An open letter to the Jacksonville Jewish Community about the JCF


Federation Board President

Foundation Board President


We are writing to the members of the community in our positions as presidents of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and the Jewish Community Foundation of Northeast Florida. Over the past few months, a transition committee with representation from both of our boards has been exploring the most optimal path for the future of the Foundation, and planned giving in Jacksonville.


The Foundation board has decided to recommend to our Jewish Federation that the responsibility for the endowment and planned giving work for the Jewish community fall under Federation, and that its board has agreed to explore the best practices to make this happen. Federation will then get back to Foundation’s board with their recommendation on how to proceed.


While this process proceeds, the work of our Jewish Foundation continues. We have appointed an interim executive director at Foundation, and the board of directors and investment committee continue to oversee all Foundation activities. 


This is an important and exciting development for our Jewish community as we are committed to ensuring that the planned giving and endowment efforts for Jewish philanthropy in Jacksonville be successful. 


Thank you very much


Sandy Zimmerman
Federation President


Sue Nussbaum
Foundation President