The Crew at the Cabin

Launching Foundations

In 1998, based on a situation analysis of children and youth in Israel, Patricia led the team that launched the pathbreaking Israel Children and Youth Foundation to cultivate philanthropy for children within the country, through the leadership of a new board made up of the most successful business people under the age of 50 in Israel.  Read More.

Strengthening Leadership

Patricia works with management and boards of existing foundations and non profits to strengthen their institutions. In countries such as the US, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Paraguay, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa Patricia has helped foundations and non profits to reach new target groups, increase the number of clients and constituencies served, launch new program areas, strengthen impact of existing programs, collaborate with other funders through networked giving, streamline grant making, make financial management more accurate and transparent and donor databases more useful, diversify their funding base and increase funding, and expand geographically through:

  1.   Board  and staff development

  2.   Branding and marketing

  3.   Strategic and fundraising planning,  prospect research, proposal writing and event planning

  4.    Measuring program results and using data to improve programs

  5. Reviewing and improving policies and procedures to adhere to good practice in grant making, program design, compliance and financial management, IT and computer management, and human resource management

Patricia has also advised multinational and national companies on corporate philanthropy and social responsibility in education, employment, health and leadership development. She worked with companies such as Cisco Systems, Intel, Microsoft, Nike, Nokia, Oracle, Bank Hapaolim, Israir, Attijariwafa Bank, and Price Waterhouse Coopers to design and implement programs that impact more than 30,000 young people each year.

Connecting Programs to Stakeholders’ Needs

Patricia sees solutions where others see problems.  One example is HIV prevention in Africa, where Patricia recognized youth programs did not adequately address the needs of youth; therefore she brought partners together to connect programs to stakeholders’ needs.  Read More.

Raising Awareness and Funds

Patricia has also designed and implemented events and publications to raise awareness and funds:

On Youth Leadership, Education, Employment and Health.  Under Patricia’s leadership:

Strengthening Non Profit,  Foundation

& CSR Leadership






Palestinian Territories





South Africa

United States

Pathbreaking.  Empowering.  Connecting. 

  1. The first fundraising Gala for New York City-based South Asian Youth Action exceeded its revenue goal by 80%, raising more than $500,000. The event educated participants on the situation of low-income, immigrant South Asian youth through the spoken and written word, video, art, music and dance, and expanded the organization’s individual giving base.

  2. Youth Leaders against AIDS with the Ambassador of Mali and Africa Alive raised the initial funds for an AIDS orphans scholarship fund, and the National Summit on Africa engaged 200 American citizens on the issue of youth fighting AIDS. 

  3. More than 2,000 policy makers, non profit managers, academics and youth, including at Harvard, Georgetown and UCLA universities, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Youth Employment Summit, and the World Bank were reached through Patricia’s speaking engagements.

On Public Policy and Global Affairs: Patricia serves as Treasurer of the board of Americans for Informed Democracy, a national network that educates and cultivates young Americans to exercise their power to bring about a peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world through US global engagement. She co-founded and served as Business Manager of the first journal on global policy at Harvard (Harvard Journal of International Affairs). She wrote and produced videos on Service Delivery Surveys for the World Bank. She served on the board of the National Organization for Women in New York, which focused, during her tenure, on reproductive rights and pay equity. Her photographs have been published in annual reports of non profits. 

On Inter-cultural and Inter-faith understanding: Patricia was a founding board member of 9/11 Unity Walk in Washington, DC and recently was elected Co-Chair of the Board. She serves as Managing Director of Unity Productions Foundation, which produces documentaries for public television broadcast and film-based educational campaigns that help Americans better understand Muslims and islam.

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