Jewish Heritage Month: 2010 Honoree
Marjory Kaplan is president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) and holder of the Miriam and Jerome Katzin Presidential Chair. For each of the last five years, JCF has been a leading grant provider in the region. In her 16 years at JCF, Kaplan has built JCF’s donor base exponentially and developed highly innovative programs, such as the Endowment Leadership Institute (ELI) and the Youth Philanthropy Program. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kaplan’s entrepreneurial leadership and work in developing best practices in philanthropy have significantly strengthened the funder and nonprofit infrastructure of the community.