JCF Elects New Board Members and Elects Robert Roos as Board Chair
(Left to right: Neil Goldstein, Jake Miller, Robert Roos)
The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix elected attorney Robert Roos as its new chair, in addition to two new board members and a new slate of officers at its annual meeting held on May 15.
Roos is a partner in the law firm of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie and has been a member of the Jewish Community Foundation Board of Directors since 2012. He chaired the Foundation’s grants committee from 2014 through 2017, and served as the board’s vice chair for the past two years. Roos is a past chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council and served on the Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix from 1994 through 1997.
Roos succeeds Beth Jo Zeitzer, who served as board chair from 2015-2017. Zeitzer will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.
Foundation President and CEO, Richard Kasper said, “Under Beth Jo’s leadership, JCF launched the LIFE & LEGACYTM program, which has engaged 12 community partner organizations, and secured end-of-life commitments with an estimated value of $22 million dollars for the community. The Foundation adopted and is implementing its first comprehensive, long-term strategic plan. We thank Beth Jo for her dedication, and we are looking forward to our next chapter under Robert’s leadership.”
Newly elected board members are Neil Goldstein and Jake Miller. Goldstein is a retired investment professional with extensive volunteer leadership experience, including service as board president of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. Miller is a junior at Brophy College Preparatory, who has served on the Foundation’s grants committee and has been a member of the JCF Youth Philanthropy Board since 2015.
Board member Lee Eisinberg, a managing partner with ABLE Financial Group, was elected Vice Chair; Alan Gold, a partner with MGKS retirement plan administrators, was re-elected Treasurer, and Jonathan Hoffer, a partner with SMS Financial Services, was re-elected Secretary.
Other board members re-elected to new terms were Brad Dimond, Lory Fischler, Vicki Harris and Dean Scheinert.