Guests were in a jovial mood on Wednesday night at the Infinity Park events center, as the Jewish Family Service of Colorado’s “Faces of JFS” event brought back in-person attendance.
Attendees gathered to support JFS and honor three outstanding community members for their commitment and dedication.
Leanna Harris received the Yana Vishnitsky Leadership Award. A past board chair for JFS, Leanna is an author and educational consultant with Diane Sweeney Consulting, where she partners with teachers and schools from around the country to improve instruction and student achievement. She embodies Yana Vishnitsky’s commitment to public service and to those in need in our community.
Jamie Sarche’ received the Joyce and Kal Zeff Humanitarian Award. Like Joyce and Kal Zeff, Jamie has been deeply involved with JFS for many years and is a past member of the board of directors. She loves the work the agency does and appreciates the empathy with which staff does it. Jamie is the director of pre-planning at Feldman Mortuary.
Also honored with the Joyce and Kal Zeff Humanitarian Award was Cary Chapman. Cary has been an instrumental leader at JFS for many years. He served on the JFS Board of Directors for 10 years and has served on several JFS committees over the years. He is a past board president and life board member of Kavod Senior Life. Cary is a senior relationship manager, investment professional and managing director for CIBC Private Wealth Management in Denver.
The JFS mission: To enhance the well-being of those in need throughout Colorado by delivering services based on Jewish values. Every year, the agency serves thousands of individuals and impacts more than 25,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, abilities, sexual orientation, and gender identities.
Honoree Jamie Sarche’, center, with her sister-in-law Jen Sarche’ and husband Jon
Honoree Cary Chapman, right, with family Nathaniel, Rebecca, Stacey and Henry
Allan Sulzer, left, with Daniel Sarche’ and Alec Sarche’
Honoree Leanna Harris with her husband Jamie Harris
Alberta Sulzer, left, Leanna and Jamie Harris, Allan Sulzer
Amy Harris, left, Leanna and Jamie Harris, Melissa Harris
Mary Novoa, left, Lorenzo Harris, Leanna and Jamie Harris
Marsha and Jack Feuer
Board Chair Aaron Hyatt, left, and Maytham Ashadood
JFS President and CEO Linda Foster and Bill Foster
Amanda Greenberg, left, and Kristin Johnson
Benjamin Sulzer, left, and Victor Sulzer
JFS CFO Shyanne Ching, left, Luanne Dater, an ACE Activities Specialist, and Ian Lisman, Director of Employment Services
Stacey Chapman, left, with Nancy Lockspeiser
Michael Sarche’, left, with Lester Lockspeiser
Leanna Harris, left, Diane Sweeney, Julie Steele
Glenn and Gloria Decker
Laurie and Andrew Brock
Margery Goldman, left, Hal Naiman, Steve Peckar
Kelly O’Connor, left, Eric Nelson, Craig Simms, Jon Sarche’
Jamie Sarche’, left, Jill Lee, Joyce Lozow
Rabbi Steven Foster, left, Mimi Karsh, Louis Gelfand
Mindy Wolpa, left, and Nancy Alterman
Chad Wolz, left, Whitney Chotin Wolz, Marty Ferko, Jessica Zeidman (chief development officer for JFS)
Shyanne Ching, CFO; Jean Marshall, Chief HR Officer; Brent Ohman, COO; Jessica Zeidman, Chief Development Officer; see www.jewishfamilyservice.org for other staff
Board of Directors:
Aaron Hyatt, board chair; Linda P. Foster, president and CEO; Leanna Harris, immediate past chair; Scott Stillman, treasurer; Jennifer Kraft, secretary; David Feiner; Laura Michaels; Galad Gordon; Jonathan Alpert, Jonathan Asarch; Michael Asarch; Jason Cooper; Derek Conn; Stacey Aviva Flint; Amanda Greenberg; Steve Gross; John Keith; Rabbi Rachel Kobrin; Nneka McPhee; Mac Macsovits; Mindy Levy Peckar; Earl Pettet; Marty Rosenbaum; Victor Sulzer; Sam Zaitz