BOULDER, Colorado – (June 2, 2014)— JEWISHcolorado, formerly known as Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, is pleased to announce that Jackie Sprinces Wong has been named as the organization’s new Campaign Chair. Jackie, an active member of the community, began her two-year term in this role on July 1, 2014.
Sprinces Wong has been involved with JEWISHcolorado for many years and has played an intricate part of the Boulder Jewish community. “My many years volunteering for Federation have opened my eyes to our community’s needs–locally, nationally, and globally,” commented Jackie. She remarked on the organization’s relevance when reflecting back on the disaster that occurred in Boulder last fall,
As we all vividly remember, the devastating flood that overwhelmed us last September, JEWISHcolorado was quick to respond when our community was in need.”
The 68-year-old non-profit opened a Colorado Flood Relief fund for donations and began distributing funding to the individuals and organizations in the community who needed it most.
JEWISHcolorado raised over $608,000 in Colorado flood relief and distributed to American Red Cross, Bonai Shalom, Boulder JCC, Boulder JFS, Chabad at CU, Chabad of Longmont, Har Hashem, IsraAID, Lubavitch of Boulder, Nechama, and Reb Zalman z”l. Additionally, funds were set aside and distributed through Boulder Jewish Family Service (JFS) for individuals who needed rent assistance or had other pressing needs.
Sprinces Wong proclaimed, “I believe this is a perfect example of the collective work of the Federated system. It was designed to raise money for emergencies such as the flood, and opportunities such as Birthright. It’s every person’s responsibility to support the community with donation dollars, large and small. I personally thank you for all your financial support.” Jackie continued, “JEWISHcolorado is relevant today, and I look forward to serving the Colorado Jewish community over the next two years.”
Founded in 1946, JEWISHcolorado, formerly known as Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, is a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America, which is among the top ten charities on the continent working together to protect and enhance the well-being of Jews worldwide. JEWISHcolorado raises and allocates funds to a wide variety of partner agencies and organizations in Colorado, Israel and in more than 60 countries worldwide. Last year, JEWISHcolorado’s annual campaign raised $10.4 million and the endowment arm houses more than $50 million in long term assets for individuals, agencies and synagogues in the community. JEWISHcolorado’s mission: We secure, steward, and share philanthropic and human resources in support of vibrant Jewish life in Colorado, Israel, and around the world. We also mobilize the Jewish community in times of need. For more information, visit us at www.JEWISHcolorado.org.