Derek Hurwitch

Derek is an experienced fundraising and marketing professional with extensive familiarity in the not-for-profit sector. He began his professional career in brand marketing and sales for a Fortune 100 company brokering high-volume sales and developing strategic partnerships. Amongst his many clients, Derek was drawn to the mission based work and widespread communal impact of nonprofit organizations.

Derek joins Temple Beth El after 13 years as Chief Marketing Officer of the Alpert Jewish Family Service in West Palm Beach.  Derek is committed to cultivating partnerships and relationships with members and donors and stewarding their philanthropy to have a profound and lasting impact on our congregation and Jewish community.

Raised in Palm Desert, California, and Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Derek later played Division I College Golf at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Derek graduated Magna Cum Laude, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a minor in Finance. He has presented locally, nationally and internationally on topics ranging from donor fund acquisition and campaign brand development to creating and enhancing organizational structure and culture around multi-generational workplaces.  A resident of Palm Beach County since 2006, Derek has enjoyed working to build a stronger, more inclusive Jewish community. He is an avid golfer and proud father to his daughter, Avery.