About Sami Sinclair
For nearly a decade, Sami Sinclair was the Chief Advancement Officer for JCC Greater Boston. In this role, she oversaw the strategic direction, growth, and execution of the Annual Campaign, including all targeted and programmatic fundraising, and Our Campaign to Re-imagine the JCC, a comprehensive capital campaign effort that raised more than $16M during her tenure. As a member of the Senior Management Team, she played a lead role in the organization’s messaging and strategic development, including how to create entry points and pathways to engage demographically and geographically diverse populations in meaningful Jewish life.
Sami joined the JCC in 2012 after six years at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston’s Jewish Federation, where she served as Director of Development, Affinities, overseeing the mid-level Annual Campaign and supervising Women’s Philanthropy and the Professional Network teams. Prior to moving to Boston, she was a Campaign Associate and Manager of Women’s Philanthropy for the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas following a career working on political campaigns in Nevada, Oregon, and California.
Sami is the third generation of her family with a deep love of Martha’s Vineyard. Her grandparents lived in Chilmark full time for years, and she and her husband, her brother and sister-in-law, and her parents were all married on island. Sami graduated from the University of Virginia and recently spent 5 months living in Barcelona with her family. She currently lives in Needham, MA with her husband and three daughters, who love summers on the Vineyard almost as much as she does.