Jewish Community Foundation Offi Zesser Israel Consultant

Offi Zisser

By cfs_bridget | October 9, 2023

As Israel Consultant, Offi Zisser adds an on-the-ground perspective to The Foundation’s giving in Israel, working with the Center for Designed Philanthropy team on Israel strategy, grantmaking, and oversight. Offi brings more than two decades of experience working in philanthropy, with dozens of funders, foundations, and corporations. Her philanthropic career began at the Joseph Drown…

Melissa Held Bordy

By cfs_bridget | February 6, 2024

Melissa Held Bordy is the Chief Financial Officer of Held Properties. Prior to joining Held Properties in 1987, she served as Vice President of Asset/Liability Management for California Federal Savings and Loan Association, Vice President of Financial Administration for Beverly Hills Savings and Loan Association, and assistant treasurer for R & B Enterprises. She serves on…

Tom Heymann

By cfs_bridget | February 6, 2024

Tom Heymann has more than 45 years of experience in operationally complex, service-intensive environments spanning a variety of industries, including e-commerce, education, retail, technology, and restaurant.  Since 2012, he has served as President and CEO of NNA Services, LLC., which operates several enterprises serving the Notary, surety, and mortgage finance industries. Previously, he served as…

Martin S. Appel

By nv_russ928 | October 26, 2021

I have a longstanding relationship with The Foundation that goes back nearly 40 years. I am especially proud of the years I served as chair, helping to shape The Foundation and of my involvement in the many years that followed and all of The Foundation’s continued progress. Martin S. Appel is a former counsel to Jeffer…

Kenneth August

By nv_russ928 | October 26, 2021

Kenneth A. August led the U.S. Media and Entertainment practice and was a vice chairman for Deloitte LLP, one of the largest professional services firms in the world. He has recently retired from Deloitte and currently serves on boards and advises mid-sized companies. In his former role, Mr. August led a multidisciplinary team of over 300…

Robert Avery

By cfs_bridget | April 26, 2022

Serving others and helping to make the world as close to ideal as possible is what motivates me on the job and in personal development. I look forward to a long career with The Foundation, helping to manage assets to benefit the community. Robert Avery is a finance professional with over 20 years of experience…

Georgina Baquet

By nv_russ928 | October 26, 2021

Heather Baroff

By nv_russ928 | October 26, 2021

Lynn Bider

By nv_russ928 | October 26, 2021

I have been particularly impressed with The Foundation’s staff, grantmaking and programs. I have served a prior term on The Foundation’s Board of Trustees and am excited to serve again. I hope to continue in its tradition of excellence. Lynn Bider is the former Sylvia Weisz Women’s Campaign Chair at the Jewish Federation of Greater…

Leah Bishop

By nv_russ928 | October 26, 2021

Leah M. Bishop is Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates department and Co-Chair of the Charitable Giving and Tax-Exempt Organizations Group at Loeb & Loeb LLP. Prior to this position, she was a partner in the tax department of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. She became a Jewish Community Foundation trustee in 1998 and currently serves as…