The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore announced its new board and celebrated reaching its campaign goal at its annual meeting on June 22 at Beth Tfiloh Congregation.
The organization reached its annual campaign goal of $30.6 million, and thanks to government funds, contributions from foundations and gifts for specific projects, The Associated raised $47 million this past year.
Mark Neumann ended his two-year term as chair of the board. “This has been an invaluable experience for me,” he said.
The new board includes chair Linda Hurwitz, chair-elect Debra Weinberg, annual campaign chair John Shmerler, community planning and allocations chair Beth Goldsmith, philanthropic planning and services chair Philip Sachs, marketing chair Morry Zolet, Associated Women president Michele Lax, women’s campaign chair Linda Elman, audit chair Robert Russel, secretary P.J. Pearlstone, treasurer Fritzi Hallock and Associated Jewish Charities president Nancy Hackerman.
Associated president Marc Terrill said The Associated helps community members navigate the challenging world.
“What we have witnessed this evening is a culmination of a year’s-plus work in making our community a bit smaller, a bit more welcoming and supportive, with more understanding, with a lot of resolute behavior of advancing what we care about in the sustenance of the Jewish community,” he said. “What we also have witnessed in these handful of minutes is a snapshot of how we collectively make a difference in making the world — our corner of the world — somewhat smaller and more fulfilling, and all the time wrapping community members in the cloak of love and support that we gained local national and international acclaim for.”