Bruce Goldsmith to depart JCA

July 12, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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After three years at the helm of JCA, and three successively productive annual fundraising campaigns, Bruce Goldsmith has decided to step down as CEO in order to pursue a new business endeavour.

Bruce Goldsmith

Through his tenure, Goldsmith helped JCA along its continuing journey of change, culminating in the introduction of JCA’s new donor-choice fundraising model which enables giving on a community-wide basis as well as to specific programs that donors connect with most. This significant change in JCA’s fundraising approach was a key element of the success of the recent and widely acclaimed Insight & Illumination2019 Fundraising Event.

Goldsmith has been passionate about community and the relationships that are forged through JCA’s network of constituent organisations. He is particularly proud of the success of the third annual fundraising event under his leadership – Insight & Illumination. Goldsmith said, “The spirit of the community was palpable on the night and it is that aspect of my tenure that has been one of the greatest rewards of being a part of JCA.”

On behalf of the organisation’s Executive Committee, JCA President Stephen Chipkin, commended Goldsmith, saying, “Bruce has led with maturity, integrity and passion on behalf of JCA’s member organisations and always with the best interest of this community at heart.”

Stepping into the role of Acting CEO is JCA’s Chief Operating Officer, Alain Hasson, who will work with Goldsmith to ensure a seamless transition over the coming months. With six years’ experience at JCA, Hasson has served on a number of JCA Committees – Building & Capital, Planning, Status, and Allocations – where he has worked closely with community leaders, JCA member organisations, key stakeholders, and major donors. He brings invaluable experience to his new role as a next-generation leader for JCA and the local Jewish community.


2 Responses to “Bruce Goldsmith to depart JCA”
  1. Bruce H Goldsmith says:

    Thanks Henry – it’s been a pleasure.

  2. Henry Wirth says:

    Terribly sad to see Bruce depart after such a short tenure.

    Its been a pleasure working with him; wishing you all the best for the future.

    Henry Wirth
    Chairman, B’nai B’rith Retirement Villages

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