2021 Board Officers and Directors
What a year this has been!
As I begin my second and final year as President of the Board of directors of the Jewish Community Foundation of the West, I look back on a year filled with mixed emotions. I am saddened by the great losses that so many families have experienced due to the pandemic. From loss of life to loss of jobs and “normal” life, no-one has escaped the multiple impacts of the virus. Conversely, I am thankful that many of our fund advisers, understanding the devastating impacts of the pandemic, have increased their philanthropy locally, nationally, and world-wide. This has resulted in a busy year for us as we have processed 616 grants, valued at over $762,000 to dozens of charitable organizations from our 213 funds we hold for you, our fund advisers. As an organization, we have been able to support several organizations directly including COVID-19 relief through the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. Our organizations that have endowments with us benefited by the growth of the stock market and were able to supplement their organization’s income with distributions. Donor advised funds have also benefited from the rise of the stock market and our fund advisers have generously donated to causes near and far. Thank you for trusting us with your philanthropic dollars.
We are excited by a new program on youth philanthropy, called Teen Funders of Sacramento that was initiated this year and funded by two of our fund advisers. We believe this will help grow philanthropy in our community by educating our next generation of philanthropists. Our Life and Legacy program continues to add participants who see the value in end of life gifts to their favored organizations. Thank you for allowing us to help you with your philanthropy. On behalf of the board of directors of the Jewish Community Foundation of the West, I wish you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2021.
2021 JCFW Board President
2021 JCFW Board of Trustees
The Jewish Community Foundation of the West board members are selected from across our community.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Nancy Loeb Williams