Jewish Community Foundation

Laying the groundwork for the next phase of Jewish Pittsburgh.

Experts in Jewish Philanthropy

With decades of experience in charitable giving in Western Pennsylvania, the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has helped thousands of individuals and families realize their philanthropic goals in the Jewish community. Uniquely positioned to help you find the most efficient and effective way to reach your goals, Foundation staff will provide you with one-on-one guidance to structure flexible, expertly managed and tax-advantaged giving vehicles. Let us help you with your vision while we take care of the investing, paperwork and reporting.

Seasoned Investment Management

Our goal is to preserve and increase your philanthropic dollars far into the future with a diversified, balanced investment portfolio focused on long-term growth. A dedicated committee of sophisticated finance professionals manages the Jewish Community Foundation’s investments, supported by a professional investment advisor. Our experience and expertise help your philanthropic dollars grow and make a real, measurable difference.

Investment Return

Lion of Judah Endowments

Gefsky Community Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff
Gefsky Community Scholar
Adult learning with Rabbi Danny Schiff
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Examples of Philanthropy
What giving looks like in the real world

Volunteer Leadership

David Sufrin
Foundation Chair
Geoffrey Gerber
Investment Chair


Brian Eglash
Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Roi Mezare
Roi Mezare
Associate Vice President, Development & Foundation
Patti Dziekan
Patti Dziekan
Senior Development Associate, Foundation
Eric Probola
Eric Probola
Manager, Philanthropic Impact