Jill Grossman has joined the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond as director of Women’s Philanthropy and Affinities.
A Florida native, Grossman brings more than 15 years of management experience and a strong background in the non-profit world to JCFR, both professionally and as a volunteer.
She most recently served as director of Arts + Ideas at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater in Virginia Beach where she worked collaboratively with lay and professional teams. In this role, she built relationships with and inspired volunteers through cultural arts programming and driving growth through engagement.
Her responsibilities included the development, implementation and marketing of Jewish and Israeli cultural arts programs, events and celebrations.
Federation CEO Daniel Staffenberg, said, “Jill brings an outstanding background in community engagement, program excellence and relationship development to our Federation. Jill also enjoyed success in fundraising with Physicians for Peace and at UJFT. As a key member of our Financial Resource Development team, Jill will be leading a renewed effort to build our Women’s Philanthropy program, our Enterprise Circle and other affinity group outreach.
“I have a passion and love for the Jewish community,” noted Grossman. “I am excited to use my experience to assist the JCFR professional team and volunteers to further develop and expand engagement. Volunteering with Physicians for Peace for three years was a great opportunity and life-changing experience that energized and inspired me to want to give back and serve others in the non-profit world, specifically the Jewish Community.”
Working with the Women’s Philanthropy leaders, Grossman is planning a number of programs for 2022. A Lion of Judah Reception and Watch Party is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 9, 6 p.m., to celebrate the proud history of the Lions of Judah with women across the world.
Together, we will celebrate accomplishments, inspire and learn from one another, and strengthen our collective ability to give back to the communities we cherish. You’ll hear from some of the most influential and thought-provoking leaders across our global Jewish community who will leave you inspired, empowered, and with an even deeper appreciation of what it means to be a woman with the power to make a difference.
To register, visit https://jewishrichmond.regfox.com/loj-watchparty
In addition, a JCFR Education 101 and Challah Bake with Women’s Philanthropy is in the early planning stages for February. This program is designed to be part of a continuing education series. In May, there are tentative plans to hold a L’Dor V’Dor – Woman of Valor event – to honor an outstanding woman in the community.
Grossman also is working with co-chairs of the Men’s Division and chair of Enterprise Circle for programs during 2022.
Look for details on these soon on social media, E-news and The Reflector – print and digital.
For more information, Grossman can be reached at jgrossman@Jewishrichmond.org or (804) 545-8652.