2020 Board Officers and Directors
I am honored to serving as the newly elected President of the JCFW Board of Directors. I want to thank Joel Hass for his service as President and for his willingness to continue for another year as immediate past President. Joel and I have a long history of working together and it is a pleasure to continue that “tradition”. I want to thank Mike Dean and Larry Saltzman for their years of service on our Board. Both have completed three terms and are required to leave the board. The three have served the community well and we are all appreciative of their time and wisdom in guiding the JCFW. As we start 2020, I am happy to welcome two community members, Seth Rosenthal and Jeanette Salkin to our Board of Directors. I look forward to working with them and with the returning members of our Board to grow our organization. I also am happy to welcome Hester Jolson who joined our staff as a part-time administrative assistant on January 1. This year, we celebrate twenty years of service to the community. We now manage over 10.5 million dollars in over 200 individual and organizational endowment and donor advised fund accounts. As these accounts grow, the funds returned to the community help Jewish and secular institutions to grow and prosper. Last year, on behalf of our fund holders, we distributed over $770,000 in grants to 501 (c) (3) organizations close to home and worldwide. Individuals are helped with scholarships to college and trips to Israel. The Life and Legacy program, established five years ago with help from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation now includes over 600 individuals and families who have designated endowments at Jewish institutions that will ensure that those institutions grow and prosper for the long-term. Just one example is the Tillie Schiff Endowment Fund that benefits food functions at Hillel and at Mosaic Law congregation. I thank the fund holders for entrusting us to help you with your philanthropy and with your legacy. For those of you reading this message who have not joined the Life and Legacy program, I encourage you to contact a member of the Life and Legacy committee in your congregation or contact our Executive Director Pam Herman to learn how you can be a part of this vital community activity. On behalf of our Board, our staff and myself, I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020.
2020 JCFW Board President
2020 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
Immediate Past President
Nancy Loeb Williams