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.


Tuti Scott

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, Changemaker strategies

Tuti Scott serves as a “Chief Inspiration Officer” and guide to countless leaders and teams that are advancing social change. With more than 25 years of experience educating and energizing bold change makers, Tuti advises organizations and boards on strategic planning, succession planning, governance, fundraising, and leadership development. Whether as coach, strategic planner, or facilitator, Tuti helps teams navigate growth, define the scope and scale of their work, and achieve critical sustainability.

During her time at the Women’s Sports Foundation, Tuti engaged thousands of supporters to raise $70 million over 15 years to support women’s leadership and equal access to sports for women and girls. Since then, she has mobilized support for leading organizations in the women’s funding space and beyond including Equal Rights Advocates, Root Capital, Civil Liberties and Public Policy, Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, and more. She has assisted renowned founders, leaders, and fierce feminists including Barbara Dobkin, Billie Jean King, Geena Davis, Serene Jones, and Jane Sloane. In addition to her consulting work guiding coalitions like ReflectUs, The Equal Pay Today Campaign, and The Jewish Women’s Funding Network, Tuti also serves as the inaugural Money and Power Fellow at The Women’s Funding Network. As a strategic philanthropy and investing consultant, Tuti helps individuals and foundations resource critical work using a gender and racial justice lens. At core, Tuti coaches all of us to be more courageous and values-based in our leadership, team-building, and relationship to money and resources.

An energizing author and speaker, “Coach Tuti” invigorates audiences to insist on impact. Tuti serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Tides, a leading global foundation and nonprofit accelerator, and a founding board member of Women Win. Tuti approaches her work with the drive and commitment of a lifelong athlete and is an aggressive, competent, and goal-oriented gender equity warrior. She is a proud intersectional feminist and investor in women. 


In memory: Nancy Schwartz Sternoff

Founder of G & S Consulting

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Nancy Schwartz Sternoff saw 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 had 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 sat on the boards of The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York and Bikkurim and she served as a Slingshot evaluator. She held an M.A. in American literature from NYU and a B.A. in English from Syracuse University.