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.