Barbara DobkiN

Trustee, Dobkin Family Foundation; Founding Chair, The Dafna Fund; Founding Chair, The Hadassah Foundation

Trustee, Dobkin Family Foundation; Founding Chair, The Dafna Fund; Founding Chair, The Hadassah Foundation

A pioneer in the Jewish community as a donor-activist for programs to empower women and girls, Barbara Dobkin is one of the most visible and committed advocates for social change. She was the Founding Chair of Ma’yan, a program of The JCC in Manhattan, the Jewish Women’s Archive in Boston and the Hadassah Foundation. She was a founder of Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community and is the immediate past board chair of American Jewish World Service. She also served on the boards of The Women’s Funding Network, The White House Project, the Women Donors Network and Lilith Magazine. She presently Chairs the board of the Dafna Israeli Fund, a feminist foundation in Israel. A frequent speaker on women’s philanthropy and leadership, she is a significant supporter of and adviser to a variety of not-for-profits, both Jewish and secular in the U.S. and internationally. Barbara has been recognized by several organizations including the New York Women’s Foundation, the Jewish Funders Network and the Council on Foundations for her innovative philanthropic work.


Nancy Schwartz Sternoff

Founder of G & S Consulting

Nancy Schwartz Sternoff is a feminist leader who applies her three decades of experience as a fundraiser, capacity builder, consultant and coach. Her deep experience in the independent sector has enabled her to excel at helping clients articulate strategies and devise and implement tactics to grow.

Before co-founding G&S Consultants with Phyllis Goldman in 2011, Nancy served for 13 years as the Director of the Dobkin Family Foundation, a pre-eminent funder of feminist leadership and women’s advancement. In that capacity, she served as an advisor to highly respected organizations. She has advised the network of Jewish women’s funds for over 15 years, focusing on gender lens strategies to deepen impact, fundraising and planning. 

Nancy’s prior experience includes six years as Senior Vice President of the Baltimore Jewish Federation, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Choice, and chief fundraiser for former Congressman John Miller. Additionally, Nancy has been a volunteer activist, serving on the boards of numerous national organizations. She sits on the boards of The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York and Bikkurim and she serves as a Slingshot evaluator. She holds an M.A. in American literature from NYU and a B.A. in English from Syracuse University. 


Tuti Scott


Tuti B. Scott is a leader for women.  She is an energetic speaker, trainer and thought leader.  Her work inspires people and organizations to raise the visibility of their leadership and be creative with their giving to change systems and culture.  Coach Tuti has been a leader bridging women’s rights, social justice philanthropy and women’s sports for three decades.  As a “spiritual jock” and women’s sports advocate, she integrates the topics of personal excellence, teamwork, competition, and self-care into her work.  Tuti brings forth the knowledge of her ancestors and many sheroes such as Maya Angelou, Ann Richards, and Gloria Steinem into her work to galvanize people’s learning experience.  Using her experiences as an athlete, basketball coach, and 15 years as Chief Development Officer for the Women’s Sports Foundation, Tuti brings insights about sports, leadership, power and money to philanthropic circles, Boardrooms, and management teams.  Tuti serves as President of her own consulting firm, Imagine Philanthropy, where for eight years she and her team work with foundations and social sector organizations in planning, team building, brandraising, and campaign strategy.  She is a feminist philanthropist who served for six years on the board of the Women’s Funding Network, is an advisor to Women Moving Millions, serves on the Board of Directors of Tides and is a founding and current Board member of Women Win.