Nancy Schwartz Sternoff, z”l


It is with great sadness we learned of the death Saturday of Nancy Schwartz Sternoff.

Following an early career in national politics, Nancy was executive director of the Women’s Department at the Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the first and only Women’s Campaign director in any major city to be promoted to vice president at the Federation. Sternoff also chaired the first CJF/UJA Women’s Division Professional Institute. In 1998, she became director of the Dobkin Family Foundation, providing technical assistance to the programs and organizations in the foundation’s portfolio for 13 years. A founding board member of the Jewish Women’s Archive, Sternoff also served on the boards of American Jewish World Service and the Jewish Funders Network.

Nancy recently sat on the board of Bikkurim, a NYC-based innovation incubator, and has served as an evaluator for Slingshot.