For the past 16 years Gideon has been working hand in hand with philanthropists to help develop enduring, impactful and fulfilling philanthropic relationships. He is fueled by the understanding that giving serves as a means to a more profound end, which can be purpose and self-realization. Gideon enjoys leading adventure travel experiences that engage and welcome wandering Jews into the JDC tent. He also plays a lead role in developing programs and partnerships for vulnerable populations in Israel and across the globe, including Ethiopia, Rwanda and most recently Haiti and Nepal. Originally from Los Angeles, Gideon holds a B.A. in English Literature from University of California at Berkeley. After graduating, he moved to Israel and worked for Young Judaea. He then served in the tank corps of the Israel Defense Forces. Gideon is a songwriter and madly in love with his newborn daughter.