BOARD

Pamela Kanfer
Chair
For more than 36 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
Secretary
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
Founding Director
Joe Kanfer is Chairman and CEO 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
Director
Marcella Kanfer Rolnick focuses on creating meaning and value every day through her diverse family enterprise – which includes GOJO, inventor of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, and an array of early-stage ventures and philanthropic foundations. Marcella is Vice Chair of GOJO with a focus on championing sustainability, innovation, and organizational effectiveness. … Read More →

Mamie Kanfer Stewart
Director
Mamie Kanfer Stewart is the Founder & CEO of Starling, an early stage venture that combines a unique methodology developed and used by GOJO, inventor of PURELL®, America’s #1 Hand Sanitizer, with the ease of cloud technology and human-centered design. Starling’s products enable individuals, teams and organizations to work smarter … Read More →

Jaron Kanfer
Director
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 →

Joshua N.K. Rolnick
Director
Josh Rolnick’s debut short story collection, Pulp and Paper, won the 2011 John Simmons Short Fiction Award, selected by Yiyun Li. His 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, Bellingham … Read More →

R. Justin Stewart
Director
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
Director
An entrepreneur, Donny is currently the controller and partner at Lake City Plating. Lake City Plating is a trusted leader in the metal finishing industry, proudly serving America’s leading manufacturers in a seven-state region surrounding their facilities in Northeast Ohio. … Read More →

Sarah Ferne Kanfer
Director
Sara Ferne Kanfer is the Director of E-commerce for UNKNWN.com. 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 →

JEROME & GOLDIE LIPPMAN Z”L
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 →

STAFF

Dara Weinerman Steinberg
Executive Director
Dara joined the Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation as its first non-family staff member in December 2009. Over the next several years, she guided the organization through a strategic planning process and subsequent launch … Read More →

Holly Jones
Coordinator of Administration
Bio coming soon…Read More →