Zamira Korff named Senior VP of Institutional Advancement

September 15, 2017

Zamira Korff, formerly of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), was named senior vice president of institutional advancement and will begin work on Oct. 23 as a fundraising executive for Brandeis.

Korff is replacing Nancy Winship, who in June became chief philanthropic advisor to President Ron Liebowitz.

At CJP, Korff served in a variety of roles, starting in 1977 as director of the women’s division and working her way up the corporate ladder to become senior vice president of strategic philanthropy.

Korff’s fundraising experience is extensive. At CJP she was responsible for raising $55 million every year and brought in over $12 million during a capital campaign while she served as senior vice president of strategic philanthropy.

Graduating with a B.A. from American University, Korff also has a penchant for politics, and later worked in Washington, on behalf of senator Joseph Biden, as a legislative aide to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs.

In the announcement released by Brandeis, Korff had optimistic words for the university. “Fundraising is about realizing our best hopes and dreams and I believe Brandeis, under the bold and passionate leadership of President Ron Liebowitz, has a truly extraordinary vision for the future.”

From CJP president Barry Shrage to Liebowitz, Korff has received high praise for her fundraising work and character.

“I know her warmth, intelligence, energy and good humor will be embraced by Brandeis supporters, alumni, parents and students. Zamira is looking forward to developing strong relationships with donors who have supported Brandeis for decades, and to forging relationships with new donors and expanding our reach, regionally, nationally and globally,” said president Liebowitz in a Brandeis press release.

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