RESEDA, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Jewish Home is pleased to announce the appointment of fundraising veteran Ira Schreck to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Jewish Home Foundation.
"I am happy to join the Jewish Home team as we face the challenges of caring for a rapidly growing senior population," said Schreck. "I look forward to my work with the board, staff, volunteers, and residents to further the Home's mission of providing exceptional care for our community's seniors. Los Angeles is blessed to have a visionary Jewish Home that continues to expand and adapt to meet the needs of our community. To be part of such an organization is a privilege."
An experienced fundraising professional, Schreck recently was the principal of Schreck & Associates, a non-profit consulting company. Prior to establishing Schreck & Associates in 1995, he served for twelve years as Vice President for Development at the University of Judaism (now the American Jewish University) in Los Angeles, and six years as Director of Israel Bonds in Boston, Massachusetts. Schreck has served on the boards of such non-profit organizations as Brandeis-Bardin Institute, Los Angeles Hebrew High School, and the Wildwood School. He is currently a lecturer in the MBA program at the American Jewish University. Schreck earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from City College of New York.
Schreck has experience in all areas of annual and capital campaign management, with special emphasis in the areas of campaign analysis and design, staff management, board and leadership development and training, and major gift fundraising for building fund and endowment campaigns. "Ira brings great energy and terrific ideas, as well as impressive fundraising experience in the nonprofit and Jewish communities," said Michael Heslov, chair of the Home's board of directors. "We're looking for him to develop and implement new and creative ways to reinvigorate our annual giving campaign, while working on other fundraising initiatives."
Founded in 1912, the Los Angeles Jewish Home is one of the foremost multi-level senior living communities in the United States and the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles. In total, the Home annually serves more than 1,700 seniors through our extraordinary continuum of services. Each year, more than 1,200 women and men are cared for in-residence on two village campuses, with services including independent living accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitative care, acute psychiatric care, and Alzheimer's disease and dementia care. Another 500 seniors are served through the Home's community-based programs, which includes Skirball Hospice and community clinics. The Home is a nonprofit organization that relies upon donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to continue its remarkable work. Further information regarding the Home can be found online at www.jha.org or by calling (818) 757-4407.
SOURCE Los Angeles Jewish Home