TITLE: Program Officer
FOCUS AREAS: Education, human services, education, Jewish causes, arts and culture, civic life
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PROFILE: Kim Newstadt is one of the program officers at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. She has held this title since March 2013 and previously worked the associate director of advancement for the Santa Monica Museum of Art. She has also been a Pilates instructor at Whole Body Method since October 2012. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her M.P.A. S. in public art studies from the University of Southern California.
Her LinkedIn summary shares:
Extensive experience in non-profit management, grantmaking, fundraising, and program planning.
Detail-oriented project manager and articulate communicator.
Specialties: Creative problem solving, finding opportunities in challenges, development, marketing, strategic planning, consulting, program planning, project management, graphic design, research, dance performance, and educational outreach.
The foundation shared the following information about Newstadt’s background upon her appointment:
Newstadt provides individualized philanthropic services for Center clients to support their charitable giving and liaises with grant recipients to ensure appropriate compliance. She also manages Search2Give, The Foundation’s searchable database of nonprofit organizations that are doing effective work in a variety of interest areas—a complimentary resource to donors and the broader community.
Newstadt transitioned to The Foundation from the Santa Monica Museum of Art, where she served as associate director of advancement responsible for individual giving and gala event management. Earlier, Newstadt worked in advancement at the University of Southern California and in dance performance and education with Benita Bike’s DanceArt company, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and Sankofa Center for African Dance and Culture.
Newstadt holds a master’s degree in public art studies—concentration in Jewish arts—from the University of Southern California where she was a recipient of the Spinner Avoda Fellowship. She received her bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan.