On Saturday, Nov. 18, Doug Wertheimer and Jim Lintott hosted a special celebration honoring the enduring legacy of former JSA CEO Rachel Kaganoff Stern at The Andaz West Hollywood in California. Supporters joining the celebration included friends, family, colleagues, and board members. The program featured:
A speech from Rachel's lifelong best friend and JSA Trustee, Helen Bennett
Special remarks from Rachel, Board President Vivian Tsai, and Board Member Gabriel Stempinski
Passing the baton to newly appointed JSA CEO, Jodi Wiseley
It was a time to recognize Rachel's tremendous contributions to JSA as a student member, resident advisor, donor, board member, parent, and CEO. Rachel guided JSA through one of the most challenging periods in our history, steering JSA through a global pandemic while overseeing a reimagination of JSA to include virtual and hybrid programming, organizational rebrand and website redesign, and recruiting new talent and leadership to JSA. The event concluded with music and dancing, laughter, and catching up with dear friends.