About

Our Mission

The mission of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles is to assist youth in achieving their full potential through innovative, impactful programs.

Like most non-profit organizations, our Board of Directors plays a critical role in defining vision and acting as the governing body for policy. Additionally, and most importantly, our Board is the pivotal driver behind our fundraising efforts. We are always seeking strategic thinkers to join our Board and continue expanding the impact we have on the Jewish and LA communities. The sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that comes from being a Board member can be seen on the faces of Board members as they glean with pride at our Scholarship event, knowing their individual efforts are paying off in helping serve 1500 children each year.

Our Current Board of Directors as of January 1, 2018. The Board President, Officers and Board of Directors listed are voting members.

BOARD PRESIDENT

Mark Kuperstock

OFFICERS

Shoshana Himmel, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Sandy Sigal, VP¹
Matthew Nelson, Secretary
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert C. Aronoff
Steven Barlevi
Joey Behrstock
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Jonathan David
Daniel L. Dworsky
Richard Feldstein
David A. Fenton
Eric Fingleson
Manny Flekman

Glenn S. Goodstein
Marshall B. Grossman
Scott R. Isdaner *¹
Leslie Kavanaugh
Alex Kozakov
Lauren Kurzweil
Aaron Levy
Michelle Mendelsohn
Steve Miller
Marc Mostman

Arnold S. Nelson¹
Brad Rosenberg *¹
Dan Rosenson *¹
Stephen M. Saltzman *¹
Thomas R. Schiff
Michael H. Sendowski¹
John Shane ¹
Lee I. Silver *¹
Gelena Skya Wasserman
David Smith

Aron Solomon
Gary N. Stern
Karl M. Sussman *¹
David L. Swartz *¹
Scott Tiano
Robert A. Waldorf *¹
Lewis M. Wallensky
Marshall J. Wax *¹
Brian Weiner
Gary Weinhouse

* Past Board President
¹JBBBSLA & FCBW Board Member

EXECUTIVE

Randy Schwab

Randy Schwab

Chief Executive Officer
Analee Villalpando

Analee Villalpando

Director of Operations

FINANCE

Norm “Tony” Lewis CPA

Norm “Tony” Lewis CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Elsa Halpern

Elsa Halpern

Senior Accounting Clerk

DEVELOPMENT

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Vice President of Development
Doris Horning

Doris Horning

Director of Grants Management
Lauren Rosenblum

Lauren Rosenblum

Development Assistant

PROGRAMS

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Vice President of Mentoring Services
Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Match Support Specialist
Shelby Ilan

Shelby Ilan

Enrollment and Matching Specialist
Irene Saiger

Irene Saiger

Enrollment and Matching Specialist
Kathryn Vischjager, M.Ed

Kathryn Vischjager, M.Ed

Match Support Specialist
Sarah Gronlund-Jacob

Sarah Gronlund-Jacob

Mentoring Specialist
Erica Karran

Erica Karran

Match Support Specialist

OUTREACH

Ashley Waterman, MA

Ashley Waterman, MA

Director of Community Engagement
Rachael Sander, M.Ed

Rachael Sander, M.Ed

Communications and Outreach Manager
Leeron Tzalka

Leeron Tzalka

Outreach and Events Associate

COLLEGE SUPPORT AND ALUMNI

Carina Garcia

Carina Garcia

Director of Scholarship and Alumni Programs
Rachel Silton

Rachel Silton

Scholarship Program Associate

CAMP BOB WALDORF

Zach Lasker

Zach Lasker

Director
Rose Levenson

Rose Levenson

Assistant Director
Emily Lassman

Emily Lassman

Assistant Director
Amalia Shifriss

Amalia Shifriss

Camper and Community Outreach Director
Alba Arzu

Alba Arzu

Camp Registrar
Sofia Varona

Sofia Varona

Assistant Registrar
Rick Vargas

Rick Vargas

Registration Intern
Eddie Martinez

Eddie Martinez

Facility Manager
Brian Sapp

Brian Sapp

Assistant Facilities Manager
Lynn Duston

Lynn Duston

Maintenance
Anthony Moore

Anthony Moore

Chef and Hospitality Manager

JBBBSLA Inclusion Statement
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles embraces the richness and diversity of the Jewish and secular communities. Our leadership, staff and volunteers are committed to creating an environment where all voices are heard and respected, irrespective of gender, socio-economic status, level of Jewish observance, race, religion, ethnicity, gender identification and/or sexual orientation.

Position Title: Development Director

Department: Development
Status: Full-time (38-hour work week)

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) is currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Development Director, who will play a key role in helping the agency reach its fundraising goals. The Development Director, working in partnership with the Vice President of Development, will oversee all fundraising events, annual giving, monthly giving, and other donor engagement efforts. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, dynamic professional with proven success in fundraising, knowledge of the Los Angeles Jewish community, as well as other philanthropic and corporate sectors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Manage a personal portfolio of approximately 100 current donors and prospects and ensure that timely steps are taken toward cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with an emphasis on annual and event donors.
  • Create, coordinate and implement annual giving strategies and solicitations to successfully meet annual fundraising goals.
  • Oversee all fundraising events including our annual gala, golf tournament, and brunch & family day.
  • Develop new initiatives to increase fundraising from current and new donors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree and a minimum of five years of experience working in a fundraising environment.
  • Proven and successful track record of personal solicitation and program management.
  • Very strong written communication skills for a variety of projects, including solicitation letters, newsletters, email and web communications.
  • Experience cultivating high-level relationships with donors and board members.
  • Strong skills related to Raiser’s Edge or a comparable CRM database.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Personal commitment to the mission and values of the organization. Passionate about helping children in Los Angeles.
  • Experience planning and soliciting for fundraising events.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Cari Uslan: cuslan@jbbbsla.org.

Financial Reports

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles takes great pride in its financial stewardship as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Tax ID #95-1691009.

Click below to view our recent financial reports:

The Foundation For Camp Bob Waldorf

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf was established in 1962 to provide ongoing operational funding for Camp Bob Waldorf. Thanks in part to The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, more than 60,000 underserved children have attended our camp and its existence ensures that the camp will remain open for many generations to come.

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf is a California 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 95-6127224) that operates as a restricted endowment fund. The Board approves monthly allocations to cover camp operating expenses, and also raises money to fund camp programs.

For more information on The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, please contact Lauren Rosenblum at (323) 456-1148 or lrosenblum@jbbbsla.org.

“Camp Bob Waldorf changed my life when I was 8 and 9 years old and had no idea what direction my life would take. The Foundation ensures that the camp is here for kids like me forever!”

Sandy Sigal, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf and former camper

Publications

JBBBSLA is proud to share information about our programs and our people through an annual impact statement and a biannual “Snapshot.”