Director, Wexner Heritage Alumni
Angie Atkins comes to The Wexner Foundation after 22 years of running her own company, Angie Olami, Inc., an international jewelry business manufacturing in Israel. Through her company she also trained and employed wounded Israeli soldiers and Bedouin women to work in her jewelry studios in Israel. Upon graduating from the Wexner Heritage Program (MetroWest 08), she was moved to devote more of her life to giving back to the Jewish world. She joins our staff as Director, Wexner Heritage Alumni to help galvanize the already tremendous work of our alumni. Angie hopes to build up platforms, venues, and opportunities for our 1600 alumni to network and cross pollinate (both online and in person), to continue their high level Jewish and leadership learning, and to invigorate their dedication to the far reaching communal work in which they already engage. Angie’s involvement in the Jewish world has included work on behalf of Soviet Jewry and Russian olim in Israel, Limmud NY, and designing transdenomenational events such as a five synagogue all night Tikkun every Shavuot and hosting open house Shabbat afternoon meals, singing, and learning in her home. Angie has a B.A. in English from Yale University, and continues her Jewish learning at Mechon Hadar and Romemu. She recently moved to the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband Norman Atkins (also a Wexner Heritage Program alum), with whom she delights in three more or less adult children: Zohar, Ari, and Shira.