Please join us in welcoming our new JCamp 180 Director, Sarah Eisinger. Sarah is excited to continue to work with you, our affiliated camps and partners in the field of Jewish camp, to enhance and sustain the effectiveness of nonprofit Jewish summer camps throughout North America.
Sarah joins HGF with more than twenty years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. And she is a proud former camper, counselor, and Program Director at Camp Interlaken JCC in Eagle River, Wisconsin, so she knows the magic and lasting impact you create for campers every summer.
"Jewish camp was the most formative Jewish experience for me, and I am so lucky to be able to apply my work experience in the nonprofit sector to a part of my life that I cherish,” said Eisinger. “I look forward to collaborating with the HGF staff and the JCamp 180 camps to build on the successes of the program."
Sarah started her career in philanthropy at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and went on to hold roles in the economic development field. Throughout her career, she has consulted, trained, and coached hundreds of nonprofits across the US and Canada and has developed a specialty in nonprofit facilities – most recently as Vice President of Real Estate at MassDevelopment. She has also co-authored a new book on the subject, Shared Space and the New Nonprofit Workplace. Sarah’s real estate work has touched all aspects of organizational development, including fundraising, program development, and governance.
Sarah replaces Mark Gold, who is retiring after serving as Director since 2011. Under Mark’s leadership, JCamp 180 has worked with our affiliate camps to make an incredible impact on the field of Jewish Camp. The staff and board members of JCamp 180 affiliated camps leveraged our matching grant programs to collectively raise nearly $35 Million and collected $50 Million of Legacy Letters of Intent (LOIs) during Mark’s 8-year tenure. We’ve welcomed 33 new camps during this period and grew the annual conference from 1 day to 2 days and from 250 to more than 425 attendees each year. And JCamp 180 has added 5 new professional development programs for Board members and Camp Senior staff since 2011. We thank Mark for his dedicated service, and we are lucky that he is not going far for the time being; Mark will continue to have a role with the JCamp 180 conference and as a Mentor for a few camps.
Sarah looks forward to meeting you at the JCamp 180 Annual Conference in October and working with you to continue to build on this foundation of success at Jewish Camps.
“We’re fortunate to have an individual of Sarah’s background and skills join our Foundation leadership team in this important role,” said Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, the President of the HGF Board of Trustees. “We look forward to having her expand on JCamp 180’s 15-year tradition of providing support to Jewish camping throughout North America.”
Who we are: JCamp 180 is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF). Our goal is to significantly enhance the long-term effectiveness of nonprofit Jewish camps in North America. To meet this goal, we provide affiliated Jewish camps with consulting services, annual conferences, shared resources, professional development, and matching grant opportunities. Find more at www.jcamp180.org.