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Danielle Bergman named UConn Hillel development director

STORRS – Danielle Bergman has been appointed development director of UConn Hillel, it was announced recently by Edina Oestreicher, UConn Hillel executive director.

A seasoned development professional with close to 10 years of Jewish communal fundraising experience, Bergman has served in multiple key development roles serving the senior population in New York at both Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. and DOROT. Most recently, she served as a development executive at Yachad, a Jewish-focused disability inclusion agency. In these roles, Bergman focused on all areas of development including individual giving, online fundraising, event planning, leadership development and grant management.

Active in Jewish communal affairs, Bergman also sits on the Board of Trustees for GrowTorah, a non-profit that aims to cultivate a more passionate, compassionate and sustainable Jewish future driven by Torah values.

“Dani is excited to bring her experience to UConn Hillel and looks forward to working with students, alumni, staff and leadership to support and grow Hillel’s vital programming,” said Oestreicher in announcing Bergman’s appointment.

Bergman holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, where she was active in the campus Hillel. 

Currently a resident of New Jersey, Bergman plans to relocate to Connecticut in the near future with her husband and son.

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