The Steven Drysdale Group:
The Jewish Community

New Section of the Day School

The many years that Steven Drysdale spent working as the CEO of a variety of Jewish organizations in the U.S., Canada, and overseas (see Steve’s resume) has made him known as a valuable asset to many groups. He has been fortunate that his reputation and that of his services has spread by word of mouth to a wide range of Jewish communal organizations.

Here is a list of current and recent clients in the Jewish world:

  • Yeshiva Ben Porat Yosef, Paramus, New Jersey
  • Capital & Annual Campaign Coaching

  • Beth Israel Congregation, Owings Mills, Maryland
  • Feasibility Study
  • Capital Campaign Consultation

  • Goucher Hillel, Towson, Maryland
  • Executive Coaching

  • The Associated- Jewish Federation of Baltimore
  • Generations Endowment and Legacy Campaign
  • Avi Chai and PEJE program to encourage planned giving initiatives in a cluster of Jewish Day Schools

  • Scranton Hebrew Day School
  • Strategic Planning
  • Development Coaching
  • Governance Restructuring

  • Yeshiva University
  • Community Consultant
  • University/School Partnership
  • Azrieli School of Education

  • Azteca Foundation Jewish Youth Orchestra
  • Mexico City Development Consultant

  • Durham Sculpture Project
  • Strategy and Development Consultant

  • Vancouver Talmud Torah
  • Building and Expansion Campaign Preparations

  • Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
  • Capital Campaign Feasibility Study
  • Capital Campaign Planning Consultation
  • Direction of $8.5 million Capital and Endowment Campaign
  • Crafting of Strategic Development Plan

  • Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the Lerner Jewish Community Day School
  • Feasibility Study
  • $6,000,000 Community Campus Partnership Campaign

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
  • $40 million Community Capital Campaign on behalf of thirteen partner agencies
  • Development of Jewish Community Campus
  • Consultation to JCC and Community Services Building Design

  • Minneapolis Jewish Community Center
  • Capital Campaign Feasibility Study

  • Akiba Academy – Dallas, Texas
  • Development Coach — PEJE Focused Expertise Grant

  • Maccabi Academy — Asheville, North Carolina
  • Development Coach — PEJE Focused Expertise Grant

  • Jewish Community Center and Columbia Jewish Day School — Columbia, South Carolina
  • Capital Campaign Feasibility Study
  • Preliminary Campaign Planning

  • Congregation Sha’aray Shalom — Hingham, MA
  • Capital Campaign Feasibility Study
  • Campaign Consultation and Direction

  • Temple Chayai Shalom — Easton, MA
  • Feasibility Study
  • Building Expansion Campaign Consultation and Coaching

  • Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT
  • Final Phase Generations Campaign – marketing and grant writing
  • Financial Analysis

  • Temple Emanuel — Newton, MA
  • “Make Your Mark” Torah Writing
  • $1 million Endowment Campaign

  • Mandell JCC — Hartford, CT
  • Capital Campaign — Final Phase

  • Hebrew High School of New England — Hartford, CT
  • New Building Capital Campaign — Coaching and Marketing

  • The Lerner Jewish Community Day School, Durham, NC
  • PEJE Consultation for integrated development function

  • Jewish Community Day School — Newton, MA
  • Establishment of development and planned giving programs. Marketing and branding of young school in greater Boston

  • Temple Beth Shalom — Needham, MA
  • Capital Campaign Feasibility Study

  • Friends of NeveShalom/Wahat al-Salam — New England and Canada
  • Organized chapters in Montreal and Boston

  • Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE)
  • Coaching consultant

  • Camp Ramah New England
  • Development consultant – Established development function; hired and trained full-time staff

New Section of the Day School


“Steve Drysdale was excellent in helping us think through and implement a strategy for how we could mobilize energy, create excitement, build good will, and raise a lot of money, in writing a new Torah scroll for our community in a project called Make Your Mark, a Torah Writing Campaign. He is great at seeing the forest, and great at dealing with the trees, in gently guiding a faith community do major development work.”

Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz, Senior Rabbi
Temple Emanuel
Newton, MA




919.599.6056 | steve@DrysdaleGroup.com