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September 19, 2016 1:09 pm

American Associates of Israel’s Ben-Gurion University Elects New Leader

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Toni Young, the new president of the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University. Photo: Courtesy.

Toni Young, the new president of the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University. Photo: Courtesy.

JNS.org – A new president has been elected to lead the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU), an initiative based in New York City supporting the university and southern Israel community.

The freshly elected Toni Young, an author, replaces New York real estate mogul Lloyd Goldman, who served as AABGU president for four years.

In a statement, Young said, “I’m excited about this new challenge and look forward to building upon and expanding the initiatives that Lloyd Goldman and other former AABGU presidents and board members have developed so successfully.”

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“I’m particularly thrilled to serve during the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 2020 Vision 50th Anniversary Campaign,” Young added. “I plan to increase connections between the American community and BGU, and bring in new friends and supporters who understand the miracle we are creating in the Negev desert and how important BGU is to the success of Israel.”

Young previously served as first vice president on the AABGU’s board, and was formerly the first female president of the Jewish Federation of Delaware. She has also been on the national boards of the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

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