Board of Trustees


Vice President


Evan Schlessinger is president of the Springboard Company, a marketing research and consulting firm based in Los Angeles, specializing in the food and beverage industry and providing services to top manufacturing and retail companies. Evan’s work has been featured in the national media including theWall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Newsweek, CBS This Morning and the ABC Home Show. As a community lay leader, Evan serves as chair of The Foundation's Cutting Edge Grants committee, is a former Executive Committee member of the Jewish Funders Network, past board chair of Jewish Family & Life Media and a co-founder and past chair of the Los Angeles Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund. He is a frequent speaker, facilitator and trainer on the topic of marketing for non-profits. Evan 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
  • Co-founder and past chair, Los Angeles Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund