Retirement

CEO of Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee to Retire in 2021

Howard Tevlowitz has been the federation's CEO for more than 20 years.

By Staff November 11, 2020

Howard Tevlowitz

Howard Tevlowitz

Howard Tevlowitz, CEO of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee (JFSM) for more than 20 years, has announced plans to retire as of Dec. 31, 2021. Tevlowitz has spent his career working in Jewish federations in Long Beach, CA; Philadelphia, PA; and Minneapolis, MN.  Tevlowitz's accomplishments at JFSM include the re-envisioning of the federation’s 33-acre Larry & Mary Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life, for which an ongoing capital campaign so far has successfully raised $15.4 million; establishing a "Life & Legacy" community-wide endowment campaign that has secured more than $20 million in legacy gifts for 11 area Jewish institutions; creating a security infrastructure to ensure the safety of the Jewish community, including the hiring of the organization’s first community security director; establishing relationships and partnerships with educational, faith-based and arts organizations throughout the community; and bringing financial stability to the federation through strong financial leadership and diversified revenue streams.

The federation has initiated a national search for Tevlowitz's successor, led by federation board chair Dr. Joel Morganroth and vice-chair Patti Wertheimer, as well as Veronica Brady, Randon Carvel, David Millstone, Mike Ritter, Wayne Ruben and Rabbi Jennifer Singer. 

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