October 22, 2019

AJU Appoints Catherine Schneider Chief Development Officer

Catherine Schneider,. Photo courtesy of AJU

American Jewish University appointed Catherine Schneider as the university’s next Vice President for Advancement and Chief Development Officer.

Schneider has spent more than 20 years working as a seasoned fundraising and nonprofit professional. She was selected after a national search and will join AJU officially Feb. 28.

“We are delighted that Catherine will be joining American Jewish University,” AJU President Jeffrey Herbst said in a statement. “She is a highly respected and distinguished professional, and extremely well-known throughout the Los Angeles Jewish community.”

Schneider, herself an AJU graduate with an MBA from the Graduate School of Nonprofit Management, is currently the executive vice president, Donor Experience at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. “Catherine will be critical to helping develop American Jewish University into a national center for teaching and research based on Jewish principles and ethics,” Herbst said.

“I am thrilled to be coming home to the AJU,” Catherine Schneider said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the president, board, faculty and entire AJU community to support and expand upon the University’s legacy and vision for a vibrant and inclusive community of learning.”