Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Hires Natella Royzman as Director of Charitable Gift Planning

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES—The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced that Natella Royzman has joined its Development Department professional team as director of charitable gift planning.

Royzman, a member of the California bar, transitions to the largest manager of charitable assets and planned-giving solutions for Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists from more than a decade as an attorney in private practice. She assumes a portfolio of responsibilities that includes outreach to the local professional advisor community, as well as planning and directing The Foundation’s popular annual speakers’ series on topical issues in planned giving, and related developments in trust and estate law, and taxation.

Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin I. Schotland stated: “We are pleased to welcome Natella Royzman to the senior management team. She brings with her a strong background in business and commercial litigation, as well as leadership positions in the Los Angeles Jewish and professional communities. Ms. Royzman’s varied experience will be an asset to our family of donors, and their professional advisors, as we help them find creative, effective solutions for their charitable giving goals.”

From 2010 until joining The Foundation, Royzman had been the founder and managing attorney of Royzman Law Firm, specializing in bankruptcy and business litigation. Earlier in her career, she was an attorney with the law firms Loeb & Loeb; Robinson, Diamant & Wolkowitz; and Reuben, Raucher & Blum.

Royzman earned her J.D. degree at University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. She was conferred a B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from California State University, Northridge. Royzman is a former board member of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (2013–2017), and an active advocacy committee member of the National Council of Jewish Women.

About The Jewish Community Foundation

Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages charitable assets of approximately $1.1 billion entrusted to it by over 1,300 families and ranks among the 10 largest Los Angeles foundations. It partners with donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving, and build enduring charitable legacies. In 2016, The Foundation and its donors distributed over $81 million in grants to more than 2,000 nonprofits with programs that span the range of philanthropic giving. Over the past 25 years, it has distributed more than $1 billion in grants to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum.