WHO WE ARE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Roz Garber Toledano, Chair
Audrey Weiner, Vice Chair
Ellen Soffar Steinberg, Treasurer
Tracey Spiegelman, Secretary
Livia Asher
Dina Bakst
Jacquie Bayley
Mindy Bloom
Sue Beller
Renee Evans
Aimee Falchuk
Michele Foster
Stephanie Garry
Joanna Golden
Deborah Meyer
Rabbi Marianne Novak
Roni Schwartz
Diane Sigel

FORMER BOARD CHAIRS

Barbara Dobkin, Founding Chair
Sue Beller
Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
Donna Gerson
Carol M. Joseph
Julie Morris
Rabbi Suzanne Offit

Former Directors

Maddie Adamson

Rabbi Naamah Kelman

Sara Adler

Ellen Landis

Debra Aleinikoff

Joan Leiman

Liz Alpert

Barbara Levin

Ravit Barkama

Kathleen Levin

Liz Bazini

Ellyn Lyons

Froma Benerofe

Dale Marcus

Nancy Berman

Trisha Margulies

Rhoda Bernstein

Deborah Minkoff

Sophie Blum

Julia and Jeff Morris

Betsy Brenner

Marcie Natan

Dorothy Bucksbaum

Suzanne Offit

Ruth Cole

Donna Orender

Georgianne Cutter

Dalia Pollack Lerner

Lisa Davidson

Marlene Post

Barbara Dobkin

Jill Prosky

Kathryn Edelstein

Lonye Rasch

Rabbi Jacqueline Ellenson

Dr. Julie Ratner

Sherri Falchuk

Linda Saker

Rebekah Farber

Bella Savran

Sylvana Foa

Willa Shalit

Amy Friedkin

Rachel Sheinbein

Donna Gerson

Judith Swartz

Dorothy Gitter Harman

Diane Troderman

Jennifer Goldsmith

Roselle Ungar

Mirele Goldsmith

Karen Venezky

Lynda Goldstein

Janice Weinman Shorenstein

Kim Heiman

Laurie Werner

Karen Herman

Susan Wilkof

Paula Jarnicki

Michal Zellermayer

Carol Joseph

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Linda Altshuler

DIRECTOR

Stephanie Blumenkranz

Stephanie works in close partnership with the Board to implement the Foundation’s goals and deepen its impact. As the Director, she oversees all aspects of the Foundation, including its strategy, operations, development, and grantmaking. She previously served as Associate Director at the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY), where she oversaw 3.2 million in grants to 137 programs in 21 countries. She played an instrumental role in strengthening the grantmaking practices, growing and engaging their donor base, and creating impactful education programming.

Prior to working at JWFNY, Stephanie was a Communications and Development Associate for Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH), a national thinktank on family poverty and homelessness. She also has experience with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services as the Special Assistant to the Commissioner.

Stephanie was selected as one of The Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 in 2020 and she was awarded the 2019 Nancy Schwartz Sternoff z”l Leadership Award from JWFNY.  She is a Board Member of Women Creating Change, has previously served as a Young Leader at Philanthropy NY, and was a Community Connections Fellow at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Stephanie received her BS from Vanderbilt University and her MS from NYU Steinhardt School. She lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband Greg and children Zach and Sasha.