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Spertus Institute Welcomes Rebecca Garrett as Director of Development

Evolve Giving Group
January 3, 2020

Rebecca Garrett recently joined the Spertus Institute team and has hit the ground running. An experienced development professional with a passion for donor-centric fundraising, she is already helping Spertus donors, members, and alumni accomplish their philanthropic goals through meaningful engagement with Spertus and the communities it serves locally and around the world. As Spertus continues to broaden its scope and geographic reach, Garrett will focus on expanding the dollars raised through the Institute’s annual campaign, major gifts program, and foundation and grants portfolio.

Rebecca Garrett, Director of Development,
Spertus Institute

“As a young Jewish professional, I am especially inspired by Spertus Institute’s commitment to training the next generation of Jewish leaders,” she said. “I am thrilled to be working with a phenomenal staff and board in an environment that is built around the values of lifelong learning and continual growth.”

Evolve is grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Spertus as they took this exciting step in the growth of their fundraising program.

Ellen Hattenbach, Vice President for External Relations, shared, “I rely on the team at Evolve in times of need, shortage of hands, or to provide wise counsel on complex situations. They help navigate through staff transitions and bring clarity to multi-faceted projects. Recently, I called Evolve when a search for the right Director of Development required more resources and reach than I had available. In a heartbeat, the talented consultants had framed the project, understood the expertise and human traits I sought, and presented a pool of likely and likable candidates. Presto, the right professional was presented and on-boarded in a much shorter time frame than I could have managed single-handedly. I recommend Evolve for executive searches without hesitation.”