The mission of the Jewish Federation of Louisville is to build and sustain a vibrant, caring, inclusive community through a donor-centric culture of philanthropy providing thoughtful stewardship, exceptional donor experiences, and personalized interactions.


Campaign for Jewish Needs

The Campaign for Jewish Needs is the annual fundraising Campaign that ensures our community’s vitality and vibrancy in the year ahead. Whether we are feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, caring for the elderly, educating our youth, ensuring a Jewish future, or supporting Israel, our Jewish community stands together. And together, we can make the world a better place.

You Power Ability

We invest in, and advocate for, programs and services that address systemic issues and provide a strong safety net during times of personal crises.

You Power Identity

We ensure the long-term health and vibrancy of our diverse Jewish community. We support meaningful Jewish educational opportunities for all ages.

You Power Refuge

We monitor and confront anti-Semitism in whatever form it takes. We provide the education and tools needed to stand up and speak out on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.

You Power Comfort

We feed the hungry, comfort the sick, aid the elderly and support those in need – in Louisville and around the world. We advocate for the vulnerable and, with Jewish values as our guide.

Campaign Leadership

Sara Klein Wagner, President & CEO
Stacy Gordon Funk, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy & Chief Development Officer 
Kristy Benefield, Philanthropy Database Senior Manager
Angie Fleitz, Senior Director of Philanthropy & Outreach
Amy Fouts, Grants & Partnership with Israel Contractor
Abigail Goldberg, Teen Director/Louisville BBYO City Director; Hillel Director and Young Adult Outreach
Lee Anne Alsup, Senior Manager Volunteer Engagement & Outreach
Cari Hatch, Outreach & Engagement Manager/Life & Legacy Coordinator
Stephanie Smith, Special Projects Marketing Director Philanthropy
Gayle Shoemaker, Philanthropy Database Coordinator
Shannon Rothschild, Senior Manager, Women’s Philanthropy and Outreach

Ralph Green, Co-Chair
David Kaplan, Vice-Chair Elect
Becky Ruby Swansburg, Vice-Chair

Jon Fleischaker, Immediate Past Chair

Jeff Goldberg, Treasurer
Beth Salamon, Secretary

Madeline Abramson
William Altman
Mark Behr
Chris Brice
Ross Cohen
Jasmine Farrier
Cantor Sharon Hordes
Ariel Kronenberg
Amy Landon
Robin Miller
George Polur
Linda Spielberg
Ben Vaughan

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