Our Professional Team

Golan & Kaye are committed to the principles of integrity, professionalism, reliability and loyalty, as practiced by its founding partners, Natan Golan and Jeff Kaye. 

Both Golan and Kaye are members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which “advances ethical and effective fundraising worldwide”.

 

Natan Golan, senior partner

Natan Golan is a “Philanthropic Architect”, who has successfully worked in Jewish philanthropy worldwide and in Israel for some 25 years. He has covered a wide and diverse range of activities activities, which includes directing campaigns for Diaspora fundraising organizations and mentoring CEO’s of leading Israeli NGO’s in non-profit management and strategic organizational development.

Golan headed the Israel operation of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation for ten years and represented a number of US Jewish family foundations’ Israel initiatives. He is a longtime leader in strategic philanthropic development, as well as an inspirational and engaging international speaker.

As a master teacher and facilitator, Golan developed “The Art of Philanthropy” courses across Israel, primarily aimed at audiences from Israel’s municipal and non-profit leadership. He has conducted dynamic workshops and seminars on “Spiritual Philanthropy,” combining holistic resources with practical tools for effective fundraising and campaign construction.

During the second Lebanon War, Golan, who lives in the Galilee and was on the front-line with his fellow northern citizens, co-founded Galila – the Northern Galilee Development Foundation. This non-profit association has successfully engaged in over 80 projects and programs to enhance the remote northern Galilee communities in the field of education, community infrastructure, social welfare and leadership development.

A child of Hungarian Holocaust survivors, Golan was born and raised in London. He came to Israel through “Youth Aliyah” and completed his high school education at the Yemin Orde Youth Village near Haifa. Golan received his B.A. degree in Linguistics from Bar Ilan University, and is a graduate of the JDC-Elka Public Sector Senior Leadership Course.  He has recently completed the Bar Ilan University/Yozmot Coaching course.

Golan holds the rank of Major in the reserves of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesman’s Unit. His 25 years of service as an officer and spokesman gained him a reputation as one of Israel’s “hasbara” experts among US senators and congressmen, European diplomats and politicians, journalists and opinion-makers from around the world.

Golan lives with his family in the border community of Kfar Vradim in the western Galilee.

 

Jeff Kaye, senior partner

Before forming Golan & Kaye, Jeff Kaye served as the first Chief Development Officer for World ORT. He undertook to significantly build global resource development for the organization and spearheaded the organization’s campaign to provide smart classrooms in schools in Israel’s periphery.

Prior to this, Kaye was the Director General for Resource Development & Public Affairs at the Jewish Agency for Israel. He held this position for ten years, during which he significantly expanded the department and the Jewish Agency’s resource development capacity. Kaye was the key facilitator for three Israel Emergency Campaigns, which raised hundreds of millions of dollars. He created the highly acclaimed Fund for the Victims of Terror and led major capital campaigns for the Kiryat Moriah Education Campus in Jerusalem, renovation of absorption centers, and dozens of building projects during his tenure as Director of the Israel Education Fund.

For twelve years, Kaye served as the Jewish Agency/United Israel Appeal (UIA) liaison with the United States Department of State, which was responsible for monitoring US government grants for refugee resettlement.

Prior to joining the Jewish Agency in 2000, Kaye was the Director of the UIA’s Israel Office.  From 1993 – 1997,  he served as a Jewish Agency community emissary (shaliach) for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

Kaye began his career as an educator. After working for seven years with special needs children, he served for four years as school principal at the Kiryat Ye’arim Youth Village, and still sits on the school’s board.

Kaye received his B.A. in Psychology and Politics from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He holds diplomas in Special Education from the David Yellin College of Education, and from Hebrew University in School Management. Jeff made aliyah in 1981 from Scotland and until recently, served as a reserve soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He lives with his family in Tsur Hadassah, a community in the Judean Hills not far from Jerusalem.