JCFW Leadership

The Jewish Community Foundation of the West adheres to the highest governance standards with a solid commitment to financial security, complete transparency, and accountability.


The Jewish Community Foundation of the West exists to enhance charitable giving, facilitate philanthropy both locally and worldwide, and build permanent financial resources to safeguard and strengthen organizations and community initiatives that serve the Jewish families of Northern California.


Jewish Community Foundation of the West will be the central location for facilitating philanthropic giving in the Jewish Community in perpetuity.

Meet Our Team


Michael Ellison - Executive Director

Kate Rohrer - Financials

Johanna Crittenden - Planned Giving Coordinator

At the Jewish Community of the West, we seek to guarantee a Jewish tomorrow through the creation of a culture of legacy within the community by empowering individuals and organizations to engage in effective, meaningful giving.