Zach Blumenfeld to receive Young Leadership Award

“Make What You Do Matter.”
Zach Blumenfeld’s motto, speaks volumes about how he leads his life. His commitment to working to improve the lives of others are qualities we hold dear at the Jewish Federation of Madison, and we’re so glad he shares some of that dedication with us and our community. The Jewish Federation of Madison has a long tradition of recognizing future leadership potential. We’re proud to announce that Zach Blumenfeld will receive the Miriam Singer Sulman Young Leadership Award this year at the Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Madison on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 3:00 pm at the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Jewish Community Campus in Verona. Named in 1975 in memory of Miriam Singer Sulman, a much admired and dynamic young Jewish Federation of Madison leader, this award enables the recipient to attend the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly.

Zach Blumenfeld was born and raised in Madison with strong roots in the Jewish community. As a youth, he led the Temple Beth El Youth Group as President, before serving as a Regional Vice President for the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). He studied sports management and graduated from the University of Minnesota, although he is a die-hard Badger fan. Zach is a serial entrepreneur and currently works at SafetyNet, an innovation center focusing on financial wellness. Zach is also the founder of CultureCon, an organization with a mission to connect humans to inspire positive change around organizational culture, as well as a founder of numerous other startups.

Zach is a very active participant in the community. His involvement with the Jewish Federation of Madison includes serving on the board of directors, Singles, Professionals and Families Committee, Israel and Overseas Panel, and chair of Partnership2Gether (P2G). During his time as chair of P2G, he planned a variety of programs to strengthen our relationship with Israel, including a Reverse Birthright trip. In addition to his participation with the Jewish Federation of Madison, he serves on the board of Madison Memorial Youth Basketball and spent five years coaching youth basketball in the program. He is a board member of Raise The Standard (RTS), which helps steer high school youth towards a brighter future through mentorship and real-world education that aims to ignite new goals and passions. He was a candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year, where he helped raise over $133,000 during the 10-week campaign. Zach also volunteers with numerous organizations including StartingBlock, M List: Diversity & Inclusion Awards Committee, and Summit Credit Union.

In his spare time, Zach loves to travel the world and all things sports (Go Badgers!). You can find him on Twitter at @ZachBlum or on LinkedIn.

Join us to honor Zach and our other award recipients at the Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 17, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Goodman Jewish Community Campus
7762 County Route PD, Verona, WI
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