Kerry Newman is the Assistant Director for Capital Gifts & Special Initiatives at UJA-Federation of New York. Her team is responsible for raising funds for a variety of UJA's signature initiatives. As part of her role, Kerry works with a team of writers to share the needs and opportunities facing the New York and global Jewish communities. She has worked in the Jewish Communal field for more than 20 years, previously as a Hillel professional. She is a native New Yorker, and now lives in Sharon, MA with her husband and two teenage sons.