Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles has appointed Sanford “Sandy” Sigal as the organization’s new board president.
Sigal brings a wealth of experience and leadership skills to the role, having been a member of the board for nearly 20 years. As a child, he attended Camp Bob Waldorf, an overnight camp owned and operated by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, which he credits for teaching him the value of mentorship and inclusivity, and a love of camping, horseback riding, teamwork and leadership. Sigal has demonstrated a commitment to the organization’s mission of providing mentorship, camp, college and teen support to youth in need, and is dedicated to helping make a positive impact in the Los Angeles community.
“We are thrilled to have Sandy take on this important role as our new board president,” said Cari Uslan, CEO of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. “His passion, personal connection and dedication to our organization will be invaluable as we continue to grow and serve more youth in need.”
“It is an incredible honor to be named president of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters,” Sigal said. “When I was 7 years old and my mom needed a place for her young son to be nurtured in a positive environment, with positive role models, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters found me a home in Camp Bob Waldorf. To be involved with the organization that changed my life over 50 years ago and help lead it today is the honor of a lifetime. This organization has an amazing mix of great and meaningful impact, and an incredible professional team that achieves great return on investment for our community’s youth.”
Sigal has been involved with the organization for nearly 30 years, serving on the board of the foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, co-chairing their dinner and family day committee, and serving on the board of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 15 years. He was also honored as the first recipient of the William Shatner Humanitarian Award for his service on behalf of the organization. Sigal serves on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Stephen Wise Temple, and was former chair of the Real Estate Principals Organization, a Jewish Federation group dedicated to giving and mentoring. He is also an active participant in the Community Leadership Institute, which is dedicated to mentoring young leaders in professional, personal and spiritual development.
Founded in 1915, JBBBSLA enriches the lives of children through youth mentoring programs, Camp Bob Waldorf, College Access + Success and the Teen Talk App. For information, visit jbbbsla.org.
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