FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Good People Fund Names Three New Trustees
Millburn, NJ – Jan. 4, 2018 – The Good People Fund – which identifies, nurtures and supports grassroots, change-making organizations making impact across a broad spectrum of program areas in Israel, the United States, and elsewhere around the world – today named three new members to its Board of Trustees.
David M. Gilman of Summit, NJ; Jody Harburger of Owings Mills, MD; and Rachel Litcofsky of Merion Station, PA will serve three-year terms on the 12-person Board.
“Each of our new Trustees brings a depth of experience, perspective and devotion to our tikkun olam-inspired mission and will help greatly to advance The Good People Fund’s strategic direction and growing impact in the years to come,” said Naomi Eisenberger, Executive Director.
“I look forward to working with them and our entire Board as we enter our tenth year supporting our driving Jewish value, repair of the world.”
David M. Gilman has spent the past 25 years in the realm of life science innovation, where he has counseled clients on investment, transactional and partnering strategies. David spent much of his career as a Managing Director of The Frankel Group in NYC and Israel, and most recently served as Managing Director of Huron’s Life Science Strategy team. He has taught life sciences to business students and business to medical students. He holds a degree in East Asian History from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife, Jaime, live with their two daughters in Summit, NJ.
Jody Harburger retired in 2016 after decades of service to the Jewish community, serving as Executive Director of the Washington, DC regional office of State of Israel Bonds, and Managing Director, Endowment and Philanthropic Leadership, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Jody is a graduate of UCLA and holds a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service from Hebrew Union College. He and his wife, Sheila, reside in Owings Mills, MD.
Rachel Litcofsky has served as Cause Marketing Manager at Party City, Assistant Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, and as Assistant Director for National Public Affairs at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing. Rachel and her husband, Rabbi Greg Litcofsky, and their three children, reside in Merion Station, PA.
Inspired by the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world), The Good People Fund responds to significant challenges such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation in the United States and Israel. The Good People Fund provides financial support and management guidance to small and medium-sized grassroots efforts determined to make a difference in their communities. With its guiding philosophy that small actions can have huge impact, The Good People Fund has granted more than $11.5 million since its founding in 2008. www.goodpeoplefund.org