SAN FRANCISCO (January 31, 2021) – Paul Geduldig, CEO of the JCCSF announced two new
additions to its executive leadership, with the appointment of Larissa Siegel Solomon as Chief
Development Officer, following the recent hire of Katie Quinn as Chief Program Officer, Family
Life. Solomon and Quinn both bring a proven track record of leadership and strategic thinking
for Bay Area Jewish organizations to their new roles at the JCCSF. Solomon will spearhead the
JCCSF’s fundraising efforts, which enables a sustainable resource for the JCCSF’s dynamic
community programming, while providing opportunities for growth. As Chief Program Officer,
Family Life, Quinn leads the JCCSF’s programs and experiences for kids as young as six months,
all the way through high school.

“The JCCSF has remained a vital resource throughout the last two years, adapting to the
evolving needs of our patrons—from our family programming and preschools, to the fitness
center and Arts & Ideas events,” says Geduldig. “We are thrilled to have grown with the
appointment of two exceptional women leaders, as we work together to build on the JCCSF’s
legacy in San Francisco, and cultivate connections for a more vibrant community through
discovery, well-being and purpose.”

As a fifth generation San Francisco Bay Area native, Larissa Siegel Solomon has deep roots in
both the Jewish and local nonprofit communities. Most recently, she served as the Associate
Director, Western Region, for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), a human rights
organization that works to end poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to
AJWS, Larissa made an impact in several other influential roles: Director of Development at Aim
High, an academic enrichment program for low-income, under-served youth; Senior
Development officer at the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation; Director of New
Generations at the New Israel Fund; and Founding Director of the Young Adult Programs at
Temple Emanu-El.

With a heart for creating meaningful experiences for teens, Larissa is a former Camp Tawonga
board member and currently sits on Camp Tawonga’s Buildings and Grounds Committee. She
also serves on the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Leadership Awards Selection Committee and on
Northwestern University’s Alumni Admission Council.

“The JCCSF has long been a hub for innovative and meaningful programming. I am honored to
lead the hard-working team that ensures the JCCSF can deepen its mission, through cultivating
current donors as well as the next generation of supporters,” says Solomon.

Joining the JCCSF at the end of 2021, Katie Quinn previously acted as the Chief Operating Officer at The Kitchen, expanding the staff and scaling the organization to meet the demands of a
growing community. Katie focused on growing the business functions of the organization to
match its expansive vision. Before that she spent seven years as the Associate Director at Camp
Tawonga where she hired, trained and managed a staff of more than 200, led the camp’s
accreditation process, innovated new programs, and inspired staff to create magical experiences
for campers every summer. Katie has a dual masters degree from Brandeis University in Jewish
Studies and Jewish Professional Leadership, and a Bachelor of History from the University of

“I know firsthand the importance that JCCSF programs can have in the lives of the families in our
community and beyond,” adds Quinn. “The JCCSF provides a space for children to learn, play
and grow, and I’m excited to be a part of this essential institution, as we continue to find new
ways to connect at the JCCSF and around the City.”

About the JCCSF

Urban and inclusive, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco enriches, educates, and
celebrates this vibrant City and its people. The JCCSF explores Jewish culture and traditions as a
pathway for joyful, meaningful living. In creating a community that welcomes everyone, the
JCCSF uses the power of gathering together to share, inspire, support and restore.

Through an array of in-person and online programs and experiences, audiences can enjoy an appearance by renowned performers and cultural icons, as well as to spirited holiday celebrations, and interactive pop-ups inspired by Jewish culture. The Fitness Center supports wellness through exceptional trainers and a daily lineup of classes including yoga, Pilates, and tai chi. Preschoolers discover the vital early love of learning at one of the three exceptional schools, and year-round, the JCCSF enriches the lives of youngsters of all ages and whole families.

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