NPR Host Ari Shapiro to Speak at JEWISHcolorado’s CHOICES Event

Diana Zeff Anderson to be honored with the Golda Award

(DENVER) — JEWISHcolorado Women’s Philanthropy is excited to present CHOICES, its premiere fundraising event, featuring NPR Host and journalist Ari Shapiro at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown on October 10, 2023, at 6:00 pm. Join us as Shapiro weaves together an extraordinary story of personal life experiences and a unique tale that can help us all “repair the world.”

Shapiro, the beloved host of NPR’s All Things Considered, has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from dozens of countries and most of the 50 states. His debut memoir, The Best Strangers in the World was an instant New York Times bestseller. Also, a frequent guest singer with the “little orchestra” Pink Martini, Shapiro will serenade the audience with songs from his repertoire.

JEWISHcolorado Women’s Philanthropy is proud to honor Diana Zeff Anderson with the Golda Award. This prestigious award, named after Golda Meir, is presented to a local Jewish woman who exemplifies extraordinary leadership, community involvement, support of JEWISHcolorado, and has an outstanding ability to inspire others.

Diana Zeff Anderson has been active in the Jewish world since 2005. The mission of her Zeff Kesher Foundation is to build the connection (kesher in Hebrew) with North America and Israel. Zeff Anderson is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of JEWISHcolorado and currently serves as Planned Giving and Endowment Chair. Her Zeff Kesher Foundation is the lead funder of both the Community Shaliach and Shinshinim programs in Colorado. 

Zeff Anderson serves on the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel as Chair of the Shlichut committee; she is also on the board of Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council and the United Israel Appeal (UIA) board. Zeff Anderson is on the National Council of AIPAC and chairs AIPAC’s local Executive council. She is also on the Board of ADL. Zeff Anderson serves on the board of the Shalom Hartman Institute. She co-chairs the Security and Antisemitism subcommittee of the DPGA committee of JFNA. 

General Admission Tickets are $118 and tickets for those under 30 are $72. Women’s Philanthropy raises funds to benefit JEWISHcolorado’s annual campaign which serves the Jewish community both locally and globally. Sponsorship packages are available by contacting the events team, or 303.316.6428. CHOICES 2023 is co-chaired by Shari Graham and Pam Jinkerson. You can learn more and register at  

About JEWISHcolorado 
JEWISHcolorado mobilizes resources to ensure that Jewish culture remains accessible, vibrant, and secure, for all Jews in Colorado and abroad, acts on issues of concern to the local community, stewards our communal resources, and maintains living links with the people of Israel in partnership with local, national, and international agencies. For more information, please visit  

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