Assistant Vice President for Development
215.576.0800, ext. 155
Barbara G. Lissy has worked for more than 25 years in management, development and program design functions for nonprofit organizations. For nearly 20 years she was the executive director of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel, where she helped transform a small organization into a vibrant voice within the Jewish and international community. Lissy cultivated board involvement, initiated a communications plan, created organization fundraising programs and was responsible for financial oversight of a $10 million budget.
She is the past director of the American Friends of Orr Shalom Children's Homes, a network of therapeutic family-based foster care homes in Israel. At Orr Shalom, Lissy established the first U.S. office, developed public relations materials for a North American audience, helped revamp the annual fund and obtained new foundation grants.
She also is a past administrative director of the Solomon Schechter Day School in Philadelphia and member of the campaign staff for the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia.
Lissy is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.