National Leadership Program, Summer 2013
Hillary Steen was a Development Fellow in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program in the summer of 2013. After graduating from college, she returned to RespectAbility in January 2015 as our Development and Inclusion Associate.
Her first professional work in the disability space was in high school when she volunteered at the Daisy Recreation Program as a camp counselor for children with disabilities. With that experience and others – like her synagogue’s inclusion initiative for people with disabilities – Steen became committed to supporting, including, and welcoming people with disabilities in all areas of life.
As the development and inclusion associate, Steen mainly worked on fundraising especially grant writing, research, reporting and donor database management. She also assisted with our Jewish inclusion work and supervised the development and Jewish inclusion fellows.
Steen previously interned at Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and worked at Eisner Camp. An avid volunteer, she spent time with Elijah’s Promise, Hebrew Union College Soup Kitchen and NYU La Pietra Dialogues. Steen held various leadership positions at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU, Temple Beth Torah Senior Youth Group and NFTY-GER. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with Honors in 2014.
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- PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING
- FAITH INCLUSION