A sunny garden was the setting for the installation of the 2014 -15 Women’s Philanthropy board. Board Chair welcomed everyone, noting that the event “was all about community
The agenda included reports on Women’s Philanthropy’s stellar achievements over the past year, including a wide variety of Social Action projects and Education and Engagement programs. Campaign Chair, Lisa Kornfeld, reported on the outstanding fundraising efforts of Women’s Philanthropy, which provide substantial support for Federation’s Annual Campaign. She also discussed the great success of OPTIONS, Women’s Philanthropy’s signature fundraising and engagement event, which was again the largest gathering of Jewish women in San Diego history.
Highlighting the program was a panel of former board chairs who discussed their terms of office. Jean Gaylis, Beverley Pamensky and Jane Scher talked about the evolution of their involvement in Women’s Philanthropy, and shared insightful comments and observations about the challenges and opportunities that were a part of their leadership. Board members were honored that the women, whose leadership in the community has touched a wide variety of agencies and organizations, made the special effort to make this special connection with them.
The board thanked departing members Belinda Feldman and Ilana Umansky for their years of service, and welcomed new members Carla Berg, Rashel Galicot and Ingrid Shulman.