Will Schneider is the Director of Advancement for PJ Library, which sends Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to families with children through age eleven. Created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Will helps to ensure the financial stability and sustainability of PJ Library and PJ Library communities. Will is the former Executive Director of Slingshot, which highlights and promotes innovative projects in Jewish life across North America, and works with funders in their 20s and 30s as they connect to the Jewish community. Will has also worked as a fundraising consultant for a large national consulting firm, and as a fundraiser for several not-for-profit organizations including Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, the National Urban League, and New York University. Will lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife Rachel and his PJ Library subscriber children Max and Aya.
Coming from a career in the secular professional fundraising world, I am lucky to have had two transformational opportunities as a Jewish professional. As I entered this space I was embraced by a community of Jewish professionals who not only shared their skills and experiences with me, but were also open to learning from my own. I hope that we have made each other better and more effective. I am eager to work with JPRO to pay it forward to other professionals and make our community stronger together.