Lehigh Valley leader to join national women’s board

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development and Operations
After decades of involvement with the Jewish Federation at the local level, Carol Bub Fromer has been invited and will be joining the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy Board.

The board is made up of 160 women from 63 Federations across North America. It helps to set the tone for the national agenda by engaging women at the highest levels of decision making.

Fromer will have the opportunity to engage in year-round education, travel and campaign training and have access to expert speakers and leaders throughout her eight-year term.

“We are so thrilled for Carol,” said Jeri Zimmerman, Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley executive director. “She has been a dedicated, passionate leader here in our community for so long, and it has been my pleasure to work with her and get to know her so well. I know she will bring a tremendous amount of value to the national board.”

Fromer is wrapping up her two-year term this month as president of our local Women’s Philanthropy. Prior to that, she served along with her husband Gary as campaign chair. She also previously participated in the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet.

“I am honored and humbled to be nominated for National Women’s Philanthropy,” Fromer said. “After the last several years being involved in campaign and then Women’s Philanthropy, I have had a chance to gather a deeper understanding of the forces and trends that are driving our community fundraising and engagement.” 

“This will be an awesome opportunity to celebrate some of our victories with a group of committed, motivated and like-minded women,” she continued. “It will also be a platform to gain insights and ideas on how to approach the challenges that we now face both locally and abroad, and I am hopeful that this opportunity will allow me the resources and experiences of others to help with the further success and future of our community.”