As a new Annual Campaign year starts, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is coming out of the gate strong with its campaign co-Chairs Michele S. Levin and Bill Glazer at the helm.
Announced as the new chairs in August, Glazer and Levin bring with them a wealth of experience to champion the critical work and impact the Jewish Federation makes locally, in Israel and around the world.
Following in the footsteps of immediate past campaign Chair Sherrie Savett, the two will build upon her tremendous success of raising critical dollars for Jewish education, social services and Israel engagement. And should the need arise for emergency dollars to be raised to meet an immediate need, they will lead that effort as well.
These communal needs are of no surprise to Levin and Glazer, who are deeply connected within the Jewish community, in addition to being prominent figures in the Greater Philadelphia business community.
Glazer founded Keystone Development + Investment in 1991, which has grown to a full-service real estate operating enterprise. He has invested and developed millions of square feet of properties, many of which have changed the landscape of the Greater Philadelphia area. In addition to a very busy work schedule, Glazer also prioritizes time to lend his expertise to nonprofit boards and participate in many professional organizations.
“It was an honor to have been approached early in my career to help create the Jewish Federation Real Estate affinity group,” said Glazer, a founding member and a JFRE Executive Board member. “I’m proud of all that JFRE has accomplished over the years, bringing leaders in the real estate industry together to learn, network and make a philanthropic impact in the world.”
Levin is the president of MSL Consulting Group, specializing in executive coaching, strategic planning and leadership development, and is a coach for BetterUp. She has also made a mark within the local and national Jewish community.
Levin serves on the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Women’s Philanthropy Board, and she is the chair of the Negev Now Network and an alum of the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet. She is a past president of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy and, most recently, co-chaired the Head of School Search Committee.
“I have enjoyed a long and fulfilling volunteer leadership career threading through much of the Jewish community,” said Levin, who is also on the board of trustees at Har Zion Temple and previously served on the national board at Americans for Ben-Gurion University and board of Jewish Learning Venture. “The coveted role of campaign co-chair is an opportunity for me to bring together my passion for the global Jewish community and interest in strengthening Jewish engagement in Greater Philadelphia.”
Levin’s professional experience will prove useful in her efforts to engage with others who care so deeply for the Jewish community and want to make a difference.
“I want to see the Philadelphia Jewish community significantly increase its support of our local Jewish community, the global Jewish community and the state of Israel,” she said.
Levin and Glazer are eager to get started.
Glazer is confident that the Jewish Federation is well positioned to be a priority among Jewish philanthropists.
“I’ve accepted this position so that I may help board co-Chairs Gail Norry and David Adelman unlock the potential of the Philadelphia Jewish community and to elevate the Jewish Federation’s perception and standing among Jewish philanthropists,” Glazer explained. “I look forward to igniting a passion for giving within others in the community.”
Join Glazer and Levin in doing good that goes everywhere. Visit jewishphilly.org/donate to learn more.