The Challah for Hunger Alumni Giving Circle is a group of alumni who will collectively give 1-3 grants to non-profits fighting hunger in local communities. The Alumni Giving Circle will accept nominations from Challah for Hunger alumni, selecting 3-5 semifinalists to research and finally selecting 1-3 grant recipients.
This July, we welcome five new board members to the Challah for Hunger Board of Directors: Jordan and Rachel, student representatives from Stanford and Binghamton, two of our strongest chapters, Caryn, co-founder and alumna of the UCLA chapter, and Michael and Neena, friends of the organization that bring financial and marketing expertise!
82 days until the 2016 Challah for Hunger Leadership Summit! We have quite the conference planned for this year. Students from across the country, alumni, friends from MAZON, West Chester University, Montgomery Community County College, OneTable and more are all coming together for three days of knowledge sharing, advocacy, networking, and of course, challah baking!
Sarah Glickstein is an alumna of CfH at Lehigh University. She recently joined the Schusterman Foundation in Washington D.C. as the Program Assistant. Sarah shares some of her insight from her experience with CfH, the best advice she ever received, and what she is looking forward to in her new position.
‘“Find your mentors and your gatekeepers.”’ I began connecting with mentors in my teenage years, keeping in touch with teachers and youth group advisors beyond high school. I truly value those who have been mentors and gatekeepers in my life thus far, and I know that I will continue to foster these relationships within the Schusterman network.”
Kate Belza is an alumna of CFH and one of the co-founders of the UVA chapter. She currently works as as Program Associate at the Schusterman Family Foundation, in the Atlanta office. Kate recently co-led a Challah for Hunger alumni giving circle (her second year in a row!) and shares her experience as well as her thoughts on giving.
“Through leading the circle, I went from a consumer to a creator of the experience. I created a space for enlivening conversation, I led others to explore their own values when it comes to philanthropy and I crafted an experience that left Challah for Hunger alumni excited to do it again next year.”
Congratulations to our new Board Chair, Liz Smulian! Liz is an alumna from CfH at Emory University with a degree in Public Health. She is extremely passionate about challah, health and how the two of them together have helped shape her identity:
“I can say without pause that Challah for Hunger shaped who I am today and helped springboard me into my current career in public health. I gravitated towards public health midway through college to pursue what I loved about being an activist at the challah sales table.”
Hello Challahverse, my name is Nathan Landay and I am excited to be the guest blogger of the week. I first encountered CfH on a college tour and sought out this “nifty” social justice/baking organization when I entered Occidental College as a first year.
I had the opportunity to start the 41st chapter (we now have over 80!) with fellow dedicated campus leaders. The highlight of my time at CfH as an undergrad was watching a new community form over the course of four years with individuals from all corners of campus who came together to help bake a difference.
I made friends with peers I otherwise would not have known while growing as a leader and developing my understanding of tikkun olam or repair the world. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to pay it forward and help create these amazing experiences for students as the new LA Program Associate.
Now that the CfH Alumni Campaign is up and running, we’re excited to share a spotlight with you! Bianca Pasternack is an alumna from Vassar College. She designed mouthwatering and creative fliers for her chapter and continues to share her creative talents as our go-to graphic designer!
If you’re an alum and want to be featured, tell us what you’ve been up to by filling out this form!
Liz and Nick, two of our CfH alums hosted their first Alumni Event in Atlanta, GA. The event brought together new and old alumni to express their creative sides with a challah cover crafting activity! The afternoon was fun, messy and allowed alumni to make something beautiful together and take it home.
Do you want to host an event of your own? Contact Loren at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Did you know that 1 in 6 people in America face hunger?
In an effort to decrease the number of hungry Americans, the Challah for Hunger Alumni Giving Circle, a group of CfH alumni, are teaming up to give 2-3 grants of up to $5,000 to local non-profits fighting hunger.
The Alumni Giving Circle will accept nominations from Challah for Hunger alumni, selecting 3-5 semifinalists to research and finally selecting the 2-3 grant recipients. If you’re involved with or know of a local non-profit that is fighting hunger, now is your chance to support their work.
To nominate, you must be a CfH alum. The organization must be a registered 501(c)3 with a focus on hunger. You may nominate up to 3 organizations, each with separate forms. The process will close on July 31st at midnight PST.