Kerri Cohen joins UJFT/Simon Family JCC as development associate

October 9, 2020

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Kerri Cohen recently joined United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Simon Family JCC as a development associate.

Born and raised in Suffolk, Va. she has also lived in Texas, Mexico, and Massachusetts. Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in leadership studies. She has a great deal of experience in the business world and in business development, and says she is eager to make her mark in the non-profit world.

In her new position, Cohen will work with Barb Gelb, UJFT/Simon Family JCC director of development, on building corporate sponsorships and the Patron of the Arts programs, as well as on developing more opportunities for businesses and individuals to partner and support UJFT and JCC programs and events.

The mother of two daughters and two stepsons, Cohen says, “My COVID-19 silver lining is that three of the four are living at home now. My oldest daughter was supposed to start at Tel Aviv University this year, which has been postponed, and my youngest step-son has recently moved home from DC since he is working remotely—it just made sense to be here with family instead of alone up there.”

Cohen’s youngest daughter is at Strelitz International Academy and her oldest stepson lives in New Jersey with a young family of his own. Cohen says she loves to read, travel, and host holiday meals for family and friends.

“We’re thrilled that Kerri has joined our team and look forward to the expanding our programs with her help,”
says Gelb.

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