Lisa Silverman, vice president for development and alumni affairs, is responsible for building philanthropic support to enable the exceptional patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education for which NYU Langone Medical Center is known. In addition, Ms. Silverman oversees alumni affairs on behalf of the NYU School of Medicine.
Under her leadership, the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs has developed and re-energized innovative approaches to philanthropy, including a campaign feasibility study and plan, the Faculty and Friends Campaign for grateful patients, online giving, and donor relations programs. In support of the board and leadership team's ambitious vision for transforming NYU Langone, grateful patients, alumni and friends have already contributed over $840 million in the first three years of the new vision.
Ms. Silverman previously worked at Community Counseling Service (CCS) Fundraising, a consulting firm, where she served as vice president and counselled numerous clients on capital campaigns. Before joining CCS, Ms. Silverman was responsible for donor acquisition and retention at the United Jewish Communities (UJC), conducting strategy consultations and training sessions with professionals and volunteers in 200 federations nationwide. She also served as a community consultant, organizer and educator in the former Soviet Union and as a program and events manager in Israel.
Ms. Silverman received a master of business administration degree from NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, where she was named a Stern Director's Fellow and Schering-Plough International Scholar, and a bachelor of science in public administration from the University of Arizona, where she was a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership awardee.