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"Under Laura's leadership the Jewish Foundation of Memphis has grown from $12 million to $50 million in assets."
Executive Director, Jewish Foundation of Memphis
Laura Linder is currently the Executive Director of the Jewish Foundation of Memphis, a position she has held for 11 years. Under her leadership the foundation has grown from $12 million to $50 million in assets; the number of funds has tripled; and numerous initiatives have been brought to the community including the B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy program, Create Your Jewish Legacy and the One Happy Camper program.
Over the past 24 years, Ms. Linder has held several positions in the Jewish communal world including the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit where she served as director of their $30 million annual campaign in the late 1990s.
Ms. Linder credits many of the choices she has made in her professional and personal life to the 6 impactful summers she spent at URJ’s Goldman Union Camp in Zionsville, Indiana. She and her husband Jim have two URJ campers - Jonah (17) and Eliana (15).