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JEWISHcolorado Names Diana Zeff Anderson Incoming Board of Directors Chair

Diana Zeff Anderson
Diana Zeff Anderson

DENVER, Colo.  – May 17, 2016 — JEWISHcolorado is pleased to announce that Diana Zeff Anderson has been named as the next Chair of JEWISHcolorado’s Board of Directors.  Anderson, who currently serves as the organization’s Israel Engagement Committee Chair, will begin her two-year term on July 1, 2016.

Anderson assumes the role from Amy Toltz-Miller, who has served as Board Chair since July 2014.

“Diana is a vital member of JEWISHcolorado’s volunteer leadership team.  Her dedication and commitment to strengthening the Jewish community both locally and globally speaks volumes,” said Amy Toltz-Miller, JEWISHcolorado’s current Board Chair. “We are thrilled to have Diana take the reigns as Board Chair and help write the next chapter in JEWISHcolorado’s vibrant future.”

In addition to her involvement at JEWISHcolorado, Anderson also serves on the Boards of the JCC Denver, the Anti-Defamation League, and Denver Academy School.

On a national and international level, Anderson is a member of the Board of Governors for The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and serves on both the National Council as well as the local Executive Committee of AIPAC.

A Denver native, Anderson is the daughter of community pillars Kal and Joyce Zeff, of blessed memory.  Anderson made Aliyah to Israel in 1981 and subsequently raised four children there.  She is fluent in both Hebrew and English.  Both her sons and a daughter-in-law served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and currently live in Israel with Anderson’s only grandchild.

After moving back to Colorado in 2005 with her two youngest children, Anderson turned her passion for Israel into a full time philanthropic job. She founded and currently manages the Kesher Foundation, whose mission is to build connections (kesher in Hebrew) between Colorado and the State of Israel.  The Kesher Foundation is a generous supporter of JEWISHcolorado, as well as other organizations throughout the community.

“Diana’s leadership on our Israel Engagement Committee and as a member of our Board has had a tremendously positive impact both in Colorado and abroad,” said Doug Seserman, President & CEO of JEWISHcolorado. “Her passion, leadership, and generosity make her a great successor as Chair of the Board.”

About JEWISHcolorado

Founded in 1946, JEWISHcolorado is inspired by the collective responsibility to build and sustain Jewish life in Colorado, Israel, and around the world.  Our mission is to secure, steward, and share philanthropic and human resources in support of vibrant Jewish life as well as mobilize the community in times of need.  JEWISHcolorado is a proud member of Jewish Federations of North America, which is collectively ranked among the top ten charities on the continent.  Last year, JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign raised $11.2 million and the Endowment and Planned Giving arm house more than $60 million in long term assets.

About Michele Weingarden

Michele Weingarden is the Communications Manager for JEWISHcolorado. JEWISHcolorado is the umbrella community organization focused on stewarding and strengthening the Jewish community in Colorado, Israel and around the world. Since 1946, the organization has provided programs and services that embrace all Jews at every age and stage in life. In matters of daily living and in times of crisis, we act with compassion, competence and resourcefulness to impact the safety and well-being of Jews everywhere. Generous donor support paired with sound resource management allows our commitment to Jews at every age and stage in life to continually grow stronger, in Colorado and our nation, in Israel and throughout the world. For more information, visit www.JEWISHcolorado.org.

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