Senior Consultant

Thom Hamill

Thom Hamill

Thom Hamill is a seasoned not-for-profit professional with nearly 20 years of experience as a change agent, with a proven track record of elevating the fundraising/marketing/PR efforts of a series of large ($40M – $300M annual budget) organizations in the Jewish education, social services, elder care, child welfare, legal, and mental health arenas.

Before launching his own consulting firm and joining Kalish & Associates in early 2018, Thom worked in progressively more senior positions at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, The Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services, The New Jewish Home and Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA).  His most recent post as Chief External Affairs Officer at JCCA, where he managed a team of 20, focused on professionalizing JCCA’s fundraising and marketing efforts with a focus on major gifts, foundation funding and Board development.

A highly entrepreneurial fundraiser, Thom brings with him significant prospect identification, donor cultivation, and strategic solicitation experience, as well as considerable experience in the private sector.  Having had the privilege to work closely with major philanthropists in and around NYC, Thom has an easy rapport with charitable superstars and those who shun the spotlight alike.

In his executive recruiting work, Thom has conducted searches for faith-based and mission-based organizations including The Archdiocese of NY, American Friends of Hebrew University, Birthright Israel Foundation, Centurion Ministries, JCCs, Federations, Andrus, Touro College, and Legal Services among others.

In an earlier chapter, as a former business owner, Thom and his partner Charles Avery Fisher grew their company, over 15 years, from a $1M operation to a +$5M operation that was eventually acquired by Fidelity Management Corp.  A graduate of Cornell University, Thom splits his time between NYC and East Hampton where he is happiest in the garden or walking along the ocean with his wife, adult children, and poodle.