JEWISHcolorado to Host “Cultivating Hope” Luncheon Featuring JFNA Chair Julie Platt

Sep 29, 2022

(Denver, CO) – JEWISHcolorado Women’s Philanthropy is excited to present “Cultivating Hope,” featuring Julie Platt, Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) on October 24, 2022, at Upper Larimer in the River North Art District (RiNo) from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Opening remarks will be delivered by Colorado State Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet. This event gathers Jewish women of Colorado for an afternoon of networking, philanthropy, and thought-provoking conversation. You can learn more and register at https://www.jewishcolorado.org/events/jewishcolorado-womens-philanthropy-luncheon-with-jfna-chair-julie-platt/. We

Tickets are $54 with proceeds benefiting Women’s Philanthropy at JEWISHcolorado. Jackie Sprinces Wong of Boulder will also be honored at the luncheon. Sprinces Wong is the recipient of the 2022 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award, which recognizes one woman from each Federation community who has set a high standard for philanthropy through her lifetime commitment to volunteerism, leadership, and philanthropy. She is also a “Lion of Judah,” a national network of women who make an annual gift of $5,000 or more to the Federation system.

Julie Platt, a former banker, is only the second woman in the history of the Jewish Federations to serve as Board Chair. Platt served as JFNA’s National Campaign Chair, Chair of Live Secure, Chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and Chair of the Foundation for Jewish Camp. She served on the Advisory Board of the Jewish Future Pledge, as well as on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, and Penn Hillel’s National Board of Governors. Platt has focused on promoting Jewish education and helping rescue the Jewish camp movement during the pandemic.

“We look forward to welcoming Julie Platt to our community and joining with our Women’s Philanthropy leaders for this meaningful event. We are fortunate and grateful to be able to hear from Julie as she focuses her work at JFNA on vital topics including Jewish communal security, providing assistance to Ukraine, investing in the role of women in leadership, and continuing to strengthen our flourishing Jewish life around the world,” said Rabbi Strear, President and CEO of JEWISHcolorado.

About JEWISHcolorado

JEWISHcolorado mobilizes resources to ensure that Jewish culture remains vibrant, secure, and accessible for all Jews in Colorado and abroad, acts on issues of concern to the local community, stewards our communal resources, and maintains living links with the people of Israel in partnership with local, national, and international agencies. For more information, please contact Roberta Witkow, rwitkow@jewishcolorado.org or 303.316.6491.

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