The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado’s (“Federation”) Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Center will present its 31st Annual Golda Meir Award to Jackie Sprinces Wong at a lunch in to be held on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Green Gables Country Club, 6800 West Jewell Avenue in Denver. The “Golda” is presented annually to a local Jewish woman who exemplifies extraordinary leadership, involvement, and support of the Federation, as well as an outstanding ability to inspire others to become passionate about the Federation’s mission.
Jackie Sprinces Wong truly embodies the essence of the Federation’s mission as she puts her heart and soul into Jewish philanthropy, and works tirelessly to build and sustain Jewish life locally and abroad. She gives back to the Jewish community through both her service as a professional and volunteer leader, and her unwavering philanthropy. Linda Loewenstein, Executive Director of the Boulder JCC, stated:
The Boulder Jewish community is immensely richer because of Jackie’s many contributions. For 13 years, Jackie was the indefatigable principal of Boulder’s Hebrew High. She also served as president of Congregation Bonai Shalom, in addition to all of her work for Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado. Her leadership has been critical in fulfilling our vision of a vibrant Jewish community.”
In honor of her many leadership roles within the Jewish community, Jackie has been awarded the CAJE Jewish Excellence Award and the Boulder JCC Reflections Award.
Jackie understands the importance of tzedakah on a very personal level, because as a child she was a recipient of the tzedakah of others. She was able to attend the Golden Slipper Camp in the Pocconos Mountains, a camp for needy and deserving children that is a donor recipient of funds from the Federation of Greater Philadelphia, because of the generosity of others. Jackie says “as a Jewish woman, I feel it is my responsibility to pledge my financial support to anonymous recipients through the Federation. Many years ago an anonymous donor gave something of value to me, now it is my turn to return the act of kindness.”
As a Jewish educator and mother, Jackie teaches Jewish values and tradition in her own home. Through L’dor V’dor (from generation to generation) her four children, Brett, Seth, Dara and Kezia, understand the mitzvah of tzedakah and tikkun olam and have begun to follow in their mother’s footsteps.
Please join us in honoring Jackie Sprinces Wong at the Fedration’s 31st Annual Golda Luncheon. The cost to attend is $50 per person. For more information or to make a reservation to attend, please contact events at 303-316-6443 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations can also be made online at www.jewishcolorado.org/golda.