MEET OUR TEAM
Meet The Team
President, The Lapin Group
AVRUM D. LAPIN, President, created The Lapin Group after two decades as a Senior Partner with The EHL Consulting Group. He has provided fundraising and strategic counsel to hundreds of clients in the United States and overseas for over thirty years. Mr. Lapin brings decades of extensive experience and an international reputation, driven by an in-depth knowledge of the ever-evolving environment for nonprofits. He is a recognized expert in evaluating the changing priorities and giving patterns of major individual and institutional donors. He has guided a variety of educational, health care, social service, cultural, and faith-based organizations to achieve their fund and leadership development objectives.
Often praised by clients for his high energy and attention to detail, Mr. Lapin thoroughly enjoys immersing himself in client organizations for the duration of their campaign, enabling them to meet their goals. His fundraising expertise and years of experience in campaign and leadership development are invaluable assets to successful initiatives. He has posted numerous articles and op-eds for eJewishPhilanthropy.com, the JTA blog, The Forward, as well as the Jerusalem Post, Philadelphia's Jewish Exponent, Philadelphia Business Journal, Fund Raising Management, American Benefactor, and other local and national publications.
He provides professional development and training seminars to volunteer and professional nonprofit leaders in the U.S. and in Israel, and speaks to international not-for-profit organizations, associations, and organizational leadership teams in cities throughout the US and around the world. He holds an M.S.W. in Community Organization and a B.A. in Political Science.
Jill Dalin has served as both a director and a consultant to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and overseas, working primarily in social services and education. She played a key role in the start-up of a number of initiatives, and enjoys shepherding projects from conception through implementation. Jill holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University, and has extensive training in nonprofit administration and fundraising.
Mike Gross has fifteen years of experience working with nonprofits, including serving as Executive Director of a community organization. His areas of expertise include government relations, fund raising, community outreach, leadership training and development, marketing, and strategic planning. He has worked with people from many sectors including business, government, labor, faith, and community. He has an MA in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.
Karen Moses Kamens has a broad range of professional experiences within various nonprofit educational, research, and community health organizations for over three decades, and has been a fundraising consultant since 1999. A graduate of Emory University, she has served in a variety of volunteer and leadership positions for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and is actively involved with several local nonprofit community organizations.
Karen Moses Kamens
Director of Client Services
Nancy Mariani brings a highly motivated spirit and vast professional experience in office management, administrative support and customer service to our team. In her previous roles, she has been responsible for assisting in operational management, inside sales, and credit and collections. With over 10 years office management experience, her organizational skills and technical background are a major contribution to the daily operation of our firm.
Becca Molberger has over a decade of experience working with nonprofits. She has worked with community, faith based and youth organizations. She has experience in community partnerships, grant writing, fundraising, special events and leadership training and development. Becca brings her relationship management and communication skills to help The Lapin Group clients achieve their fundraising and organizational goals. Becca holds a BS in Organizational Leadership from the University of Delaware.
Abigail Trusty has most recently worked as an Executive Director of a community-based youth non-profit and has experience working with a wide range of nonprofit organizations. Her expertise in fundraising, marketing, and community outreach helps to serve The Lapin Group’s clients to reach their development and management goals. Abigail has a BA in Religious Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a MS in Jewish Communal Services and Non Profit Management from Gratz College.