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Sara Ades Goodwin

Chief Development Officer

Sara has a long history of helping nonprofits succeed financially, in both professional and volunteer leadership capacities. Before joining JCS, she worked for the Kehillah Schechter Academy in Norwood as Director of the annual campaign and major gifts, and then as Director of Development. During her years in that role, she managed all aspects of their annual giving program, including fundraising strategy, PR, operations, and events.

Sara’s work focuses on strengthening communities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, in particular helping others in the spirit of Jewish values. Since 2014, she has worked to raise scholarship funds for the Massachusetts chapter of March of the Living, New England, which supports travel for teens in high school to heritage sites in Poland and Israel. Her experience includes working with stakeholders across generations, from children to seniors.

As a member of various professional groups and community organizations, Sara serves as a resource at the local, national and international levels; co-chairing the development affinity group for the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA), an international membership association of more than 140 nonprofit human service agencies in the United States, Canada and Israel. In addition, she presented at the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies national conference is an active participant of Rhode Island Foundation’s Fund Development cohort program and is a member of the local chapter of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Sara received her BA in psychology from Boston University.