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Vanessa Cohen
General Manager - Community
As an active member of the Victorian Jewish community, Vanessa has a passion for fundraising and community development.

Vanessa has worked locally and internationally across a vast array of sectors, most recently as the Executive Director of the Friends of Tel Aviv University (Melbourne, Australia). 

Other roles include Sally Capp’s Campaign Team - Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne Campaign; the Vic/Tas Commercial Director at the Property Council of Australia (Melbourne); Senior Manager Special Events Australia at the Cricket World Cup; Senior Vice President at Seafolly USA (Los Angeles, USA); the Sponsorship Manager at Foster’s Brewing International (Melbourne); and Sponsorship Manager McLaren Formula One Team (London, England).

Vanessa has recently completed the Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors as a participant of Jewish Care’s 2019 Yesod Program. She also holds a MBA (Innovation and Leadership) University of Canberra/Ducere Business School; a Bachelor of Law Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts Monash University.

Vanessa's portfolio at Jewish Care incorporates the areas of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Volunteering, Jewish Life, Planned Giving and Next Generation.