Sheila Potiker Endowment Leadership Award


In 2014, in conjunction with the relaunch of the Endowment Leadership Institute (ELI) program, the Sheila Potiker Endowment Leadership Award was created.  The award, established by the Potiker family, honors the memory of Sheila Potiker and her contributions to the ELI program, her leadership at the Jewish Community Foundation, and the deep and meaningful way she changed the San Diego Jewish community for the better.  Sheila was chair of the Foundation when the ELI program was developed.

Each year, two participating ELI organizations that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to their Create a Jewish Legacy endowment building programs receive the Sheila Potiker Endowment Leadership Award.  A $3,600 grant accompanies each award, designated for professional development, donor recognition or other endowment building efforts.

Click here to read the Press Release congratulating the recipients of the most recent Sheila Potiker Endowment Leadership Award.

2015 Award Recipients

Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School      Tifereth Israel Synagogue
Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School      Tifereth Israel Synagogue


2014 Award Recipients

Beth Jacob SPELA small      Hillel SPELA small
Beth Jacob Congregation                          Hillel of San Diego