David  Phillips

David Phillips

David Phillips is the chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. For 50 years, the organization has served residents in Jupiter to Boynton Beach and west to Wellington. Phillips, who officially assumed the role as CEO on March 12, plans to strengthen existing collaborations between the Federation and its partner agencies and places of worship; extend relations and partnerships both within and beyond the Jewish community; find new and innovative ways to demonstrate the local Federation’s commitment to community betterment and to meeting the needs of vulnerable populations in the geographic areas it serves; continue to support Israel and build relationships with Jewish populations worldwide; and fully engage the next generation of Jewish thinkers, community leaders and philanthropists. Prior to joining the staff of the Federation, Phillips served as the president and CEO of Capital Camps & Retreat Center in Rockville, MD. The Jewish community overnight camp and year-round retreat center serves approximately 700 campers each summer and receives more than 6,000 visitors annually. There, Phillips oversaw a master planning process and an $18 million capital campaign. Previously, he was the program director at the Jewish Community Center of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, and a major gifts officer at the United Way of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA. He was also a program associate and consultant at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. A native of England, Phillips served as the director of special events and program at the Association for Jewish Youth (AJY) in London and also worked as a residential social worker there. He holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife Karen have two teenagers, Natie and Hope, and they plan to reside in Jupiter.