(New Orleans, LA – August 18, 2021) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (Foundation) announced that Jeff Schiffman will join the organization as Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs. Schiffman most recently served as the Director of Admission for Tulane University’s Office of Undergraduate Admission.
“We’re thrilled to have Jeff join the Foundation at this exciting time as we work to expand our leadership throughout our region,” said Andy Kopplin, President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation.“ Jeff brings a wealth of experience in communicating complex narratives in creative and easy to understand messages. His storytelling and leadership skills will be a tremendous asset as we work to share the positive impact our donors and fundholders, corporate and foundation partners, grantees, and board and staff are making in the greater New Orleans region.”
“Reading the Foundation’s mission to create a vibrant, sustainable and just region for all was what immediately attracted me to starting my new career here,” said Jeff Schiffman, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “It’s been a dream come true to get to work at a place that creates such a lasting, positive impact on our greater community.”
In his previous role, Schiffman supervised much of the marketing and communication efforts throughout the admission recruitment cycle at Tulane University. He oversaw the media and International Admission teams and directed major scholarship programs at the University, including the Posse Foundation Scholarship. During his 16 year tenure, Schiffman was responsible for crafting a communication plan that attracted 26,000+ students to New Orleans for their college experience while simultaneously working to create a positive change in the diversity of Tulane’s student body. As Director, Schiffman saw Tulane’s applications soar to a record 45,000 and the diversity of students of color increased simultaneously. This year, over 30% of enrolling students identify as International, Black, Indigenous or people of color, up from 17% in 2016.
Schiffman holds a Masters degree in Liberal Arts from Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement and a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Management from Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.
About Greater New Orleans Foundation
With roots extending over 90 years, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has been connecting generous people to the causes that spark their passion. As one of the most trusted philanthropic organizations in the region, we work every day to drive positive impact through philanthropy, leadership and action in our thirteen-parish region. In addition to grantmaking, we convene people, resources, and ideas to create intelligent strategies and solutions to meet our region’s greatest challenges. We are proud to serve as a vocal civic leader with our partners to ensure a vibrant, sustainable, and just region for all. Learn more at www.gnof.org.