Professional Advisory Network

Create meaningful relationships that will ultimately advance the philanthropic interests of the Jewish community.

As a professional advisor, you have clients who care about the community. By working with Phoenix CJP, you can help them fulfill their philanthropic goals while enjoying significant tax benefits.

Open to professional advisors in the estate planning community and our nonprofit partners, the goal of our Professional Advisory Network (PAN) is to create meaningful relationships that will ultimately advance the philanthropic interests of the Jewish community.

Why Join CJP's Professional Advisory Network?


Curated face to face conversations to build your philanthropic network


Utilize the collective brain trust to problem solve philanthropic challenges presented by our speaker(s)


Dedicated time to schmooze

Meeting Schedule

We meet quarterly over the year on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00 pm at various locations. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

$18 per person

We believe professional advisors are excellent at providing charitable giving advice which is different than solving philanthropic problems.

We believe donors are generous and often need assistance in narrowing and deepening their connection to community philanthropy.

We believe the Professional Advisory Network will leverage relationships between advisors and nonprofit organizations to increase community philanthropy and help build a stronger community. 

We believe creating a network for donors and philanthropic advisors to join, feel value, develop clarity and philanthropic focus will ignite exponentially more impact in our community.

We believe meaningful engagement with the Professional Advisory Network will help to build the connective tissue of the philanthropic community.

PAN Executive Committee

Russell Goldstein
CJP Professional Advisory Network Chair and CJP Board Member

Russell Goldstein is a Private Client Advisor and Institutional Client Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has a passion for working with institutions, foundations and nonprofit organizations, as well as individuals, who are committed to making a difference in their communities. Russell guides clients in setting strategic direction to pursue their philanthropic and social responsibility goals. He has more than 18 years of experience providing education and working closely with clients to execute and monitor strategies that focus on their needs and mission.

Russell joined the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2002. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ CFP® professional and holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) and Chartered SRI Counselor™ CSRIC™ designations. A graduate of the Social Impact Strategy program at the University of Pennsylvania School for Social Policy and Practice, he also earned a Master’s degree in sustainability leadership at Arizona State University (ASU).

Russell is BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and a frequent presenter at national conferences focused on planned giving, philanthropy and building exceptional boards. He serves on the national board of SeedSpot, a social entrepreneur incubator. In the community, he is president of the ASU School of Sustainability alumni board and the Arizona Community Foundation professional advisory board. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Phoenix Fashion Week. Russell is a past president and advisory board member of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona.

Read Russel's bio
Wendy Carriere
Executive Director, Minkoff Center for Jewish Genetics
Ellen Friedman Sacks
Executive Director, Jewish Free Loan
Deborah Miller​
Attorney, Deborah W. Miller, PLLC​
Lisa Paine​
Attorney, Jaburg & Wilk. P.C.​


Please connect with me if you would like to learn more about participating in our Professional Advisory Network

Rachel Rabinovich
Director, Special Projects / Program Director, LIFE & LEGACY
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