Jewish Family Service Receives USD Nonprofit Institute’s Good Governance Award – OsideNews

Agency Named 2022 Winner of Large Nonprofit Category

California from San DiegoSan Diego Jewish Family Service (JFS), one of San Diego’s largest and most influential nonprofit agencies, was awarded the 2022 Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance by The non-profit institute at the University of San Diego, in the large organization category – reserved for nonprofit organizations with an annual budget of $10 million or more.

This prestigious award honors the committed leadership of boards of directors in the San Diego area nonprofit sector and annually recognizes organizations for the outstanding work of their boards of directors in providing leadership, guidance and oversight critical to the nonprofits they serve.

“The process of strengthening our governance has been an incredible team effort. And while we were writing the application and associated supporting documents, it was a joy to reflect on the outstanding work of JFS and the roles our Board and Committees play in supporting the far-reaching and impactful work of JFS. to improve the lives of people in our San Diego,” said JFS Board Chair Emily Jennewein. “It is an honor to receive this recognition and to serve as an example of the importance of good governance.”

For 15 years, the Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance recognized, celebrated, and promoted effective and engaged leadership on the San Diego area nonprofit sector board. With an increase of more than 50% in applications for 2022, JFS was recognized for the partnership between its board and management, the agency’s dedication to its Jewish values ​​of helping others, and the experience of a communicative and inclusive board member environment.

“Throughout this experience, with many budgets and operating scenarios, our board and staff have worked in partnership to understand the value of doing the right thing at the right time,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. . “At the Jewish Family Service, we live our slogan, Moving Forward Together.”

In addition to Jennewein and Hopkins, the JFS Governance Committee is made up of Sarah Bakhiet, Deborah Bucksbaum, Theresa Dupuis, Sean Joseph, Mike Lees, Jenny Meiselman, Marie Raftery, Scott Schindler and Adam Welland.

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