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Board Members
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    Rabbi Marc Baker

    President & CEOCombined Jewish Philanthropies
  • Photo of Robert Bank

    Robert Bank

    President & CEOAmerican Jewish World Service
  • Headshot: Laurie Blitzer

    Laurie Blitzer

    Global ChairBirthright Excel
  • Gali Cooks

    (non-voting)President & CEO, Leading Edge
  • Headshot: Alisa Doctoroff

    Alisa Doctoroff

  • Photo of Lisa Eisen

    Lisa Eisen

    Co-PresidentCharles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
  • Photo of Barry Finestone

    Barry Finestone

    (non-voting)President & CEO, Jim Joseph Foundation
  • Photo of Joe Kanfer

    Joe Kanfer

    Founding DirectorLippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
  • Photo of Randall Kaplan

    Randall Kaplan

    CEOCapsule Group LLC
  • Photo of Ilana Kaufman

    Ilana Kaufman

    CEOJews of Color Initiative
  • Headshot: Rachel Kay

    Rachel Kay

    SVP & Chief People OfficerHearst Corporation
  • Photo of Scott Kaufman

    Scott Kaufman

    Co-Managing PartnerJLIFE
  • Photo of Mimi Kravetz

    Mimi Kravetz

    Chief Impact and Growth OfficerJewish Federations of North America
  • Photo of Darin McKeever

    Darin McKeever

    President & CEOWilliam Davidson Foundation
  • Photo of Daryl Messinger

    Daryl Messinger

    (Chair)President, Messinger Associates, Inc.
  • Photo of Wendy Platt Newberger

    Wendy Platt Newberger

    Director of Jewish and Israel GivingCrown Family Philanthropies
  • Photo of Kimberly Miller Rubenfeld

    Kimberly Miller Rubenfeld

    Executive Vice PresidentCircle of Service Foundation
  • Photo of Yolanda Savage Narva

    Yolanda Savage-Narva

    Vice President, Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingUnion for Reform Judaism
  • Photo of Gabrielle Sirner-Cohen

    Gabrielle Sirner-Cohen

    Chief People OfficerFullStory
Past Members
  • B. Elka Abrahamson

    PresidentThe Wexner Foundation
  • Sandy Cardin

    CEOOur Common Destiny
  • Phyllis Cook

    Managing DirectorHelen Diller Family Foundation
  • David Edell

    PresidentDRG Search
  • Marty Linsky

    FacultyHarvard Kennedy School
  • Rachel Garbow Monroe

    President & CEOThe Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Steven A. Rakitt

    PresidentThe Genesis Prize Foundation
  • Rafi Rone

    Program DirectorThe Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Cynthia Shapira

    PresidentDavid S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation
  • David Shapira

    ChairmanDavid S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation
  • Julie Sandorf

    PresidentCharles H. Revson Foundation
  • Jerry Silverman

    Former President & CEOThe Jewish Federations of North America
  • Jacob Solomon

    President & CEOGreater Miami Jewish Federation
  • Jeff Solomon

    Senior AdvisorChasbro Investments
  • Andrés Spokoiny

    President & CEOJewish Funders Network
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