Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego Appoints New President

by Brie Stimson March 30, 2017


After a two-year search the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego jcf-beth-img_8252-4x5-purple(JCF) has a new president and CEO.

Beth Sirull, who started March 13,  has experience in both private and nonprofit organizations and most recently served as president and CEO of Pacific Community Ventures, a combined for-profit/nonprofit organization based in San Francisco dedicated to creating jobs in low-income communities.

“Over her 30-year career, Beth has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, bringing energy and innovative ideas to each of her roles,” Board of Directors Chair Sydney Selati said in a statement. “We are confident she will provide the strategic vision and tools needed to continue to build on the strong foundation we’ve already built.”

Sirull was Chair of the Board of the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay in Northern California, on the boards of the Tzedek Economic Development Fund, received the 2015 James Irvine Foundation California Leadership Award, was named to Forbes’ list of 30 Top Social Entrepreneurs in 2012 and to the San Francisco Business Times’ list of Most Influential Women in Business in 2013. She is also a published author.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego at such an exciting time,” Sirull said. “Celebrating our 50th anniversary will provide a platform for the future, with opportunities for donors and organizations to engage and collaborate with our staff and programs throughout the year. This will be an exciting and impactful year and I look forward to introducing myself to the San Diego community.”

The foundation, created in 1967, helps donors achieve their charitable goals by connecting them with nonprofit organizations.


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