Lives Uplifted, previously known as FACES of Inspiration, is the signature fundraising event for Gulf Coast JFCS recognizing individuals who overcome hardships and find the ability to thrive within our communities.
This celebration also honors individuals whose philanthropy and leadership are significantly uplifting lives in our community.
Together, we make our community and the world a better place.
Gulf Coast JFCS exists to uplift lives for all people.
FACES of Inspiration provides a glimpse into this humanitarian outreach and the heroes who make it possible.
Please join us to recognize this year’s honorees while supporting the life-enhancing programs of Gulf Coast JFCS
benefiting thousands of people each year from babies to seniors.
Highlights from 2022 Faces of Inspiration
FACES of Inspiration Honoree Videos
FACES of Inspiration,
the signature fundraising event for Gulf Coast JFCS, recognizes individuals who overcome hardships
and find the ability to thrive.
We also honor volunteers who have demonstrated commitment to our organization through years of dedicated service and philanthropy.
Faces 2022 Ambassador Cabinet
Owen LaFave – Community Chair | Jay Miller – Event Chair
Debbie & Jody Berner
Stacy & Will Conroy
Andrea & Zach Coopersmith
Sue & Ron Diner
Cindy & Eric Feder
Judy Genshaft & Steve Greenbaum
Shanna & Bryan Glazer
Phyllis & Gary Gould
Vicki & Andy Hano
Sally & Bill Israel
Kimberly Johnson & Jeffrey Howells
Diane & Shelly Kamins
Julie & Scott Klavans
Karen & Mark Marder
Jan & Jay Miller
Elizabeth & David Samuelson
Susie & Alan Schwartz
Debbie & Brent Sembler
Liz & Greg Sembler
Jan & Craig Sher
Deena & Larry Silver
Skipper & Ezra Singer
Emilie & Shane Socash
Barbara & Joe Sterensis
Vicki & Skip Tylman
Jennifer Webb & Cynthia Wurner
Terri & Lane Ziegler
Holocaust Survivor Urgent Care Fund
Gulf Coast JFCS assists 250+ Holocaust Survivors from the Greater Tampa Bay area who require varying levels of assistance for essential daily living activities. For many, the high costs of medical and home care have depleted their financial reserves resulting in a significant gap in care without our assistance. Approximately 30% of Holocaust survivors live below the poverty line.
Make an Impact:
- $10,000: Urgent care needs for 1 survivor.
- $5,000: Restorative dental work for 2 survivors.
- $1,800: Food insecurity support for 18 survivors
- $1,000: Medical alert systems for 4 survivors.
- $180: Week of home care for 1 survivor.
- $72: Companionship and transportation for 1 survivor.
These funds will be directed to the most urgent care needs for survivors, prioritizing those in their 90’s and others with the greatest safety risk or medical vulnerability.
How to Make Your Online Contribution
To make your online donation, click “donate” and follow the prompts. Your contribution will go directly to the Holocaust Survivor Urgent Care Fund.
How to Make Your Contribution Offline
Contact staff leadership at Gulf Coast JFCS, the Federation for Florida’s Gulf Coast, or Tampa JCCs and Federation to discuss your contribution. If making a donation via email or postal mail, please direct your contribution to the “GCJFCS Holocaust Survivor Program Urgent Care Fund.”
Gulf Coast JFCS
- Sue Farley, VP for Development & Marketing
727-418-2787 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cindy Minetti, Sr Director, Jewish Family Services
727-282-0391 | email@example.com
Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast
- Maxine Kaufman, Executive Director
727-333-3106 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tampa JCCs and Federation
- Alissa Fischel, Chief Development & Engagement Officer
813-769-4726 | email@example.com