JFSNEPA Receives Grant from Robert H. Spitz Foundation

Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania was one of the recent recipients of a grant from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation for the 2020 grant cycle.  The grant in the amount of $15,000 will assist with General Operating Support for the organization.  Grants from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation are administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

Pictured in photo from left to right:, Arthur E. Levandoski, JFS Marketing & Development; Sheila Nudelman Abdo, ACSW, LCSW, JFS Executive Director; Laura Ducceschi, MBA, MA, President / CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation and administrator of Robert H. Spitz Foundation; Cathy Fitzpatrick, Grants Administrator for Scranton Area Community Foundation; Frank Caputo, Scranton Area Community Foundation Grants and Communication Coordinator.

Established in 1915, Jewish Family Service is a human service organization, which reflects the Jewish tradition of caring and compassion for all people in need.  Through professional counseling, advocacy and educational programming, our services seek to enhance and strengthen the quality of individual, family and community life.  It is this agency mission that drives all services and activities of Jewish Family Service.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation has been working to enhance the quality of life for people across the Northeastern Pennsylvania region over the past 66 years, serving the community as a steward, a grantmaker, a charitable resource, and a catalyst for change and growth. The Scranton Area Community Foundation is a public 501c3 community foundation with assets of more than $50 million and more than 215 charitable funds. More information about the Scranton Area Community Foundation can be found at www.safdn.org.

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A 1998 graduate of Penn State Capital College with a Bachelors in Marketing with over 20 years of marketing experience. Joined JFS in January of 2015 as the Coordinator of Marketing and Development.

Acquired a Social Media Certification through Hootsuite in 2016, Certified in Blackbaud eTapestry in 2020, and in 2022 obtained the Community Manager Certification from Facebook.

Handles marketing, development, social media and email marketing for JFS.