For nearly a decade, Sami Sinclair was the Chief Advancement Officer for JCC Greater Boston. In this role, she oversaw the strategic direction, growth, and execution of the Annual Campaign, including all targeted and programmatic fundraising, and Our Campaign to Re-imagine the JCC, a comprehensive capital campaign effort that raised more than $16M during her tenure. She played a lead role in the organization’s messaging and strategic development, including how to create entry points and pathways to engage demographically and geographically diverse populations in meaningful Jewish life.
Sami joined the JCC in 2012 after six years at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, where she served as Director of Development, Affinities, overseeing the mid-level Annual Campaign and supervising Women's Philanthropy and the Professional Network teams. Prior to moving to Boston, she was a Campaign Associate and Manager of Women's Philanthropy for the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas following a career working on political campaigns in Nevada, Oregon, and California.
Sami is a current participant in Cohort II of the Mandel Executive Leadership Program through the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. Sami graduated from the University of Virginia and recently spent 5 months living in Barcelona with her family. She lives in Needham, MA with her husband and three daughters.