Margo Pernick is Executive Director of The Jewish Fund in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. With assets of over $64 million and an annual grantmaking budget of approximately $3 million, Ms. Pernick works in partnership with a 36 member board of directors to set the direction and grantmaking strategy for supporting non-profit organizations in the health and human service fields in the metropolitan Detroit area.
Prior to beginning her service with The Jewish Fund in 2008, Ms. Pernick was a program officer at the Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan, serving on the health and human service teams for three years. In the sixteen years prior to her Kresge employment, Ms. Pernick worked for the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit. There she developed and managed programs in the areas of early childhood education, special needs inclusion, cultural arts and Jewish education, marketing and fundraising. She served for ten years as the assistant executive director for the JCC during that time period.
Earlier in her professional career, Ms. Pernick held positions in child welfare agencies in Detroit in the areas of foster care, adoption and child abuse prevention. She also served as program director for Hillel at The University of Michigan. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Social Work degree from Wayne State University.
Ms. Pernick serves as a trustee of the Council of Michigan Foundations and Learning to Give. Her prior board membership includes the Detroit College Promise, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit and Temple Kol Ami. She is married and the mother of three daughters and is proud to be a Detroiter.
Coordinator, Teen Board
Martha Goldberg has joined The Jewish Fund as the Coordinator of the Teen Foundation Board. The Teen Foundation Board is a new initiative, seeking to develop teens as “philanthropists” and engage them in hands-on grantmaking which supports the mission of The Jewish Fund.
Ms. Goldberg has been working within Jewish community organizations since 1997, and brings experience in program planning, fundraising, committee work, evaluation, and outreach. She began her career at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, where she worked for 10 years coordinating and supervising programs in the area of children, youth and camping, early childhood education, and interfaith outreach. Since returning to Michigan, she has held positions in the Women’s Department of The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and at Congregation Shaarey Zedek.
Ms. Goldberg holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Ohio State University. She and her husband are the proud parents of a son and two daughters.
Grants Managment Coordinator
Kristin Moskovitz joined The Jewish Fund as Grants Management Coordinator in September 2017. Ms. Moskovitz is the primary point of contact for applicants and grantees in the grant request and management process and is happy to assist with any questions or concerns.
Prior to joining The Jewish Fund staff, Ms. Moskovitz spent 15 years at the College for Creative Studies, serving as Director of Financial Aid for 13 years. Previous to CCS, Ms. Moskovitz worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Michigan Political Leadership Program in Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy & Social Research.
Ms. Moskovitz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Relations from Michigan State University. She and her husband Avi have two daughters.
Facilitator for The Jewish Fund Teen Board – Year 2
Lauren is so excited to serve as the facilitator for The Jewish Fund Teen Board – Year 2. Having been connected to the Detroit Jewish community herself growing up, she loves every opportunity she can to stay engaged.
She graduated with her Masters of Social Work this past spring from the University of Michigan, and spent her summer as one of the social workers at Tamarack Camps.
She is now a School Social Worker at Dearborn High School. Lauren loves camping, traveling, and watching Friends.