Philanthropy

Hadassah
March 1, 2017

The Power of Women Who Do

Celebrating 100 Years of Hadassah Greater Detroit

February 1, 2017

Remembering Bill

Jewish Detroit’s One and Only Mandell “Bill” Berman, 1917 - 2016

February 1, 2017

A Legacy That Lives in Israel

The Abe H. Gertzman Fund for Israel Programming

Carly Sugar
December 1, 2016

Welcome to Giving Gardens at Yad Ezra

Where helping hands and green thumbs go to work

December 1, 2016

Hitting the Green

The 2016 Maxwell Jospey Golf Challenge Scores Big Time to Benefit the Jewish Community

November 4, 2016

The Quiet Philanthropists

Fourth generation Detroiters, married 37 years, Sue Ellen and Alan Jay Kaufman have been active and ardent supporters of educational, civic and Jewish communal causes since their days as young lawyers in Federation’s “Junior Division” and “Women’s Department.” Steadily and quietly through the years, they have dedicated their energies and resources where their hearts have led them: to Federation, Hillel Day School, Hebrew Free Loan (HFL), Cranbrook, JCC, Yad Ezra, Adat Shalom Synagogue, Frankel Academy, JARC, Jewish Studies at U-M and MSU, the Eli Broad College of Business at MSU, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), Technion and Bar-Ilan University in Israel, the DIA, the Detroit Zoo.

As their names grace the rosters of so many organizations in Jewish Detroit and beyond, both Alan and Sue play active community leadership roles as well. Currently, Sue serves as Federation’s Campaign Chair of Women’s Philanthropy; Michigan Co-Chair of Birthright; Board Member of HFL and the Holocaust Memorial Center; and Committee Member of Federation’s Partnership2Gether and Missions to Israel. Alan is President Elect of the United Jewish Foundation, starting his term in mid-2017, and holds numerous posts on boards, including the Detroit Zoological Society, the Detroit Economic Club and Walsh College.

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