A warm welcome to Jeffrey Savit who has been named JBBBS’s new President and CEO.
Savit, who is well known and respected throughout the Jewish community, joins as the Agency readies to celebrate its centennial, remaining deeply committed to its core mission while looking to deepen its impact by broadening and diversifying support.
“Jeffrey is tremendously passionate about our mission, committed to serving children and the most vulnerable members of our community, and understands the importance of collaboration in sustaining our work.” said David Franklin, Chairman of the Board for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston. “His cumulative experience − as a social worker, a fundraiser, a CEO, and chair of our Board of Directors − couldn’t be better qualifications for the individual who will help steward JBBBS into our next century.”
“I am honored and humbled to have been selected to lead this remarkable organization whose mission I am so passionate about,” said Savit. “As we cross into our second century of service, we are poised for greater impact as we broaden and strengthen our community partnerships, diversify our revenue sources, and strengthen the Agency’s infrastructure. The centennial gives us a unique opportunity to showcase our mission to a broad audience, and to demonstrate how we serve with Jewish values, while being open to everyone.”
Savit most recently served as Chief Development Officer of Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, headquartered in New York City. Previously, he was the President and CEO of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and the Jewish Federation Foundation of Rhode Island. He began his career as a trust and estate attorney, and after nearly 20 years practicing law, he earned an MSW and worked as the Director of Social Work and Jewish Community Liaison at Hebrew Senior Life’s Brookline campus.
Concurrent with his professional roles, for the past 20 years, Jeffrey has served on a number of nonprofit and healthcare boards, many in the Jewish community. From 1999 to 2002, he was Chair of the Board of Directors of Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Boston, and from 2010 to 2015, he was Chair of the Agency’s Endowment Board. He also served as Chair of the Governing Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston from 2007 to 2009.
Savit graduated Cum Laude from Harvard College with a degree in American History. He earned his J.D. Cum Laude from Boston College Law School, and later an MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.