Jeffrey S. Davis
Affectionately known as the "father" of JNF New England, Jeffrey S. Davis has helped the New England zone grow into one of the most active and successful in the United States. For over 15 years, Jeffrey’s involvement with JNF, both locally and nationally, has made him one of the most respected leaders in New England's Jewish community.
An outspoken and energetic supporter of JNF’s vision, Jeffrey joined the Board of Directors in 1998. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors as Corporate Sponsorship Vice President as well as New England Chairman of the Board.
at Palmach Museum in Israel
Chugey Sayarout in Israel
"Through Jeffrey’s leadership, we formed an infrastructure that helps JNF reach new heights and new levels of recognition for the land and people of Israel," said Russell F. Robinson, JNF CEO.
Jeffrey is the founder of MAGE, LLC, a firm that provides business consulting and strategic advice to entrepreneurs and family businesses. He has been instrumental to hundreds of entrepreneurs in attaining their business objectives, positioning organizations for rapid growth, market leadership and financial success. Jeffrey is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College and is the Co-Founder of the Massachusetts Family Business Association.
"Jeffrey asked me to join JNF as a professional in 2000," shared Sharon Freedman, National Campaign Director. "Working together, building a Board of Directors, developing the New England community, raising people's awareness of this organization through his vision, ideas and hard work has been the most gratifying experience. Jeffrey's passion and love of Israel is completely genuine."
Additionally, Jeffrey is an internationally sought-after speaker and writer, regularly called upon by the media as a resource on strategy and managing the challenges faced by entrepreneurs trying to succeed in today’s shifting economy. He currently hosts the daily business-magazine radio show Radio Entrepreneurs, syndicated locally over three stations as well as the internet. Jeffrey has served as a columnist for the Boston Business Journal on issues faced by small businesses and authored “The 24-Hour Turnaround”, about six entrepreneurs, and their formula for success, during the recent economic meltdown.
A proud Modern Zionist throughout his life, Jeffrey has shown dedication to family, community service, his professional and personal friends, as well as a total commitment to building Israel into an ideal country with long term peace and quality of life.
Jeffrey lives in Newton with his wife Sandy and their dog Spencer. Sandy is a proud member of JNF's women’s major gifts division, Sapphire Society. He has two children, Michael and Rachel.