Today we are honored to spotlight Randi Morkisz, this year’s recipient of The Judith & Daniel Kantor Professional Service Award, which will be presented next Wednesday evening, September 20 at Federation’s Kickoff Event at UB Center for the Arts.
Established in 2017, The Judith & Daniel Kantor Professional Service Award honors a Jewish professional who exemplifies the highest level of dedication to Jewish professional leadership and has a deep commitment to both strengthening their organization and to contributing to a thriving Jewish Buffalo, much like Judy and Danny Kantor, who as a professional team made significant contributions to the Jewish people and institutions of Western New York.
Randi Morkisz, who has been an integral part of the Buffalo Jewish Federation team for 25 years, serving primarily in roles associated with the Campaign for Jewish Buffalo and most recently was the agency’s Assistant Executive Director. “Randi is a cherished and admired colleague who has developed and maintained deep relationships with many of our community’s most dedicated supporters,” reflects Rob Goldberg, Federation’s CEO. “I know that in many other Jewish communities of our size annual campaigns have dwindled,” he added, “yet here in Buffalo, despite our changing demographics, the Campaign for Jewish Buffalo has remained strong due in large measure to Randi’s passionate leadership.” In July, Randi transitioned to a part-time role and now serves as the Federation’s Major Gifts Officer. Randi and her husband Gerry are the proud parents of two adult children and two grandchildren.
Please join us on September 20 as we honor Randi and celebrate Jewish Buffalo in all its rich diversity, as well as Gary Greenfield, the recipient of The Nathan Benderson Community Service Award. There is still time to register for the biggest party of the year. Visit buffalojewishfederation.org/kickoff today!