Women's Philanthropy


Women’s Philanthropy is a community of diverse women who share a personal commitment to supporting the Jewish community and participate meaningfully in the fundraising efforts of Federation and its strategies.


Women’s Philanthropy offers a full calendar of educational, social and fundraising events. This passionate community of women raises more than 1/3 of Federation’s annual campaign each year.


Inspired by Jewish values, Women’s Philanthropy broadens and deepens engagement in Jewish life to strengthen Jewish identity, foster dynamic connections with Israel, and care for all Jews in need.


We invite you to join us in an environment where every Jewish woman can enrich and strengthen her identity as a woman and a Jew and help make a difference in our world. At a time when apathy and assimilation threaten us, we invite you to join the thousands of Jewish women who are leading by example.


Contact Jaime Fox, Women's Philanthropy Manager at 858.737.7146.

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Meet Ben Davis

Women’s Philanthropy Board 2020-2021

Judi Gottschalk  Women's Philanthropy Board Chair 
Myra Giesener Women's Philanthropy Campaign Chair 
Silvana Christy Immediate Past Board Chair
Iris Avgil Board Member 
Stacie Bresler-Reinstein Board Member 
Debbie Carnick  Board Member 
Silvana Christy Board Member 
Debbie Deverett Board Member 
Britney Ewing Board Member 

Jamie Feder

Board Member 
Barbara Gitlin  Board Member 
Rachel Herman Board Member 
Laurie Hoshaw Board Member 
Meg Mandel Board Member 
Carla Modiano Board Member 
Olivia Okovita  Board Member 

Lisa Pearl

Board Member 
Lisa Polin Board Member 
Karla Silver Board Member 
Lynn Waldman-Flax Board Member 
Joanie Watkins Board Member 
Elizabeth Weinrib Board Member 
Olga Worm Board Member 
Sivia Mann Honorary Member
Rebecca Newman  Honorary Member