HARTFORD – Deborah Rothstein has been appointed vice president of development and donor engagement at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
In her new role, Rothstein will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of the Hartford Foundation’s fund development activities. She joined Hartford Foundation for Public Giving in 2013 as a senior philanthropic services officer.
Prior to joining the Hartford Foundation, Rothstein served as vice president of philanthropy at the Jewish Community Foundation in West Hartford from 2009 through to 2013. She was instrumental in the development of the Foundation’s agency endowment program and creation of two giving circles, The Lillian Fund and The Israel Fund.
Rothstein holds a J.D. from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree from Boston University in clinical psychology. She is a board member of the Hartford Estate and Business Planning Council and former board member of the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. Now in its 90th year, it has awarded grants of more than $620 million since its founding in 1925.