LIFE & LEGACY Key Staff
Arlene D. Schiff
Arlene D. Schiff is the National Director of the LIFE & LEGACY program. In her role at HGF she provides training and support to communities, across North America, to secure meaningful after-lifetime legacy gifts. Prior to joining the Foundation, Arlene served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. During her 12 year tenure, she provided visionary leadership while devising and executing strategic plans that centered on community building and garnering support for philanthropic giving. Arlene is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts and holds a M.A. from Harvard University.
Dena Morris Kaufman
Dena Kaufman is a LIFE & LEGACY Legacy Community Consultant. In her role at HGF, she provides training and support to communities, across North America, to secure meaningful after-lifetime gifts. Prior to joining HGF, Dena served as the Director of Philanthropy for Sojourner Center, the nation’s largest domestic violence shelter. In her role as the Development Director at URJ Camp Newman, she established an annual campaign and a Legacy Society while planning and implementing a $30 million capital campaign. These initiatives serve as her Legacy to her beloved childhood camp. Dena has a BA in Business, Public, and Private Administration from the University of California at Riverside, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.
Tamra Dollin is a LIFE & LEGACY Legacy Community Consultant, providing training and support to communities across North America to secure meaningful after-lifetime gifts. Working in the Jewish community for over 25 years, Tammy most recently directed the establishment of Ramah in the Rockies, focusing on project management, fund raising, and board development. She is a certified professional Co-Active coach. Tammy holds Masters Degrees from Columbia University (MSW) and the Jewish Theological Seminary, and an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. Tammy is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship.
Christine Kutnick, CFRE, is a LIFE & LEGACY Legacy Community Consultant providing training and support to communities across North America to secure meaningful after-lifetime gifts. Over the last 18 years she has assisted numerous individuals to have a philanthropic impact on valued non-profit organizations. While at the University of Texas at Austin, Christine worked with alumni to create planned gift agreements which will result in the fulfillment of their dream of leaving a legacy to their alma mater. In addition, she has volunteered for many Jewish organizations. Christine received her BA degree from California State University and, in 2006, her Certified Fundraising Executive credentials. She is currently working on her Certificate in Fundraising Management from Indiana University’s Lily School of Philanthropy.