|L-R: Hadassah Foundation Executive Director Linda Altshuler,
Board Members Trisha Margulies, Georgianne Cutter, Donna Gerson
(back), Rebekah Farber, Sherri Ades Falchuk (back), Willa Shalit, Andrea
Silagi (back), Executive Assistant Katherine McCarthy, Paula Jarnicki, and
Former Board Member Mirele Goldsmith.
Missing from the photo: Froma
Benerofe, Rhoda Bernstein, Katie Edelstein, Amy Friedkin, Donna Orender,
Ilana Horowitz Ratner, Willa Shalit, and Rachel Sheinbein. Inset: Bernice
S. Tannenbaum, Foundation Liaison to the HWZOA National Board and
Carol M. Joseph, Foundation Chair
The Board of Directors of The Hadassah Foundation met in New
York to vote on grant allocations for 2011. The Foundation is a philanthropic leader in the fields of economic security
for low-income Israeli women and self-esteem and leadership programs for Jewish
adolescent girls and their adult mentors in the U.S. It has awarded more
than $5 million to nearly 60 organizations since 2000. These grants support social change, ground-breaking, replicable initiatives that have affected
the lives of tens of thousands of women and girls and have attracted the
attention of other philanthropists, the Israeli government, and the media. The Hadassah
Foundation also is the largest of some 20 Jewish women’s funds in the
U.S. and one of the largest globally.
Forty-two American and Israeli women – including members of
the National Board of HWZOA and leaders from the larger Jewish community – have
served on the Board since 1999. Currently, sixteen women -- representing fields
ranging from the law, venture capital investments, social work, professional
evaluation, and sports -- currently serve on the Foundation Board.