NORMAN B. GILDIN
is an experienced fund raiser guided
by principles of strategic planning that have been the hallmarks of
his success. His background encompasses the four major types of
fund raising – annual campaigns, building fund and capital
campaigns, planned giving and endowment fund giving.
Mr. Gildin believes in a
well-organized, methodical approach to Development. He offers a
sophisticated approach to fundraising with emphasis on the
strategic planning required for this task. During his career Gildin was results oriented
and that meant getting the job done.
At Migdal Ohr, an Israeli based organization for
poor and disadvantaged children and families in Israel, he
shepherded the American Office to $16.6 million raised while
serving as its Executive Vice President.
During his tenure at OHEL Children’s Home &
Family Services, his leadership resulted in more than $30 million
raised toward the annual campaign, and between $9-$10 million
toward the capital campaign.
In his eighteen-year tenure at Metropolitan
Jewish Geriatric Foundation, Norman’s leadership approach raised
more than $30 million in annual and capital funds primarily through
private sector fundraising.
Norman handled the fund-raising activities of
the Women’s Auxiliary at the Jewish Home for the Elderly of
Fairfield, Connecticut where there were 1,000 members when he
started and more than 4,000 members at the end of his term. Early
in his career, he annually raised hundreds of thousands of dollars
for special events and activities at the Jewish Home.
He spearheaded multiple successfulfundraising
campaigns and developed strategic plans and case statements
to raise essential
He has strong public relations and marketing
experience and is a proven leader in the use of Social Media
including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit and
Gildin is formerly a licensed nursing home
administrator in NY and NJ. He also has lectured, published and
served as a volunteer/consultant for various not-for-profit
organizations. Gildin is currently a regular columnist for the Sun-Sentinel Florida Jewish
Journal, Gateway Gazette and The Jewish Link of New
Norman graduated Magna Cum Laude
from Yeshiva University in New York. He later obtained his master’s
degree in Health Care Administration from the George Washington
University, School of Government and Business Administration,
Washington, D. C.
Mr. Gildin lives with his
wife Barbara in Boynton Beach, Florida and previously lived in
Teaneck, N.J. and Bridgeport, Connecticut. They are the proud
parents of five children.