MEGA 2018
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85250
RSVP by FEBRUARY 7
7pm | Small Bites, Desserts & Program
$100 couvert per person
Ben & Sasha Ellis and Jerome & Anita Gutkin, Co-Chairs
You will have the opportunity to make your 2018 annual campaign gift at the event.
5:30pm | VIP Dinner with David Gregory & Jerry Silverman*
$150 couvert per person, includes main program
Lanny & Marlene Lahr and Michael & Nichole Arko, Co-Chairs
*For those making a $12,000 minimum household contribution to the 2018 annual campaign, payable by December 31, 2018.
Jerry Silverman
REMARKS
Jerry Silverman
JFNA President & CEO
Frequently named among the most influential Jewish leaders in the world by The Jerusalem Post, The Forward and Ha’aretz, Jerry Silverman serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Jewish Federations of North America. An outspoken advocate for Jewish Peoplehood, Silverman is widely known for his views on enhancing religious pluralism in Israel and strengthening Jewish communities worldwide.
David Gregory
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
David Gregory
TV Journalist/Author
Gregory’s 25+ year career has taken him around the world. Best known for his nearly 20 years at NBC News, Gregory served for six years as the moderator of Meet the Press and chief White House correspondent during George W. Bush’s presidency. He is now a political analyst on CNN and the host of his self-titled podcast, featuring interviews with newsmakers and thought leaders. His critically acclaimed memoir How’s Your Faith? shares his attempts to deepen his own faith amid the rough-and-tumble of broadcast news.
Irwin Kanefsky
MEDAL OF HONOR
Irwin Kanefsky
After moving to Scottsdale in 1986, Irwin and wife Shari became involved in volunteer work for the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. Over the next 30 years, Irwin served in a variety of key leadership positions, including as Vice Chair of Federation, Major Gifts Co-chair and Campaign Co-chair. In addition to volunteering for Federation, Irwin has been involved with other Jewish organizations, including as Board Chair for the Valley of the Sun JCC, where he was instrumental in bringing the Maccabi Games to our community and managed the campus during the games. He also served as Board Chair of the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus and Board Member of the Jewish Community Foundation and Har Zion Congregation (Or Tzion).
We are grateful for his longtime commitment to both the Federation and to our local Jewish community.
Jonathan and Rachel Hoffer
HAROLD & JEAN GROSSMAN AWARD
Jonathan & Rachel Hoffer
Rachel and Jonathan Hoffer have been quietly supporting the Jewish and greater community for decades while raising their three daughters. Jonathan is the Managing Partner at SMS Financial, a privately held financial investment company and Rachel is co-founder of Fanny & Martha, a women’s apparel company that empowers women of all ages. Both recently co-chaired a wildly successful Gala honoring Bill Levine and the capital campaign to relocate Pardes onto the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus. In addition, Rachel & Jonathan have held key leadership positions with Federation and other Jewish organizations.
Rachel is a Fisher Flight alumna and is very active in both the Phoenix Jewish community and Jewish Community worldwide. She currently is board advisor of Federation’s NowGen program, co-chairing Violins of Hope (new initiative to Federation) and serves on Federation’s National Young Leadership Cabinet as Israel and Overseas Vice-Chair. In addition, she is North America Board Chair for Youth Futures, a program of Federation’s Overseas partner, JAFI.
Jonathan is also a Fisher Flight alumna and joined the Federation board a little over five years ago and has chaired or co-chaired multiple campaigns, including the Campus pool and security campaigns. In addition, he is the immediate past chair of the Valley of the Sun JCC, serves on the Foundation board and has co-chaired multiple community missions.
We are grateful for their deep passion for the Jewish community, both locally and in Israel.
Table Hosts In Formation
To inquire about becoming a Table Host, please contact 480.481.1754 or megaevent@jewishphoenix.org.
Sponsorships Available
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact 480.481.1754 or megaevent@jewishphoenix.org.
Thank You
to our Sponsors
GOLD SPONSORS
Flader Wealth Consulting GroupReliable Background ScreeningWeiss Wealth Strategies of Raymond James
SILVER SPONSORS
Exhibit ExpertsPerkins CoieSacks TierneySilverwareSMS FinancialWeiner Insurance
BRONZE SPONSORS
E&G Real Estate Services
Hymson Goldstein Pantiliat & Lohr, PLLC
Lane & Nach P.C.
LevRose Commercial Real Estate
Matthews, Gold, Kennedy & Snow, Inc.
Nagle Law Group
R.O.I. Properties
Sonora Investment Management
12701 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
480.481.7031 | jewishphoenix.org
Mark Feldman & David Weiner
Board Co-Chairs
Julee Landau Shahon & Rudy Troisi
Campaign Co-Chairs
Don Schon, MD
Major Gifts Chair
Ed Ober & Dean Scheinert
Major Gifts Vice Chairs
Esther Schon
Women’s Philanthropy Chair
Gail Ober
Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair
Adam Goodman
Business & Professionals Chair
Eliot Kaplan
Business & Professionals Immediate Past Chair
Rachel Hoffer & Lily Behboodi Schoen
NowGen Co-Chairs
Marty Haberer
Executive Director