Program & Event Planning ▪ Logistics, Management & Implementation Ralph Grunewald has designed, planned, and implemented dozens of major events, conferences, seminars, study tours abroad, and meetings. ♦ Attentive to details and effective logistics to ensure program success. ♦ Examples include:
(Bertelsmann Stiftung -- GŁtersloh, Germany): Working alongside its Germany-based staff,
GrunewaldSolutions was hired to design, market, and raise funds for a
new German-Jewish American Young Leaders Exchange project. Founded in
1977 by businessman and social entrepreneur Reinhard Mohn, the
Bertelsmann Stiftung -- with more than 300 employees around the world --
is one of the largest foundations and think tanks in Europe, and has
invested more than $1 billion in 700+ projects around the world,
including path-setting projects in Israel and in the promotion of
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC):
♦ Conceptualized and implemented dozens of high-profile major public events; these included 19 programs attended by more than 15,000 people, such as 50th anniversary commemorative events, programs honoring important figures in Holocaust history, and programs for visiting heads of state.
♦ Developed "Visions of the 21st Century," an official program of the Bill Clinton Presidential Inaugural Committee, hosted at the museum and broadcast live on C-SPAN.
♦ Planned and led two 10-day study trips to Western and Eastern Europe to visit sites of the Holocaust, engage with government officials, and meet Jewish community leaders.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Washington, DC): Managed, oversaw, and implemented six major annual meeting, 48 annual CLE programs, and dozens of programs with local NACDL affiliates.
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Washington, DC): Planned and co-chaired the inaugural event for 750+ attendees of first-ever Washington, DC-area chapter.
United Jewish Appeal (New York, NY): Organized 75 annual one-, two-, and three-day trips to the nation's capital, with visits to government agencies, embassies, and Capitol Hill.
Hillel (Washington, DC): Led the effort to promote Hillel, its students, and programs within the most important annual gathering of the organized Jewish community -- the United Jewish Communities (now Jewish Federations of North America) General Assembly, in 2007.