Hillels of Georgia Appoints New Director of Development
Bennie Cohen has been appointed Director of Development for Hillels of Georgia. "I am pleased for Bennie to be a member of our professional staff team at Hillels of Georgia,” said Elliot B. Karp, CEO of Hillels of Georgia. “Bennie is passionate about Jewish life, the Jewish community and Israel. As a former Hillel professional he has a keen appreciation of the important role Hillel plays in preparing the next generation of Jewish leaders to assume responsibility for the Jewish future. His nonprofit and sales experience makes him well suited to lead Hillel’s fundraising and development efforts; and to harness the generous philanthropic support of Hillel’s students, families, alumni and friends.”
Bennie's ties to Hillel run deep. He served on the professional staff at the Hillels at the University of Central Florida and University of Florida. He helped to bolster student engagement and empowerment through leadership development and by developing relationships with students to create dynamic programs to support Jewish life on campus.
Cohen has also worked for several Jewish organizations including Camp Ramah Darom, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network, and Birthright Israel Next. His professional record of achievement includes increased awareness, attendance and participation in these agency’s community programs and fundraising campaigns.
Prior to joining Hillels of Georgia Cohen was an Engagement Manager for Amelia, ,a market-leading Digital Employee and Conversational AI solution. Bennie orchestrated and led all company resources to ensure client success and increased usage of Amelia’s technologies and services. “I plan to use my nonprofit, sales, and relationship building skills in leading Hillels of Georgia’s Annual Fund to new levels of achievement. The Annual Fund provides the vital financial resources needed for Hillels of Georgia to sponsor meaningful Jewish experiences for students such as Shabbat celebrations and dinners; Israel awareness, education, travel and advocacy; leadership development; Jewish education programs and much more. Our generous donors are our partners who are investing both in today’s Jewish college students as well as the Jewish future when they support Hillels of Georgia.”
Bennie is originally from Florida and holds a BA in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications from the University of South Florida where he was a proud member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Jewish National Fraternity. He and his family have called Georgia home for 12 years.