Stanley H. Stone is the son of Holocaust survivors who has spent more than 30 years working for the Jewish community. Prior to becoming Executive Director of the ASYV, he was executive director of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ. This is one of the largest community foundations in New Jersey with assets at $470 million.
Stanley served as the Executive Vice President of Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey (JFCNJ) for 18 years and was the architect of the merger between JFCNJ and United Jewish Communities of MetroWest. According to JFNA, this is the largest merger between two federations in the history of the Jewish federation movement. The merger process took two and a half years to complete. On July 1, 2012, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ was created, making this federation the sixth largest in the United States with an annual campaign of $24 million and an endowment of $300 million.
Previously, Stanley served as the Westchester Regional Director for UJA Federation of New York and as the Assistant Director in the Major Gifts Department of the UJA Federation of New York. In his various capacities, Stanley has developed an expertise in all facets of philanthropic work, including major gifts, new gifts, leadership development, and foundation and endowment. He is viewed as a mentor to emerging professionals in the field of nonprofit organization management. In 2012,he received the Saul Schwarz Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Association of Jewish Communal Service.
Stanley has an MSW in Community Organization and Administration from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University.
Outside of his professional work, Stanley was a past vice president of Torah Academy of Bergen County and is a member of the Ritual Committee of Keter Torah in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is married to Ellen Stone and they are the parents of six children and very proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.