Senior Consultant

Jane Best

Evanston, IL and Boca Raton, FL

Jane has worked in Jewish fundraising for over 30 years, starting at the Jewish Federation in Chicago. After that, she went on to run a $39M building campaign for Ida Crown Jewish Academy. Since then, Jane has specialized in capital projects for Jewish organizations.

As a trusted coach and advisor to professional and lay leaders across the country, Jane is an expert at developing capital campaigns that reflect the vision of the organizations she serves.  She has a knack for building donor strategies for high-net worth individuals and for helping her clients secure multi-million dollar donations.



Recent clients

  • Solomon Schechter Jewish Day school 
  • Brauser Maimonides Jewish Day School
  • JCC Chicago
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Yeshivat Shalshelet Jewish Day School
  • Camp Nageela of the Midwest
  • Wash U HIllel
  • Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County


Master of Social Work in Community Organization, Yeshiva University

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University


Jane enjoys tennis, walking, running, travel and canasta.