The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has promoted Tara Siegman and Laurie Kays to new roles within the organization.
“OJCF is largely defined by the excellence of our professional team, allowing us to provide tremendous service, guidance and care for our donors and community partners,” says OJCF board chair Josh Frankel. “Tara and Laurie are deserving of their promotions and will undoubtedly excel in their new roles.”
Tara Siegman is now OJCF’s Director of Donor Relations & Development Officer. Tara’s responsibilities include working closely with fund holders on their giving priorities as well as helping new and existing donors establish charitable funds to create their philanthropic legacies. She joined the foundation six years ago as Donor Relations & Grants Manager and has worked with donor-advised funds and community foundations since 2005.
Tara holds a B.A. in Political Science & Public Policy from George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management from Portland State University. She is a 21/64 Certified Advisor trained in multigenerational philanthropy, has certificates in Nonprofit Financial Stewardship (Harvard University) and Giving With Purpose (Doris Buffett’s Learning by Giving Foundation) and participated in Portland’s inaugural class of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. Tara is a volunteer grant evaluator with the Oregon Community Foundation, co-chairs the regional conference of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable and formerly served on the regional executive board of the Grant Managers Network. Tara can be reached at email@example.com or 503-248-9328.
Laurie Kays has been promoted to be the OJCF Accountant/Grants Manager. Laurie began her career at OJCF on a temporary assignment, but her skills and commitment were quickly recognized, and she was invited to join the staff permanently in 2017.
Laurie provides vital expertise in the areas of financial management and accounting. Among her many responsibilities is the preparation of regular fund statements for partner organizations and fundholders. Her role has now expanded to include greater involvement in grants administration – from receiving fundholder grant recommendations to ensuring that organizations receive their grant checks.
Laurie holds a B.A.Sc in Accounting from Portland State University. She came to OJCF with more than 10 years’ experience in the accounting field. Her previous professional experience includes employment with Scenic Fruit Company, Liberty Tax Service and Multi-Services, Inc., a commercial property management company. Laurie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-248-9328.