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Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 02/22
  • BPC People


Title: President & CEO, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocuast

Favorite Spot in BPC: Garden of Stones at the MJH

At 38 years old Michael Glickman is one of the youngest Chief Executives of a major museum in New York City. Born and Raised in New Hyde Park on Long Island, Michael received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Political Science from Long Island University (LIU). After graduation he moved into the city in 2001 and served as the director of LIU’s Alumni Relations program before taking a job with the New York City Campaign Finance Board as a press aide.

In 2002, Michael went to work for Center for Jewish History, which houses the world’s largest archive of modern Jewish experience outside of Israel, as a fundraiser. He advanced his career with various roles at the Center before becoming its Chief Operating Officer in 2007. While working at the Center, Michael attended Columbia University and received a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in management and finance. During his tenure, he spearheaded fundraising of $100 million in philanthropic support from both public and private sectors, and grew the Center for Jewish History into a premier cultural destination for visitors and scholars around the world.

After working in the Center for over a decade, Glickman returned to LIU in 2014 as a Vice- President, serving as Chief of Strategic Partnerships and University Advancement. In this role Michael was an advisor to the President and directly oversaw fundraising, alumni relations, government and community affairs, strategy and planning, policy & analysis, LIU’s partnership with START-UP NY, and more, across the various campuses of the university.

Michael Glickman was appointed President & CEO of The Museum of Jewish Heritage (MJH) in September 2016. He believes the mission, purpose, location and opportunity has made it the most desirable opportunity in his career thus far. He loves the fact that he can connect to his culture side and connect the arts to the community. “This is an institution that has its doors wide open and I’m hopeful that our neighbors in the community will take advantage of what we have to offer.”

Michael lives in Long Island with his wife and three children. Aside from the very demanding job and family life, he hopes to find time to play golf, read at his leisure, and take advantage of the many wonders New York City.

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