Legacy Community Consultants

A team of experienced legacy community consultants work directly with professional staff and lay leaders of Jewish organizations in participating communities.


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.

Tamra L. Dollin

Dena Morris Kaufman, CFRE, CAP®

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. Dena began her career at the Jewish Federation of Phoenix working on the annual campaign. 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, is a Certified Fundraising Executive and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy.

Tamra L. Dollin

Tamra L. Dollin, MSW, CPCC

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.