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Annual Report

A Message from JFCS Chaiman of the Board, Michael Willner and President and CEO, Paula Goldstein

Dear Friends:

Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) has completed another successful year. With your help, we were able to serve over 25,000 individuals this past year. Our dynamic staff, dedicated Executive team, forward thinking Board of Directors, Board of Advisors and newly formed Board of Trustees enables our organization to continue to grow.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all those who participated in our Strategic Planning process. In many instances, a strategic plan is comprised of members of an organization’s staff and Board. We elected to expand our vision by reaching into the larger community. We held a Vision Café, designed to ask community members what they are looking for from our organization. The information collected from our clients, donors, Board, staff, partner agencies, and city-wide leaders was key to developing a creative and ambitious plan for our future. Thank you to all who participated. Your input was invaluable. We will be sharing our strategic plan with the community within the upcoming year…stay tuned!

Looking ahead to the 2013-2014 year, we are eagerly anticipating our 2013 Annual Benefit,Rooted in Community, Blossoming Together, to be held at Vie, on Thursday evening, November 14, 2013. This year’s Benefi t will highlight our Special Needs Program with members of the agency’s Network Group in attendance. JFCS is delighted to be honoring long-time supporter, Bobbi Brodsky and outgoing Board Chair, Jessica Solomon. The Annual Benefit raises muchneeded, unrestricted dollars that support the entire organization. Last year, we raised a recordbreaking $550,000 with 650 guests in attendance! We look forward to surpassing last year’s success.

Furthermore, we are pleased to announce the opening of the JFCS Thrift Shop, located at 8948 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (just off the Academy Road exit of Route 95). Through the generosity of WRDC and Leon L. Levy & Associates we are embarking on an exciting business venture that connects to our mission. The Thrift Shop will enable members of the community to donate gently used items to JFCS with the goal of providing affordable shopping for those in need. In addition, we are going to train some of our special needs clients to work in the store, giving them a meaningful and supervised work experience.

We thank you for your continued interest in and support of JFCS.  Click here to view a PDF of the complete Impact Report.

Michael Willner                                             Paula Goldstein
Chairman of the Board                                   JFCS President/CEO