Donor Profile: Howard Swibel

Howard Swibel is a renowned lawyer, philanthropist, and Jewish communal leader in the Chicagoland area. Growing up on the south side of Chicago, supporting and giving back to the Jewish community was a part of his upbringing.

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Donor Profile: Cheri Grossman

Cheri Grossman grew up in the Chicagoland area, and after earning an accounting degree from the University of Illinois, built her career in real estate finance. She is a current JCFS Chicago board member and chair of the Resource Development Committee (RDC).

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Jordan Brown Donor Profile

Jordan Brown is one of the newest members of JCFS Chicago’s Associates Board, a dedicated and enthusiastic group of young professionals that are passionate about strengthening the Chicagoland community.

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Alexa Ehrlich Donor Profile

“Being on the RAC is both a privilege and a responsibility. It allows me to see the evolution of Response up-close and personal, which makes me very proud of what we're doing to support the community,” shared Alexa Ehrlich.

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Michael Lieber Donor Profile

Michael Lieber is a longstanding friend of JCFS Chicago, and President of Laminet Cover Company, a plastic manufacturing company in Chicago. When the pandemic hit, Laminet quickly pivoted to produce and ship face shields. In addition to producing face shields for hospitals and medical workers, Laminet began donating shields to others in need, including 200 for teachers and administrative staff at JCFS Knapp School & Yeshiva.

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Rochelle Cueto Donor Profile

“You have to give back because you’re not alone in this world. If somebody hadn’t been there to help me up, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” shared Rochelle Cueto, a donor and former Jewish Children’s bureau foster child. 

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Meet JCFS Chicago’s New Board Chair

Jennifer Lucas's first-hand experience observing a close family member struggle with mental health challenges fueled her passion to support and advance the mission of JCFS Chicago to help community members in need. After almost six years on the JCFS Chicago Board of Directors, Jennifer began her tenure as Board Chair on September 14.

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