Staff & Leadership

Board of Trustees

Evan Schlessinger

Evan Schlessinger is chair of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. His past lay leadership roles include…

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Martin S. Appel

I have a longstanding relationship with The Foundation that goes back nearly 40 years. I am especially proud…

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Lynn Bider

I have been particularly impressed with The Foundation’s staff, grantmaking and programs. I have served a prior term…

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Anthony Chanin

Anthony Chanin is vice president of business management, real estate and investments for Sonco Investments and Real Estate….

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Allan Cutrow

I have been involved with The Foundation for 44 years. It is a critical component in our community…

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William R. Feiler

It is rewarding to be a part of The Foundation team, and to support Jewish organizations in Los…

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Abby L.T. Feinman

The Foundation looks for opportunities to make an effective charitable impact and focuses on being a leader in…

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Lorin M. Fife

Lorin M. Fife is a former chair of The Foundation’s Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee. He previously served…

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Mindy Freedman

The Foundation is one of the greatest gifts in our community to support individual donors in fulfilling their…

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Selwyn Gerber

The Foundation is a real community treasure – especially now that costs of forming and maintaining family foundations…

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Bertrand I. Ginsberg

I became aware of The Foundation more than 30 years ago, as my clients were working closely with…

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Daniella Naim Kahen

Getting connected with the Jewish Community Foundation transformed my relationship with community work and charity. It’s managed by…

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Mark Lainer

Mark Lainer works in real estate development and investments. He joined The Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 1986 and…

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Jeffrey Loeb

I’ve worked with hundreds of families on their estate plans, and seen first-hand the value of having a…

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Matthew Louchheim

The Foundation not only facilitates grantmaking, but more importantly accelerates it by making Cutting Edge Grants, supporting the…

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Marcia Weiner Mankoff

Marcia Weiner Mankoff is a clinical social worker who works with prospective foster and adoptive parents through Children’s…

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Harold J. Masor

Harold J. Masor is a retired partner of the international accounting and business advisory firm of Ernst &…

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Heidi Monkarsh

I truly believe in the teaching, ‘As my parents planted for me, so do I plant for my…

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Ari Moss

For more than 60 years, the Jewish Community Foundation has played a critical role in building the LA Jewish…

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Lawrence Rauch

The Foundation has a remarkable staff and board. Among other things, we offer a nurturing environment for a…

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Scott H. Richland

I enjoy being connected to the Los Angeles Jewish community through my involvement as a Foundation trustee.  I’ve…

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Marc Rohatiner

My introduction to the organized Jewish community was thirty years ago when I served on a Federation committee…

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Karen Sandler

Karen Sandler has worked at Price Waterhouse, Security Pacific Bank, and The Foothill Group Inc. where for over a…

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Scott Sandler

I have had the opportunity to work with the Jewish Community Foundation as an investment advisor on behalf…

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Mark N. Schwartz

Mark Schwartz is a public and private company CEO, CFO, and board member. Currently, he is a private equity…

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Alexandra Shabtai

The Jewish Community Foundation has been instrumental in facilitating the living legacy of my grandparents. Not only have…

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Annette Shapiro

Annette Shapiro has been a volunteer for more than 60 years. She was the first woman and the first…

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Debra Smalley

I am honored to be involved with The Foundation, the leader in charitable giving services for the LA…

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Michael G. Smooke

Michael G. Smooke is a trustee and chair of the Capital Grants Committee at the Jewish Community Foundation…

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Andrea Sonnenberg

The Jewish community, working together, can help heal the world. I believe the Jewish Community Foundation is a…

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Eugene Stein

As a member of The Foundation’s Investment Committee, I have helped maintain a disciplined investment process which has…

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Cathy Siegel Weiss

Cathy Siegel Weiss is a former Foundation Chair, current trustee, and co-chair of the Investment Committee. She is…

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Adlai W. Wertman

Adlai W. Wertman is a professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business,…

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Advisory Board

Investment Committee

Kenneth August

Kenneth A. August led the U.S. Media and Entertainment practice and was a vice chairman for Deloitte LLP, one…

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Jon Bosse

Jon D. Bosse is Chief Investment Officer/Co-President at NWQ Investment Management Company.  Prior to joining NWQ in 1996, Jon…

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William R. Feiler

It is rewarding to be a part of The Foundation team, and to support Jewish organizations in Los…

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James Nathan

James A. Nathan has been a private investor in the stock market for 35 years through his own partnership…

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Lawrence Post

Lawrence Post is a partner at Arena Capital Advisors, a high yield money management firm. His business career has included…

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Scott H. Richland

I enjoy being connected to the Los Angeles Jewish community through my involvement as a Foundation trustee.  I’ve…

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Nathan Sandler

Nathan Sandler is co-founder and Managing Partner of ICE Canyon LLC, an integrated investment asset management company specializing in…

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Eugene Stein

As a member of The Foundation’s Investment Committee, I have helped maintain a disciplined investment process which has…

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Cathy Siegel Weiss

Cathy Siegel Weiss is a former Foundation Chair, current trustee, and co-chair of the Investment Committee. She is…

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