As Associate Vice President at Campaign JUF, Caryn Peretz manages the Donor Officer Program, a network of professional fundraisers throughout the institution. In 2002, in response to the anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses, Caryn founded ZAP (Zionist Advocacy Program), Chicago’s first non-denominational Israel advocacy program for public high school students. Caryn spent four years reaching thousands of teenagers, leading the way in dynamic teen Israel learning and activities.
Previously, Caryn served as Director of Young Leadership Division (YLD). She pioneered a new outreach strategy, creating YLD’s Big Event – the highest attended fundraising event in YLD history. YLD’s Big Event has since become the largest gathering of young adult Jews in the US. Caryn has actively served on the executive committee of AIPAC’s Young Leadership Council.