Amy Rosenblatt Lui is Principal of ARL & Associates, a Minneapolis based philanthropic advising firm. Amy uses her experience, skills, creativity, and passion to support philanthropists and organizations working to change the world. She brings more than thirty years of experience in nonprofits, philanthropy, and the Jewish Community to the practice.
Amy partners with individuals, families, and family foundations to help them achieve impact by working in community with other leaders to develop effective solutions to complex challenges. She provides leadership to support philanthropists in all phases of their giving journeys, from clarifying their vision to helping them craft inspiring grantmaking strategies and portfolios driven by community needs. She works in partnership with philanthropists to develop impactful solutions to issues confronting our society. Amy leverages her background in philanthropy and community engagement to connect generous philanthropic resources with effective organizations, leaders, and campaigns to address needs and help communities change and thrive. She has created multiple partner strategies and values collaboration with key colleagues which enables philanthropists to drive impact on the issues they care about most. She sees the big picture in overall systems work and can craft the steps along the way that build success.
Amy has an MBA in non-profit management. Previously, she spent more than 15 years working in the Jewish Community in California holding various positions at the American Jewish University, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and the Jewish Home in San Francisco. There she built fundraising infrastructures, conducted capital campaigns, initiated groundbreaking programs, created the women’s philanthropy experience, developed a Major Gifts moves management program, inaugurated endowment and family foundation campaigns, and launched many planned giving and annual campaigns.
For the past 18 years, Amy has been the executive director and trustee of several family
foundations providing innovative leadership, developing foundation infrastructures, constructing grantmaking portfolios and evaluation plans, legacy planning and working with the next generation, organizational analysis, coaching, collaborating on grantee partnerships, creating new programs, working in trust based philanthropy relationships and developing information synthesis strategies, She has a deep understanding of sector work and place based philanthropy including resilience and disaster management, children’s mental health, and the Jewish Community. Amy loves to learn and engage with people and communities who are driven to make a difference; thus, a guiding pillar of her work comes from Pirkei Avot – “You are not obligated to complete the work of perfecting the world, but neither are you free to desist from it.”
Amy was raised in Ann Arbor, MI, is the product of Young Judaea Youth Movement and many summers at Camp Tel Yehudah. She is married to David Lui, has one amazing son, and a mischievous poodle named Rosie.