American Friends of the Hebrew University
AFHU National Executive Director
Beth Asnien McCoy is National Executive Director of American Friends of the Hebrew University, a leadership role she assumed in 2014, after more than a decade with AFHU. In this executive capacity, Ms. McCoy spearheads national efforts to raise support for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is also highly instrumental in fostering awareness of Hebrew University among the American public. Under her leadership, AFHU raised $50 million during Fiscal Year 2016 in support of Hebrew University priorities, including scholarships, fellowships, faculty development, research, and new facilities.
As National Executive Director, Ms. McCoy partners with AFHU’s National President, Marc O. Mayer, board members, and AFHU’s professional team to fulfill the organization’s mission in all its aspects, including financial transparency and compliance as a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization. She works to strengthen AFHU’s national and regional boards and shapes AFHU’s annual campaign and targeted outreach strategies. Working with lay leaders on AFHU’s Executive, Budget and Finance, Investment, and Audit committees, she superintends AFHU’s comprehensive operations, always fostering a close partnership between AFHU and the Hebrew University. Other responsibilities include supervising foundation and corporate outreach, planned giving initiatives, marketing activities, and AFHU major events and missions in support of the university.
Ms. McCoy joined AFHU in 2003 as Executive Director of the Southeast Region and became AFHU’s National Director of Development in 2007. In this latter role, she supervised AFHU’s regional Executive Directors, advanced AFHU’s national campaign, expanded focus on major and principal gifts, revitalized planned giving outreach and promoted missions to Israel. Ms. McCoy established a strong partnership between AFHU and the Hebrew University, orchestrating campaigns to support the work of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, among other university initiatives.
Ms. McCoy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hofstra University and has more than 25 years of professional experience raising support for cause-related missions. Prior to joining AFHU, she served as the Arizona Regional Director of Development for the Anti-Defamation League. Her career has included leadership roles as Executive Director of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (Arizona) and as the Tri-State Regional Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (New York). Ms. McCoy and her husband, Dennis, reside in New York City and have two adult sons.
Beth McCoy can be reached at email@example.com