Stories of Giving


Mindy & Gene Stein

“The Center for Designed Philanthropy has helped our giving become more strategic and impactful. Our…

Mindy & Gene Stein
The Tikun Olam Foundation at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

Michael and Irene Ross Endowment Fund

‘Mickey and Irene Ross, of blessed memory, would feel very good knowing how their endowment…

Dams Bjerre
Business manager for Mickey Ross, z'l

Melissa Marantz Nealy Foundation

About the Melissa Marantz Nealy Foundation:Melissa Marantz Nealy died of a degenerative neuromuscular disease in…

Melissa Marantz Nealy
Melissa Marantz Nealy Foundation

Max Factor Family Foundation

About the Max Factor Family Foundation:The Max Factor Family Foundation (MFFF), a private family foundation,…

Max Factor
Max Factor Family Foundation

Mark Weinstein

Occupation: President & CEO of MJW Investments; commercial real estate developer Background: Growing up in…

Mark Weinstein
President & CEO of MJW Investments

Mark Schwartz – Zionism and the long-term security of Israel

Mark Schwartz is chairman and CEO of Hypertension Diagnostics, a medical device company based in…

CEO of Hypertension Diagnostics

Marcie Polier Swartz: Problem-Solving With Passion and Instinct

Marcie Polier Swartz approaches her philanthropy with an entrepreneur’s spirit. It comes naturally. Her father…

Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles Charitable Giving

Marantz, Sid & Joan

About Sid & Joan Marantz, and their family: Sid Marantz is co-owner of Cooperative Purchasers,…

Sid & Joan Marantz
Co-owner of Cooperative Purchasers
Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles Charitable Giving

Making LA Stronger

Your Time to Shine The Foundation’s family of donors gathered to celebrate some of our…

Leah Bishop, Attorney, Loeb & Loeb

Leah Bishop, Esq., is co-chair of The Foundation’s Professional Advisor Speaker Series Planning Committee, and…

Leah Bishop
Attorney, Loeb & Loeb

Larraine Segil: Empowerment Through Philanthropy

After 40 years serving as CEO for companies in the aerospace, healthcare, professional services, and…

Kam and Lily Babaoff – Helping children with disabilities

Kam Babaoff is managing director of Ensemble Investments, specializing in the acquisition and development of…

Managing Director of Ensemble Investments