Naamah Paley Rose


Naamah serves on the New York Advisory team, where she serves as outsourced program staff to multiple family foundations, provides philanthropic advising to high-net-worth individuals, and manages grantmaking portfolios for institutional foundations in their start-up phase. She is an experienced grants manager. Naamah helped launch the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, the largest foundation focused exclusively on healthcare across New York State. She has worked across issue areas, including, but not limited to: food insecurity, mental health, reproductive justice, the arts, and more. Naamah has fifteen years of grantmaking, philanthropic strategy, and facilitation experience.

She has lived and worked in the Middle East, Midwest and New York City. She has worked with a large international fund, a medium-sized family foundation, the flagship grantee of a foundation, and a peer-to-peer grantmaking program. She most recently served as a manager and senior program officer for the Bronfman Fellowships, where she ran educational programs and managed an Alumni Advisory Board. Previously, she worked at the New Israel Fund and Unbound Philanthropy, where she worked on operations and evaluation.

Naamah received her Masters of Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, and her B.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan (go blue!). She currently serves as a Board member for the New Orleans Jewish Community Center (JCC) also as the Grants Chair for a community giving circle. Naamah resides in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband and two young children.

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