More than 170 colleagues, friends and family came out to recognize and thank Doreen Fundiller-Zweig for 18 years of service to the Jewish community as president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Foundation in West Hartford.
“Doreen always understood that her principal job was to serve the community,” past Foundation chair Tom Divine, a long-time friend of Fundiller-Zweig, told those gathered. “That meant putting the needs of the community and its various institutional arms ahead of her own. This Jewish community has been immeasurably enriched by your presence, and we are so very, very grateful.”
Fundiller-Zweig attributed much of her success to the support of the community. “I have learned so much from working with donors and volunteers. They helped to form me as a leader. A leader has integrity and is morally and ethically sound. A leader is someone who stands for something, and is prepared to lead the way even in the face of opposition. This makes me think of Moses. While he was the one chosen to lead the Jewish people out of Egypt, he depended on the help of others to carry out his mission.”