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JCC Denver Announces Meredith Friedman as New Chief Development Officer

DENVER, Colo., March 21, 2019 – The Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) officially announced that Meredith Friedman, CFRE, has joined the leadership team as the Chief Development Officer.

“We are thrilled to welcome Meredith to the JCC Denver leadership team. Meredith’s past non-profit experience aligns well with our development goals and we are excited to see how she can positively impact our organization.”

— Lara Knuettel, CEO of the JCC Denver.

As chief development officer, Meredith is responsible for leading a team to achieve the JCC’s fundraising goals through major gifts, annual gifts, special events, corporate/foundation support, planned giving and donor stewardship. Her goal is to ensure that the JCC thrives for generations to come. 


Meredith Friedman

Previously, Meredith worked as the chief development officer and chief executive officer of Kids In The Middle and was a member of the board of directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Meredith has a certificate in business management for non-profit leaders and a certificate in development for executives from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

ABOUT STAENBERG – LOUP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values. The J’s four program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness, sports, tennis and aquatic center; Early Childhood Engagement, including an Early Learning School and a variety of programs for families; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center which offers Denver Children’s Theatre, JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music), Denver Jewish Film Festival, Wolf Summer Theater Academy, Art Academy and adult art classes; summer camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; intergenerational and older adult programming like the Grandparent Connect Group and Jewish Aging Mastery Program (JAMP). The JCC Denver is located at 350 S. Dahlia St. in Denver. For more information, visit www.jccdenver.org or call (303) 399-2660, connect with us on Facebook and Instagram @jccdenver.

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