A connection many years ago through the Ziv Tzedakah Fund, introduced Amee Huppin Sherer to the Good People Fund’s Founding Executive Director Naomi Eisenberger. This summer she joined their Board of Trustees. The Good People Fund (www.goodpeoplefund.org) is a national organization rooted in the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam (repairing the world) that offers financial support and mentorship to small, effective initiatives in Israel and the U.S.
“We are excited to have Amee join our dedicated Board of Trustees. Amee’s extensive leadership experience and her deep understanding of our mission and philosophy, makes her the perfect addition to the board,” said Naomi Eisenberger, Founder and Executive Director of The Good People Fund.
“I am delighted to be working with Naomi again as I join The Good People Fund’s board of trustees” said Sherer. “I have always resonated deeply with this kind of microphilanthropy and the educational and social impact it has to help us make the world a better place. I look forward to learning more about each of the grantees and seeing how I can lend my energy and time to this worthwhile organization.”
Sherer has been working as a Jewish educator in the Seattle area for over 25 years. She has taught almost every age group from first grade to adults, and most recently was on the faculty at the Seattle Jewish Community School for thirteen years where she enjoyed leading the monthly tzedakah projects and teaching her students about how to think about giving tzedakah effectively and efficiently. She also serves on the board of Camp Solomon Schechter as the Chair of the Development Committee. She has her BA in Jewish Studies and her Masters in Education, both from UW. In the early nineties, she served as the Hillel program director for three years and then as the Acting Director in 1995. In 2011, she received the Pamela Waechter Jewish Communal Professional Award, which recognizes professionals working at a Jewish communal institution and for significant and ongoing contributions to the general good of the Seattle Jewish community.
About The Good People Fund
Founded in 2008, The Good People Fund, inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world), responds to significant problems such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation, primarily in the United States and Israel. We provide financial support and management guidance for small to medium grassroots efforts. Our grant recipients are leading their nonprofits with annual budgets under $500,000 and no professional development staff but are driven and determined to make a difference in their communities. With its guiding philosophy that small actions can have huge impacts and its emphasis on the personal connection, the GPF has raised and granted more than $7 million dollars since its inception in 2008. Further information can be found at www.goodpeoplefund.org