GENEVA, November 13, 2020 — United Nations Watch is pleased to announce that Alan Secter has joined UN Watch as its North American Director of Development.
“We are delighted that Alan Secter has joined the UN Watch team,” said Executive Director Hillel Neuer. “Alan brings deep major gifts experience to the role, as well as well-rounded expertise in virtually all aspects of financial resource development. He is a proven leader and will be real asset as we expand our North American operation.”
An accomplished fundraiser with leading institutions in New York City, Secter will serve as the chief fundraising officer and lead professional in the U.S. and Canada, to conceive and drive fundraising with the goal of expanding UN Watch’s programming and advocacy, and supporting UN Watch’s vital mission as well as its multi-year strategic vision for growth.
“We are delighted to have a professional of Alan’s caliber as our North American Director of Development. Adding Alan to the team is part of a broader strategy to establish a Manhattan office, expand our outreach, and substantially increase our impact,” said Neuer.
Secter comes to UN Watch after holding senior development positions with the Jewish Federations of North America, Yeshiva University and OHEL Children’s Home. While at YU, he raised millions of dollars to fund scholarships and launch important new programs, and was Executive Director of the Annual Fund. Secter led the “I AM YU” campaign, a crowdfunding initiative that raised $6 million, and has extensive background working with endowments and foundations.
“UN Watch’s mission speaks deeply to me,” said Secter. “UN Watch plays a vital role in defending Israel and promoting human rights. I am thrilled to serve in this capacity, and excited to work with Hillel Neuer. The organization is poised for significant growth, and I look forward to helping take UN Watch to the next level of success.”
Secter holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from the University of Toronto. Most recently, he worked in real estate as a Director of Business Development for MiT National Land Services, a title insurance company owned by Newmark Knight Frank.
He sees joining UN Watch as the “culmination of twenty years of professional and academic training.” To contact Alan Secter, click here.
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