Deva Zwelling


Fundraising consultant Deva brings 30 years of experience as a development professional for Jewish organizations and Orthodox day schools, specializing in campaigns, event and volunteer management, and board development. Deva has served as Director for Institutional Advancement at Ida Crown Jewish Academy for 13 years. She has also held various leadership roles in development at The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. Deva has firsthand experience securing major gifts and has raised millions of dollars for both annual and capital campaigns.

Deva’s clients appreciate that she is organized, thorough, engaging, and a great listener. Deva loves to help organizations navigate challenges and create innovative solutions to cultivate relationships and achieve their fundraising goals.



Recent clients

  • Emunah of America
  • Coached WITS and WDS


  • BA Yeshiva University
  • MSW Wurzweiler School of Social Work


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