Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes on the popular ABC TV series Shark Tank? Guests at the Jewish Family Service Executive Luncheon got to find out directly fromĀ  “shark” herself: Barbara Corcoran.

Corcoran charmed guests and supporters much as she does the audience of the hit entrepreneurial show. She talked about her upbringing and her “no problems, only opportunities” attitude, which has served her well as she has formed her multi-million dollar career. She actually wasn’t picked to be on Shark Tank at first, but instead of letting that get her down, she wrote the producer and told him her rejection was her “lucky charm,” and the rest is history. Her resilience and chutzpa meshed well with the mission of JFS.

Jewish Family Service works to reduce hunger and prevent homelessness, provides mental health services to children and families, offers job training and placement for people with significant barriers to employment, and provides support to help seniors maintain a quality of life. Each year, JFS benefits more than 22,000 people.

Find out more at www.jewishfamilyservice.org