Hedy P. Milgrom Retires as Chief Development Officer

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Will Continue to Oversee Organization’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection; Work with Select Foundations and Donors


The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced that, effective July 1, 2018, Hedy P. Milgrom is retiring as the organization’s senior vice president and chief development officer. Milgrom (65) will continue to oversee the organization’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection and work with select foundations and donors in a new part-time role with the Federation. Milgrom shared with Federation leadership in March her plans to step back from senior management responsibilities.

“For all intents and purposes, Hedy has been the Federation’s Chief Problem Solver for many years,” said Stephen H. Hoffman, President. “Her leadership has been invaluable to the organization over the years and is clearly reflected in the strong development function she’s helped to build. We are thrilled that we will continue to have her involved in Federation work in this new capacity.”

Milgrom joined the Federation in 1998. Since 2010, she has served as the organization’s chief development officer. Plans call for her day-to-day responsibilities to be distributed among other Federation staff members in the near term.

“Serving Jewish Cleveland for the past 20 years has truly been an honor,” said Milgrom. “I was taught at an early age by my parents how important it is to give back to the community and to take care of your neighbors. I have been blessed to be able to do just that every day at the Federation. I look forward to continuing to support Jewish Cleveland in this new role that will enable me to spend more time with my family.”

Milgrom, a native of Joliet, Illinois, moved to Northeast Ohio in 1980 to become director of programs for the Great Lakes Arts Alliance. Before joining the Federation, she was the director of development and admissions for the Gross Schechter Day School for 14 years. She and her husband, Michael, live in Beachwood and have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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