The Fineshriber Family Foundation was founded in 2006 and has awarded grants totaling more than $10.2 million. Our mission is to support nonprofit organizations that meet the critical needs of children and families through innovative solutions with a focus on advancing equity and social justice.
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Marcia Antopol has been a nonprofit community organizer, program developer, agency executive, and leader in philanthropy for over 50 years. Her career has emphasized services and social justice advocacy for vulnerable women, children, and families. As a nonprofit executive, she focused on immigrant rights, grassroots service development, and women’s empowerment in the areas of domestic violence and access to child care.
In philanthropy, she was responsible for broad-based grant-making at United Way organizations in New Haven, CT, and Los Angeles; the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation in Los Angeles; and organizing and creating grant strategies and platforms for the Everychild Foundation and the Change a Life Foundation among others. In these roles, she taught generations of board members and volunteers how to evaluate nonprofit organizations and program proposals and to make sound decisions about fund distribution. With many years on both sides of the field, Marcia focused on building partnerships between foundations and grantees. Her work in philanthropy inspired Ruth Fineshriber to establish the foundation under her leadership to advance a legacy of advocacy and service.
Jeff Moskin, the son of Ruth Moskin Fineshriber, has served on the foundation’s board since inception and has largely been responsible for maintaining the fund’s corpus. He keenly feels the commandment of Tikkun Olam, to repair the world. The family motto of Jeff and his wife, Marcia Antopol, has always been to “live modestly and give generously.” That inspired Ruth to establish a family foundation in their care and pass along their values to subsequent generations. A retired electronics engineer, Jeff has served in many volunteer positions and on several nonprofit boards.
Beth Tigay has extensive experience in nonprofit management and education. A passionate advocate for youth and their families, Beth became a nonprofit leader in organizations focused on the empowerment of adolescents after two decades as an educator in Los Angeles. Beth has a degree in English from UCLA and holds an MBA from American Jewish University’s Graduate School of Nonprofit Management.
Fineshriber Family Foundation is governed by a rotating board of family members honoring the legacy and wishes of founder Ruth Moskin Fineshriber. Additional family members vote on grants based on their interests and expertise. The Foundation also benefits from collaborations with philanthropic and nonprofit advisors in the greater Los Angeles area.
For more information please contact Beth Tigay