The Midwest region of American Friends of Sheba Medical Center is based in Chicago and proudly supports the largest and most comprehensive medical center in Israel and the entire Middle East. We are dedicated to raising awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba Medical Center’s compassionate care, cutting-edge research and comprehensive educational training.
CEO, American Friends of Sheba Medical Center
Brian Abrahams has spent thirty-five years as a senior professional and lay leader in local, national and international philanthropic organizations.
He was with AIPAC for a total of fifteen years, including twelve as Midwest Regional Director where he grew total fundraising from $2.2M to $16M. He was with UJA/UJC/JFNA for a total of eleven years, most recently as Senior Vice-President for Financial Resource Development, where he led multiple initiatives including on multi-generational philanthropy, women’s giving, and major gifts fundraising.
He has worked in the private sector in national marketing and sales management roles with a number of technology companies. For one of them this included a year and a half living in Brussels, Belgium.
Among many volunteer roles, Brian was a board member and Development Chair for a Chicago Jewish day school where among other things, they quadrupled the annual campaign and ran a successful $8.5M capital campaign. Brian was also a founding board member of a new synagogue in Chicago directed at millennials that now serves 3500 individuals. Brian has three children and lives in the Chicago area.
American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, Midwest Region