Sue Reinhold, Ph.D. is Managing Director of Philanthropy at the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Sue runs Federation Philanthropy Partners, the practice that inspires, educates, connects and at times challenges our donor advisors. A leader in the field of impact investing and investment advisory, Sue sold the investment advisory business she founded in 2005, North Berkeley Investment Partners, to her partners in 2016, and turned her efforts to philanthropy. Federation Philanthropy Partners is building everything they do around a point of view of what it means to do philanthropy of all kinds through a Jewish lens – and their practice aims to be a 21st century and next generation leader in the field. This is done through a distinct point of view, the delivery of high value advisory expertise, and the availability of compelling impact investments for fundholders at all levels. Sue welcomes contact from people motivated all faiths and backgrounds, and wants to look back a decade from now at successful collaborations with other community foundations, private and family foundations, donors and other changemakers.
Sue has successfully led entrepreneurial and intrapraneurial initiatives every five to seven years all during her career, sometimes as a for-profit professional and other times as a volunteer. She has done startups, turnarounds, and built de novo units and overhauled units inside large organizations. This includes building a startup investment advisory firm, and building a corporate strategy team for a Fortune 200 company, as well as, as Board Treasurer, turning around a Jewish Community Center in San Francisco’s East Bay, and starting, from scratch, a new synagogue, The Kitchen SF, in San Francisco. Motivated by meaning as well as the ethical application of to all kinds of challenges, Sue studies and teaches Torah at every opportunity.