22 February 2023
By Jill Granader, Vice President, Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy
When women come together, using our collective strength to address issues central to our families and communities, we make the world a better place. Working with Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy and the visionary and innovative women leaders in Greater Washington continues to reaffirm this truth for me and inspires me and others to step up to strengthen our Jewish community.
As we continue to engage talented leaders, I am excited to share that two new leaders have joined the Women’s Philanthropy leadership team. I am honored to announce Sophie Buslik as Federation’s new Lion of Judah Chair. Sophie has “always found profound inspiration from other women, especially Lions” and hopes “to emanate that same inspiration for other women in our community.”
I am also pleased to welcome Amy Forseter as Federation’s new Pomegranate Society Chair. In this role, Amy is “excited about the opportunity to learn together and create a stronger community of incredible women as we make an impact in our local and global Jewish community.”
Together, with Sophie’s and Amy’s leadership, our Lions and Pomegranates will continue to develop their strategic philanthropic plans, grow their leadership capabilities, and create connections with Federation and the Jewish community.
And as Amy recently shared, “Through our collective strength, Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy has the ability to continue to increase the visibility and understanding of issues in our community and empower individuals and organizations to continue to strive for a dynamic future for Jewish Greater Washington.”
We are grateful for their ongoing dedication to our community and willingness to bring their vision, commitment, and strong leadership skills to these roles.
I want to thank Marla Schulman for her leadership as Lion of Judah Chair, and Jacki Seley and Rachel Hofstatter as Pomegranate Society Chairs. These incredible leaders have brought a keen ability to connect with other Lions and Pomegranates and helped us develop a caring, welcoming community.
I look forward to a year of continued growth and impact in Jewish Greater Washington — and beyond.