Addie Goodman Named First Female President/CEO Of JCC Chicago
Northbrook, IL – July 25, 2018 – Addie Goodman has been named President/CEO of JCC Chicago, it was announced today by Ed Atkins, MD, Board Chairman, JCC Chicago. Goodman, who most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for the organization, will begin work in her new role on September 1, 2018. Goodman will serve as JCC Chicago’s 12th CEO and the first female to hold this role in the agency’s 115-year history.
“The Board and I are thrilled about Addie’s promotion, its significance for the J and what it means for women in leadership positions at other leading mission-driven organizations in Chicago and across the country,” said Atkins. “Addie is a strategic thinker and relationship builder with a proven track record of success. She has managed a variety of fundraising campaigns, created and grown new programs and has helped redefine all the ways JCC Chicago serves thousands of children, teens, families, adults and seniors with award-winning, life-enriching programs and experiences.”
“We look forward to partnering with Addie and her board as we strive together to strengthen JCC’s good work,” said Dr. Steven B. Nasatir, President of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Goodman joined JCC Chicago in March 2014 as Chief Advancement Officer and was promoted to COO in April 2017. As COO, Goodman provided oversight for all program areas including day and overnight camp, early childhood, recreation, cultural arts and community engagement, and continued to steward fundraising efforts for the agency. JCC Chicago is the largest Jewish Community Center in North America.
Under Goodman’s leadership, JCC Chicago has significantly enhanced its presence, connection and commitment to the communities it serves. Key program expansion includes monthly teen and family events, inclusive programs for children and teens of all abilities, health and wellness experiences, and notable growth of the annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival to over 12,000 people this past year. In addition, the agency has formed new, effective partnerships that broaden its reach and impact for Jewish Chicago.
Before joining JCC Chicago, Addie was Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Baker Demonstration School, where she successfully built and trained boards, managed major gift fundraising and all facets of marketing and public relations. Prior to that, Goodman held roles at the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Youth Job Center of Evanston, and University of Chicago.
Goodman holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. She and her husband, Sam, have four children and live in Evanston.
JCC Chicago is a non-profit organization inspired by Jewish values, bridging traditions and generations to create a more vibrant, connected community. JCC is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.