Yossi Held

Director of Development

Yossi oversees the development and resource procurement strategy for the Institute with a focus on major donations, corporate sponsorships, and foundation and planned giving. Yossi has led development efforts at several non-profit social service, political and youth oriented organizations. Most recently, Yossi worked as Director of Development at Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s most comprehensive LGBT community center. Prior to that, he led development efforts at BBYO, AIPAC and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. Yossi graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago with a B.A. in Psychology. Additionally, he completed his M.S in Nonprofit Management from Spertus College in Chicago.