Roots & Branches Foundation

New Members at Roots & Branches Foundation

Roots & Branches FoundationEighteen Jews in their 20s and 30s have been selected as the 2011-2012 members of Roots & Branches Foundation. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, this initiative of Rose Community Foundation provides Jewish young adults with hands-on grantmaking experience. Roots & Branches Foundation includes Jews from throughout the Metro Denver area. They represent a broad spectrum of Judaism, describing themselves as Reform, Reconstructionist, Modern Orthodox, Conservative, cultural and secular Jews.

Roots & Branches members will explore Jewish philanthropic concepts, establish funding priorities and decide how to grant up to $110,000. The group investigates and analyzes community needs, decides on a grantmaking approach to address the needs they identify, and awards grants to nonprofits in Greater Denver and Boulder. All decisions on funding priorities and the awarding of grants are made by the members. Lisa Farber Miller and Sarah Indyk facilitate the group’s work and serve as resource personnel from Rose Community Foundation.

A list of the Roots & Branches Foundation members is below. More information about Roots & Branches Foundation is available here or by calling Sarah Indyk at 303.398.7416.

Roots & Branches Foundation 2011-2012 Members

  • Emily Barter
  • Frank Borman
  • Leah Bry
  • Emory Dinner
  • Marisa Ellman
  • Katie Frisch
  • Aaron Frishman
  • Maia Katz
  • Avi Loewenstein
  • Julie Milliken
  • Jenna Monaster
  • Eli Oderberg
  • Todd Sainer
  • Dave Tencer
  • Andy Thangasamy
  • Scott VanDaele
  • Dana Waldbaum
  • Michele Weingarden

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