Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer announces new leadership


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The mission of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer is to partner with individuals, families and community organizations to help them achieve their philanthropic goals.

The foundation recently appointed a new president and treasurer, and three new members of the Board of Trustees who will help to raise the foundation’s visibility as a resource on charitable giving and endowment building in Princeton and surrounding areas.

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Curtis (Chip) Loeb of West Windsor, previously serving as treasurer, will become board president, replacing Scott Schaefer, who now becomes past president. A veteran financial executive in various industries and with companies of different sizes, Loeb’s expertise includes financial operations and reporting, financial and strategic planning, complex tax strategies and budgeting. Loeb also sits on the Board of JCC Princeton Mercer Bucks and previously on the Board of Congregation Beth Chaim.

Joyce Kalstein of East Windsor joined the Board of Trustees in 2019 and now moves into the role of treasurer. Skilled in the preparation of financial statements and the management of databases and time and billing systems, Kalstein is currently the controller of The Mercadien Group, certified public accountants. Kalstein previously served as president of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County and on the board of Congregation Beth Chaim.

Susan Falcon of Princeton previously worked in advertising and banking and has held board positions at nonprofit organizations in the Princeton area. Falcon served as president of the Board of Directors at Greenwood House, and held leadership roles on the executive committees for both The Jewish Center and Jewish Family & Children’s Service.

Jeffrey Miller of West Windsor is a managing director in Citigroup’s Treasury & Trade Solutions business (TTS) and is the North American franchise head for the energy, power and chemicals industries. He leads a team that works with clients to structure strategic working capital solutions that encompass the areas of Treasury & Cash Management, Trade Finance and Trade Services.

James Schragger of Hopewell has been practicing law since 1985 and is a shareholder at Schragger, Schragger & Lavine, LLC in Pennington. He concentrates in administrative law, health care and general corporate practice, civil litigation, zoning and planning. Schragger sits on the Hopewell Valley Historical Society Board, and previously on the boards of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Jewish Federation Princeton Mercer Bucks, and Planned Parenthood Mercer County.

Three members have retired from the Board of Trustees: Morton Cohen, Florence Kahn and Lisa Smukler. Cohen and Kahn served on the foundation board for more than 20 years and now become emeritus trustees. Kahn was instrumental in launching the LIFE & LEGACY program, which has secured more than 600 after-lifetime commitments totaling an estimated $32 million in future gifts to bolster our Jewish community. Cohen led the foundation’s annual audit with precision and spearheaded the longstanding Book Awards scholarships each year.

The Jewish Community Foundation Executive Committee now includes President Chip Loeb, Treasurer Joyce Kalstein, VP Investment Martin Schwartz, Trustee Harvey Fram, VP Development Joanne Snow, Trustee Don Leibowitz, VP at Large Miki Krakauer, Past President Scott Schaefer, and Secretary Josh Waldorf.

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