Museum of Jewish Heritage
The monumental vision of a Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City was inspiring, but the efforts to realize it had stalled. Yearning to keep moving forward, the four co-chairmen of the Board and the executive director recognized that they needed help. It had been six months since the search for a Director of Development had begun and they still had not encountered the perfect candidate. Six months of attempting to save money. Six months before they called Mersky, Jaffe & Associates. Once the call was made, within 45 days, the ideal candidate was chosen (and there he remained for the next five years creating and implementing a development plan, raising money, and working to make that vision a reality).
The benefits of Mersky, Jaffe’s counsel and advice on the search were so apparent that MJA was called on to assist on many other tasks. Over the next five years, members of the firm helped the Museum develop a business plan; they trained staff, Board members, and volunteers; they increased the size of the Board of Directors, developed estimates of attendance and cost projections, even planned and organized a memorable opening ceremony and celebration. Mersky, Jaffe & Associates successfully guided the museum on a path to continue raising the financial support vital to the mission. MJA was the counsel the Museum of Jewish Heritage needed to achieve the monumental.
“Mersky, Jaffe gave us exactly what we needed — independent and frank advice, steady and sober support, and creative, constructive advocacy.”
-Dr. David Altshuler