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Mirele B. Goldsmith

Mirele B. Goldsmith , the co-principal of the Institute for Wise Philanthropy, is an evaluator who helps organizations to use the tools of evaluation to improve their programs. With many years of experience in the trenches as a non-profit manager, she adapts the evaluation process to fit real-world time and resource limitations.

Prior to establishing her practice, Mirele created and implemented an acclaimed accreditation program for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, where she served as the Director of Professional Development and Accreditation. Mirele created a course on evaluation for grantmakers for New York University’s Academy for Grantmaking and Funder Education, and taught the course from 2002-2018. Since 2016, she has also taught funders at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

Mirele’s volunteer activities have included service on the board of the Hadassah Foundation, Hazon, and as vice-chairperson of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.. She has also founded several environment oriented advocacy groups.

Mirele is a graduate of Barnard College. She holds an MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her dissertation research addressed citizen participation in environmental decision-making, specifically in regard to the New York City drinking water system.