Gratitude has been — and always will be — Marcia Hazan’s guiding principle. Both in the Boardroom and in the community, Marcia approached every day of her 18 years on the JFS Board as a new opportunity to give back to the city she loves. A dedicated philanthropist and respected leader, Marcia generously invested her time and energy into addressing the urgent needs of her fellow San Diegans.
Over the years, Marcia was instrumental in expanding JFS programs for Jewish single parents and advocated for survivors of domestic violence and low-income older adults. She Co-Chaired the Behavioral Health Committee to support mental health awareness, envisioned new possibilities as part of the Strategic Planning Committee, and has recently joined the Center For Jewish Care task force. Her innovative approach, broad experience, and compassionate heart truly shaped San Diego — and JFS — into a better place for children, families, and older adults.
Following the example set by her parents, Pauline and Stan Foster, Marcia’s passion for giving back was inspired by their lifelong commitment to Tikkun Olam. A strong proponent of social justice, Marcia played an important role in influencing many new JFS initiatives that have created lasting change in our community.
Says Marcia, “People want to know they’re not invisible. During my time at JFS, I’ve seen every person at the agency serve our community with kindness, dignity, and integrity. It’s rare to find an organization that has such a ‘can do’ spirit and goes the extra mile to improve the lives of others. I’m grateful to have been a part of it.”