In 1998, three Jewish leaders, Harold Greenberg, Robert Morris, and Rabbi William Berkowitz, founded the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) envisioning that it would become the focal point of Jewish philanthropy for the Greater Prescott area. Over the past twenty years, that dream has become a reality.
Because of the growth of the Foundation’s many programs and initiatives, the Board of Trustees began a search for an Executive Director in the Spring of 2018. On August 5, 2018 search committee chairman, David Hess, M.D. announced the appointment of Christine Resnick as the new Executive Director of the Jewish Community Foundation. Hess stated: “Christine was the obvious choice for our organization. Christine is a long-term resident of Prescott, has served on the Board of Trustees for seven years, and has served for several years on the Grants Committee. I have the utmost confidence that Christine will serve admirably as our first Executive Director.”
Christine is a first-generation immigrant from the Philippines who, at the age of two, moved to Seattle with her parents. Christine and her two brothers grew up in the Seattle area, where her mom and dad found employment with the Boeing Company. Christine attended Western Washington University where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. Next, she became a licensed CPA and then spent ten years in various positions including a Senior Accountant at the Seattle Times and a controller for a software development company.
Christine and her husband, Dr. Bill Resnick, have lived in Prescott for the past sixteen years and have two teenaged children. Christine is known by many in the community for her volunteer efforts on behalf of our schools, where she has served on the Board at Primavera School, the Boosters at BASIS, PTO Treasurer at Granite Mountain School, and PTSA Hospitality Chair at Mile High Middle School. In addition, Christine’s volunteer efforts have assisted countless Special Ed students and most recently she has helped students at Mile High Middle School obtain credits for classes those students had previously failed.
When asked about the appointment of Resnick to the position of Executive Director, JCF Chairman Emeritus, Harold Greenberg, said: “Christine is a story of the American dream. She came here as a child, applied herself, and has become a respected professional known for her generosity and her passion for the youth in our community. For the past seven years I have observed Christine as she has taken a leadership role in many of the Jewish Foundation’s ongoing programs and initiatives. She possesses a unique set of skills that will serve the Foundation well as we expand our efforts in the community.”