewish communal service from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). He has served as a consultant to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles; published articles about planned giving; serves as a member of the faculty of the American Jewish University MBA graduate program; and has also taught at the Rabbinic Management Institute, and UCLA Extension. In 2020, Dan presented Donor Advised Fund Philanthropy: What You Need to Know To Navigate This Growing Field at an event hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter. He was honored by the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California in 2017 and 2010, and received an honorary doctorate from HUC-JIR in 2011. Most recently, Dan was the recipient of the coveted Shining Star Award on National Philanthropy Day 2020 from the American Fundraising Professionals Greater LA Chapter for his considerable achievements in the nonprofit industry. Dan has contributed to Fund Raising Management, Journal of Jewish Communal Service, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, Torrance Daily Breeze and Pasadena Star Telegram, LA Daily News, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He recently penned an opinion piece, Nonprofits Offer Teachable Moments for Economic Recovery During COVID-19.
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