Philanthropy New York is delighted to announce three very well-deserved staff promotions. Hajrina Shehu, Yi-Ching Lin, and Allyson Goldhagen have been promoted, respectively, to Senior Director of Administration and Finance, Senior Director of Learning Services, and Director of Member Services.
Hajrina Shehu serves as the Senior Director of Finance and Administration of Philanthropy New York. She has more than 10 year of accounting experience in both the private and non-profit sectors. Hajrina has experience in all aspects of management accounting, budgeting, forecasting, auditing, fund management and internal control. She graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and is currently working on her CPA license.
As Senior Director of Learning Services, Yi-Ching Lin works with Philanthropy New York’s members, partners, and staff to develop and implement the organization’s educational programs and events. Yi-Ching manages and evaluates PNY’s program strategy to strengthen and expand program offerings to foster meaningful collaboration and knowledge exchange within philanthropy and between philanthropy and other sectors.
Yi-Ching holds a Bachelor of Science from Emory University and a Master of Arts from New York University. As a professionally trained artist, Yi-Ching enjoys writing, photography, and making music in her free time, as well as volunteering for several local and national nonprofits.
As Director, Member Services, Allyson Goldhagen plays a key leadership role in Philanthropy New York’s knowledge management activities. She is responsible for managing PNY’s membership database, overseeing the system’s ongoing functioning and integration across the organization and with the Philanthropy New York website. Allyson also partners with PNY’s Senior Vice President of Member Services on the overall strategy, management and implementation of our membership recruitment and retention efforts; serves as a resource to the Board of Directors and the Committee on Members; responds to member requests for assistance and research; and provides general information to inquiries about PNY membership.
Prior to working for Philanthropy New York, Allyson served as the Member Programs Coordinator at Associated Grant Makers, the regional association for Massachusetts and New Hampshire. There, she helped develop member programs, funder networks and tools to support and encourage strategic regional philanthropy. Allyson began her work in philanthropy education as a teaching assistant for Northeastern Students4Giving, an experiential philanthropic education program through Northeastern University and the LearningbyGiving Foundation. Prior to focusing her career on advancing the practice of philanthropy, she traveled throughout Egypt, Syria and India researching economic development, civil society and women’s rights as a tool for democratic change. Allyson graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in International Affairs and Human Services and minored in Middle East Studies with a focus on Arabic.