The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian aid group, named Donna W. Marino as a senior development officer responsible for the New York metro area. Marino, whose track record of successful leadership in the non-profit, healthcare, and consumer package goods industries, includes her most recent role as senior development officer with NYU Langone Medical Center. At the renowned heath care institution, she oversaw fundraising efforts for a number of areas, including the Department of Medicine, and worked with some of the Medical Center’s most important donors during her tenure.

‘We’re very excited that Donna is joining JDC at this pivotal moment in our century-plus history of saving Jewish lives, building Jewish life, and fostering a better tomorrow for those facing crisis or disaster. As we proactively reach out and educate new audiences about our mission, we are confident that Donna’s talents and experience will help us build a robust and sustainable future to carry on this critical work,” said Elliot Halperin, JDC’s Executive Director of External Affairs.

Prior to JDC and her career in the nonprofit space, Marino was an accomplished executive with top-level marketing, sales, and general management experience in Fortune 100 companies, including the Haagen-Dazs, Centrum, and Lipton brands. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Marino studied molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. A resident of Manhattan, she is an active member of the Honors Bridge Club and Central Park Tennis Center communities.

“I am thrilled to join JDC and be part of this storied organization’s daily efforts to positively impact countless lives around the world. This important role offers the unique opportunity to build an expansive network of new supporters to partner with JDC in our essential work caring for Jews and others in desperate need and, more personally, speaks to my passion for the rebirth of Jewish life in places where my family once came from,” said Marino.