Jewish Funders Network awarded the 2019 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award to David Rittberg, Director of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's U.S. Jewish grantmaking portfolio, in a ceremony on March 18th at the 2019 JFN International Conference in San Francisco. Rittberg, age 38, is the 16th recipient of the annual award, which honors foundation professionals engaged in grantmaking, 40 and under, who have demonstrated extraordinary … [Read more...] about David Rittberg Wins JFN’s 2019 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award
By Abby Saloma and Sharon Price At the beginning of every Rockwood Leadership Institute program, each participant is given a simple task: stand in front of the group, speak for two minutes and, at the end, calmly and confidently accept the resulting applause without looking away, squirming or deflecting with humor. The participants soon find out that this “vision stand” exercise isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. Years of observation and … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Leadership Development Program
By Esther D. Kustanowitz
For the last 25 years, it’s been hard to imagine the work of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation without Sandy Cardin as its President. As Cardin transitions from that role to Senior Advisor, he shared highlights of his work at the Foundation, and observations on today’s national and global Jewish scene.
The Early Years
Cardin grew up in a home where “the notion of being an … [Read more...] about Sandy Cardin Reflects on 25 Years of Schusterman Foundation Leadership:
Sandy Cardin has announced that following 25 years of service to the Schusterman Family Foundation, he will step back from his day-to-day responsibilities as President and serve the Schustermans in a new role as Senior Advisor. Lisa Eisen will become President of Schusterman's U.S. Jewish portfolio, which includes the Foundation's Jewish and Israel Education grantmaking, as well as the Schusterman Fellowship and REALITY program. Read more, … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings: Schusterman Foundation Transitions
By Ariel Constantinof I’ve publicly identified as a Jew for about twelve years now. It all started when I was kicked out of my Jewish school in Romania and the press covered my story. But my Jewish journey started long before that. I was born in Israel to Romanian Jewish parents who fled the country right after the fall of communism, traveling inside my pregnant mother on her first flight ever to her new home. Seven years later, my … [Read more...] about How a Jewish Outsider Found Community, Everywhere