LOS ANGELES (Dec. 19, 2012)—The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced the appointment of Susan Mattisinko to the newly created position of general counsel. In this capacity, she supervises all legal and compliance matters for The Foundation, the largest manager of charitable assets and planned-giving solutions for Los Angeles-area Jewish philanthropists.
“We are fortunate to have a person of Susan’s legal expertise and professional acumen, as well as commitment to the Jewish community, join our organization,” said Foundation President and CEO Marvin I. Schotland. “She brings a wealth of experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors.”
Prior to joining The Foundation, Mattisinko served for three years as general counsel of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest New Jersey. Her tenure at the Metrowest Foundation was preceded by three years as associate counsel with Oppenheimer Funds in New York. Earlier, she spent eight years as an associate with Sidley Austin, one of the largest law firms in New York, after a two-year tenure as a La Guardia Fellow with the City of New York.
In addition to her role as general counsel, Mattisinko complements and supports The Foundation’s development team. She has a long history of involvement in the Jewish community, including lay positions with Congregation Beth El of South Orange, N.J. and Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles.
Mattisinko earned her law degree from New York University, a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A registered in-house counsel with the State Bar of California, she is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
About The Foundation
Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is the largest manager of charitable assets and the leader in planned-giving solutions for Greater Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists. The Foundation currently manages assets of $737 million (as of Dec. 31, 2011) and ranks among the 11 largest Los Angeles foundations. In 2011, The Foundation and its more than 1,000 donors distributed $54 million in grants to hundreds of organizations with programs that span the range of philanthropic giving. For more information, visit www.jewishfoundationla.org.