“When I was the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation in Hartford, after careful consideration, the board decided to hire Michael Ostroff. He helped create a vision and launch our first community and agency-wide capital and endowment campaign.”

Cindy Chazan
Vice President The Wexner Foundation

“Michael worked with us in both planning and implementing our campaign. First he helped us recognize that we could pursue a more ambitious goal than we had ever imagined possible and then he helped us achieve that goal. Michael brought creativity to our planning, campaign management strategies to our board and staff, and a deft touch to his relationships with our donors. On top of all of his skills, Michael is simply one of the warmest and nicest people I have had the pleasure to work with.”

Dan Ehrenkrantz
President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 2002-2013

“In addition to his vast experience in fundraising and strategic planning, Michael Ostroff brings a personal kindness and warmth to the challenging process of helping organizations set their direction for the future.  I’ve worked with Michael in our Federation, our JCC, and JCCA and then was surprised and very pleased to work again with him at our Public Radio station.  Experience, intelligence, warmth, kindness all are great attributes to bring to the challenges of non-profit work these days.”

Jane Gellman
Community Philanthropist, Milwaukee, WI

I have had the pleasure of knowing Michael Ostroff for over 20 years beginning when he advised us at JM Family Enterprises/SE Toyota Distributors during a $15MM capital raise for a large regional children’s charity. His professionalism, guidance and tireless energy made the campaign a pleasure and ultimately a huge success. Michael has the talent, skills and experience to be of demonstrable/cost effective help to any organization/campaign regardless of the size and scope of the challenge. I heartily recommend Michael and look forward to working with him again in my business consulting endeavors.

Logan Pierson
CEO of Wind Power Systems™

“Michael worked with my parents as donors and with me as Chair of MAOZ. He presents options that challenge an organization’s approach to fundraising. Specifically, he partnered with us to help MAOZ create a development operation and major gifts program that is beginning to meet our philanthropic requirements. Michael is a trustworthy and competent professional and I support his efforts to make the non- profit world more self-sufficient, sustainable and morally driven”.

Jeff Swartz
Former President and CEO, Timberland

I have known Michael Ostroff for over 15 years.  He is a very skilled fund raising professional whose work has helped hundreds of organizations improve their bottom line by increasing needed resources.

Scott Badesch
CEO of Human Service Organization

“Michael Ostroff and his colleagues at The Ostroff Group have worked with me on a comprehensive campaign for China Institute in America. He has a keen understanding of fundraising strategies to encourage participation from a diverse cultural community, engaging both volunteer and executive leadership. Michael is patient and provides sound advice on handling complex and delicate situations. It is my pleasure to say that Michael has become a friend to us all.”

Anla Cheng Kingdon
Community Philanthropist · Co-chair, China Institute in America Comprehensive Campaign

“During Michael’s tenure with Hadassah, we saw one of the largest increases in total philanthropic funds ever raised. Many of our most major supporters who Michael engaged were motivated to give at even greater levels and he inspired their commitments.  He brought innovative ideas and programs to the organization for Hadassah’s hospitals and members, and delivered positive outcomes for donors, volunteers and staff. As a Board member of many national and international organizations, I can attest that Michael is one of the best and brightest professionals that I know. It is my pleasure to now call him a friend.”

Marlene Post
Past President, Hadassah

I have worked with Michael Ostroff for the Gilda’s Club of Southeastern Wisconsin and the the Zink the Zebra Foundation.  The Ostroff Group has achieved great success for these organizations. They are responsible and responsive at all times, and work well as a team and with our staff.  They understand friendraising, fundraising, cultivation, time frame deadlines, and “service after sale.”

Les Weil
Community Philanthropist

“The Ostroff Group has played a major role for many years in helping The Development Exchange advance major donations at public radio and television stations across the U.S. They provided support and training that helped clients to significantly grow and expand their major giving programs. Their workshops, webinars and newsletter articles are a great resource.”

Doug Eichten
President, General Public