Jewish Nevada, a local nonprofit group dedicated to helping all people in a Jewish way, named Jennifer Sher chairwoman of its Women’s Philanthropy Division.
Sher has lived in Las Vegas since 2000 and has been involved with Jewish Nevada, which consists of community members and volunteer lay leadership, since 2014.
Sher was nominated onto Jewish Nevada’s Women’s Philanthropy Council after joining eight other Las Vegas women on her first Jewish Federations of North America Heart 2 Heart Mission to Israel.
The annual Heart 2 Heart mission gives participants an inside look at Israel, with specific focus on Israelis in business, government and the arts, and how Jewish Federations are working to improve life in Israeli communities.
While on the mission, participants are seeing firsthand how dollars raised here in Nevada are supporting programs and families in Israel. Heart 2 Heart 2019 will run in February.
“The trip is eye-opening to the work that Jewish Federations do around the world and how much impact we could have here locally,” Sher said.
Sher, Jewish Nevada’s Women’ Philanthropy Council vice chairwoman since 2016, said she will work to expand the organization’s breadth and depth in Nevada.
“I am looking forward to helping engage new women in our community — women who share our passion for making a difference and want to leave a positive impact in our wake,” said Sher, who will lead the 27 person council in successful programming and fundraising for all women in the community. “Successful fundraising is about finding people who believe in the same causes and then working together to make great things happen.”
In her new role, Sher will draw on leadership experience gained from serving on the board of trustees of Discovery Charter School, which has two Las Vegas Valley campuses, and running her own Las Vegas-based interior design company, Jennifer Sher Interior Design.
Sher and her husband Ivan, of The Ivan Sher Group, have three children.
Jewish Nevada uses a committee-led strategic allocations process to create a vibrant, thriving community. Those interested in making a donation in Jennifer Sher’s honor may visit http://www.jewishnevada.org/