Pamela Kanfer
Director, Chair
For more than 40 years at The Lippman School, Pam Kanfer has held numerous lay and professional positions, including school director, general studies and Hebrew teacher, board president and currently educational therapist. As a Dyslexia Specialist, she also maintains a private practice. She is former … Read More →

Ketti Zigdon
Director, Vice Chair
Ketti Zigdon, nee Kanfer, is a stay at home mom, caring for her children and running her household. She studied baking and pastry arts at the Jerusalem School of Culinary Arts after earning her BA in Judaic Studies from Stern College of Yeshiva University with … Read More →

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Joseph Kanfer
Joe Kanfer is Chair and Venturer of GOJO Industries. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, GOJO is a world leader in the field of hygiene and skin care products for institutional markets and known as the inventor of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer. Joe is also a venture investor … Read More →

Marcella Kanfer Rolnick focuses on creating meaning and value every day through her diverse family enterprise – which includes GOJO, maker of PURELL® brand solutions including America’s #1 hand sanitizer, and an array of ventures and philanthropic foundations. And she is deeply involved in her communities and her family. … Read More →

Mamie Kanfer Stewart
Mamie Kanfer Stewart is Founder of Meeteor, a coaching and training firm focused on building healthy, high performing teams with a special emphasis on productive meetings. Mamie is the author of Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings and host of The Modern Manager podcast… Read More →

Jaron Kanfer
Jaron Kanfer is the co-founder and CEO of UNKNWN Miami, which he owns with partner LeBron James. Jaron’s first foray into fashion began in college where he started Blessed Label, a t-shirt and outwear line in Northeastern Ohio.… Read More →

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Joshua N.K. Rolnick
Josh Rolnick’s debut short story collection, Pulp and Paper, won the 2011 John Simmons Short Fiction Award, selected by Yiyun Li. His short stories have also won the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize and the Florida Review Editor’s Choice Prize. They have been published in Harvard Review, Western Humanities Review, … Read More →

R. Justin Stewart
R. Justin Stewart is a real estate developer who recently launched Blue Cube Properties in Brooklyn, NY, to rehabilitate and convert into rentals existing buildings. He also works as the Property/Construction manager for the family’s NY properties … Read More →

Donny Zigdon
An entrepreneur, Donny is currently the Managing Principal at One Above Enterprise, formed and funded to purchase and operate a Northeast Ohio business. Donny is also an active board member and a partner at Lake City Plating, after years of serving as the controller … Read More →

Sara Ferne Kanfer
Sara Ferne Kanfer is the Director of E-commerce for She has worked in the retail industry since she was 17 years old and has experience in Personal Shopping at Bergdorf Goodman and Reformation, both located in New York City. She has also worked in celebrity Public Relations … Read More →

Founding Directors
In 1966, Jerome Lippman (1913-2005) – known as Jerry to his friends, employees, and customers, and as “Grandpa Jerry” to the current generation of Kanfer family members – and Goldie Lippman (1911-1972) established the Jerome Lippman Family Foundation, later renamed Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation. Jerry and Goldie were committed to Jewish life and social justice … Read More →


Valerie Rosenberg
Chief of Staff, Board Secretary
Valerie loves to solve problems and takes efficiency very seriously, but she would never let either of these qualities diminish her sense of humor. She joined the Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation from the New York City Housing Authority and the Fund for Public Housing, where she focused on bringing strategic investments to public housing communities. … Read More →