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2015 AJFCA Annual Conference
Closing Plenary Speaker
building community together 

AJFCA is thrilled to announce that Alina Gerlovin Spaulding will conclude the 2015 AJFCA Annual Conference as the closing plenary speaker on Tuesday, May 5th.

Alina Gerlovin Spaulding and her family successfully immigrated to the United States in 1979, with the help of Jewish community raised dollars after many difficult years spent in the Former Soviet Union. Once Alina and her family arrived in the United States her local Jewish family service agency became vital to the survival of her and her parents, as according to Alina, their needs were nearly insurmountable.

Alina currently consults on development strategy and is an internationally acclaimed public speaker on philanthropy. In her free time, she dreams about opening a food truck, in Greensboro, North Carolina where she currently lives with her family.  
Interesting Facts about Alina . . .  

  • Alina is involved in humanitarian causes in the United States and overseas. 
  • Alina coordinated the Delet Camp program between Greensboro and Beltzy, Moldova for 5 years.
  • Alina has traveled to Minsk with Jewish Healthcare International on a mental health and Jewish education mission intended to build a more vibrant and healthy Jewish community in Belarus. She and her husband played a major role in the establishment of one of the First JFS programs in the FSU. 
  • Alina was one of 17 fellows from around the world to take part in the first class of the Brandeis/ Bronfman Institute for Informal Jewish Education.
  • Alina was one of 10 fellows from North America to take part in the prestigious Covenant Fellowship program for Jewish Education.
  • Alina took part in the JTS-Columbia Day School Leadership Training Initiative.
  • Alina has run a Jewish Day School, traveled to 39 out of our 50 states, learned how to bake rugalach from a survivor of the Holocaust, and visited Israel 12 times.