What is the ADL NextGeneration Advisory Board?

The ADL NextGeneration Advisory Board (NextGen) unites the next generation of philanthropic leaders committed to the mission of ADL – to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all.

NextGen connects individuals ages 22 – 40 with meaningful opportunities to contribute and advocate for the activities and programs of ADL. NextGen empowers young philanthropists to become ambassadors for ADL through a broad range of educational, community service, philanthropic and leadership programs and events.

What are the ADL NextGeneration Outreach Networks?

The NextGeneration Advisory Board Outreach Network (NextGen ON) provides personal, intimate opportunities for NextGen leaders to connect their friends and neighbors to learn about and become engaged with the mission and work of ADL in the New York/New Jersey Region.

The goals are to:

  • Empower current NextGen leaders to serve as ambassadors for ADL in their communities;
  • Hold content focused events that introduce ADL to those unfamiliar with its mission and work;
  • Identify and cultivate prospective new NextGen Supporters; Glass Leadership Institute participants and
  • Build centers of support for ADL throughout NYC and NJ neighborhoods.

NGAB ON hosts events with ADL experts, individuals who have been impacted by ADL’s work and/or other experts within areas of focus for ADL in accessible environments. These events can be held on any day of the week and in a variety of formats, including but not limited to breakfasts, lunches, wine tastings, Shabbat dinners, sports outings, and the like. The format of the events is intended to balance an opportunity to learn about ADL from experts within the fields of focus for ADL with the social and networking aspects of involvement in NextGen.

NextGen Executive Board

The NextGen Executive Board is the governing and leadership of the New York Region’s young philanthropic fundraising, programming and special events. The structure of the NextGen Executive Board is: 1) Executive Cabinet (Co-Chairs and Committee Chairs) and 2) General Members. NextGen Leadership Board

The NextGen Executive Board is made up of the leaders of NextGen’s fundraising, programming and special events. The Committee Chairs are responsible for leading the NextGen General Board members in setting and achieving goals that will enhance the mission of the Next Generation Philanthropy Community – to unite the next generation of philanthropic leaders committed to the mission of ADL – to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment for all.

To learn more about the NextGen giving levels or to get involved, please contact Kelsey Kiser at kkiser@adl.org.

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Glass Leadership 

The Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute (GLI) is a nationally recognized leadership development program for a select group of young professionals. GLI provides an up-close and personal opportunity to expand their knowledge of ADL and its mission. Founded in 1997 in Orange County, California as the Steinberg Leadership Institute, it was later endowed by Sherwin and Shirley Glass of Atlanta, Georgia in honor and memory of their daughter, Shana, and renamed the Glass Leadership Institute. Today, GLI is now in 24 regions and has engaged over 3,700 individuals who are knowledgeable about ADL’s work, committed to ensuring the organization’s vitality and effectively advocating the mission of ADL – to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all.

GLI participants engage in nine months of dynamic, interactive sessions on a broad range of ADL topics. The culmination of GLI is the annual Shana Amy Glass National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC where participants have the opportunity to hear from national ADL leaders and partners from leading civil rights and human relations organizations as well as meet with legislators on Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of ADL. The National Leadership Conference is attended by hundreds of participants and ADL leaders from across the country. ADL invests over $2,500 in each participant to take part in National Leadership Conference, monthly sessions and regional events.

To get involved with NextGen or to learn about applying for the Glass Leadership Institute, please contact Kelsey Kiser at kkiser@adl.org 

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