UJIA has appointed its existing Director of Legacies and Planned Giving, Harvey Bratt, to an expanded role overseeing the charity’s overall fundraising operation. Harvey, who has served at UJIA since 2011, will commence work in the newly created role of Director of Fundraising and Planned Giving in October this year.

Harvey Bratt is well known to readers of Jewish newspapers, and the community as a whole, as the face of legacy giving for many years.

In his new role, he will take on the fundraising brief from longstanding UJIA fundraising chief, Jacalyn Sank Da Costa, who will remain as UJIA Head of Major Gifts.

Commenting on the appointment, UJIA CEO Mandie Winston said:

“Harvey is widely respected by staff, trustees and the wider community for his wisdom, intellect, passion and good judgment. I am thrilled that we can call upon Harvey’s skills and expertise to oversee our crucial fundraising drive to secure our community’s future vibrancy and connection to Israel. I’d also like to thank Jacalyn Sank Da Costa for her years of commitment to UJIA and I’m delighted that she will continue to be an integral part of our team.”

Harvey Bratt commented:

“This is an enormously exciting opportunity – to be responsible for the overall engagement and fundraising strategy for an organisation that is so central to the British Jewish community and its relationship with Israel. UJIA’s work assisting Israel’s most vulnerable citizens and creating lifelong connections between British Jews and Israel remains as vital as ever. I am looking forward to working with a remarkable team of staff and lay leaders to drive it forward.”