Growing with the J
Since I was a kid growing up in Wilmette, many of my life experiences were built by JCC Chicago. With every turn I took and every choice I faced; the J was there with a program that fit my needs as I moved along my own personal “Game of Life.” Looking back, I realized my family has been part of the JCC community for three generations.
As a child and teen, I built my Jewish identity and learned valuable life skills through summers at Camp Chi and on a teen trip to Poland and Israel. As a young adult, JCC Chicago provided the support I needed to lay the groundwork to live a meaningful Jewish life. When I first became a parent, the J offered flexible options that fit our families’ needs. And now, as a professional, JCC Chicago continues to offer a warm and welcoming community with many opportunities for leadership and growth.
I am so grateful for these experiences, especially now, as I join JCC Chicago as the Chief Advancement Officer, responsible for fundraising, marketing, and development. My career as a non-profit professional is built upon the independence, confidence and leadership skills gained throughout my life. So many of those experiences are connected to the J, and I am excited to have the opportunity to ensure the future of the place that was present in my life every step of the way. And my J journey continues…
– Megan Roth Abraham
Chief Advancement Officer, JCC Chicago
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Megan joins JCC Chicago from Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative where she served as Executive Director since 2016. Having worked for both secular and Jewish mission-driven organizations, Megan has deep experience in non-profit and fundraising work, board development, and marketing and outreach campaigns. Megan brings a track record of fundraising success to her position at the J, as well as a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Chicago’s Jewish community. She is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and DePaul University, where she earned a Master’s in Non-profit Management.