A native of New York City, Carin Savel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County. A strong advocate for expressive philanthropy and community impact, Carin combines creative intelligence, and a broad sense of changing social and economic environments with her brand of communication skills. She meets fundamental challenges and opportunities with long-term vision, enthusiasm, and a great sense of humor.
Her capacity to emphasize the value of connecting the Jewish community has already led to big changes in the organization. Under her leadership, the Federation changed its name to the Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County, connecting our large and diverse community. She has expanded programs to include Federation Young Families, Merkaz, PJ Library, and Federation Travel Missions. In 2023, the Federation will launch the Holocaust Resource Center and the Future Fund, which offers funding to youth who want to connect to Israel.
Carin is the former Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Eastern CT, where she led the Organization’s fundraising and programs throughout the pandemic. She also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, where she had oversight of the JCC, Jewish Family Services, and David R. Kahn Jewish Community Campus capital campaign. Before joining the Raleigh Federation, Carin served as SVP of Resource Development & Strategic Communications for the United Way of Pioneer Valley, in Springfield, Massachusetts, Chair of the Jewish Federation’s Community Relations Council, and Chair of Development of the US Jewish Council on Public Affairs.
For twelve years, Carin was president and managing partner of CSpotRun, LLC, a boutique national consulting firm, where she oversaw fundraising, branding, and advance strategies for state, congressional and national political campaigns. She also spent 11 years as Senior Staff and Policy Advisor in the North Carolina General Assembly.
Carin is a graduate of Syracuse University (go orange!), a Jewish Federation Lion of Judah and a lifetime member of Hadassah.