Board of Trustees


Foundation Chair


Evan Schlessinger is chair of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. His past lay leadership roles include serving as chair of The Foundation's Cutting Edge Grants Committee, member of the Jewish Funders Network’s Executive Committee, board chair of Jewish Family & Life Media, and founding member and past chair of the Los Angeles Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund. Mr. Schlessinger is a nationally known marketing expert and president of the Springboard Company, a market research and consulting firm based in Los Angeles, specializing in the food and beverage industry and serving top manufacturing and retail companies. His work has been featured in the national media including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, CBS This Morning and the ABC Home Show. He is a frequent speaker, facilitator and trainer on the topic of marketing for nonprofits. Mr. Schlessinger is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He and his wife, Dana, live in Westwood with their three children.

Expertise/Specialty Areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Marketing Research and Consulting
  • Nonprofit management

Community Leadership Summary:

  • Foundation trustee
  • Former Executive Committee member, Jewish Funders Network
  • Past chair, Jewish Family & Life Media
  • Founding member, Los Angeles Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund