SARASOTA, Fla. (January 18, 2018) – JFCS of the Suncoast legendary CEO Emeritus, Rose Chapman, recently announced her retirementeffective January 15, 2018. Chapman, who led the non-profit organization for 25 years, leaves a legacy of growing JFCS from its humble beginnings with a staff of three and $200,000 annual budget to today’s staff of 115 over 27 locations in six counties with an annual budget of more than $8.7 million.
Always with a watchful eye on providing community-based services to individuals and families that empower them to lead healthy, happy and sustainable lives, Chapman, along with her team of volunteers, Board members, staff and community partners were able to set a new standard in community outreach. Today, JFCS is a multi-faceted non-profit leader in community service, offering 26 programs in seven focal areas – youth, seniors, cancer support, Jewish healing, counseling, veterans and families. JFCS now serves 29,600 people each year.
“Rose’s impact on Sarasota and the Suncoast region embodies everything that is good amidst adversity,” said Steve Seidensticker, JFCS chairman of the board. “She led with grace and style and made a vision become reality by embracing the Suncoast community with care.”
“I am honored to have been able to serve, work with and be supported by so many people, staff, volunteers, Board members, organizations and family members,” said Chapman. “As we look to the future, I have full confidence that JFCS will continue to prosper and provide the needed support to the Suncoast community.”
A graduate of Queens College in Queens, N.Y., where she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master of Social Work from Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y., Chapman is married Bob Chapman, with who she has two sons.
Founded in 1985, JFCS is a fully accredited, community-based social service, non-profit organization serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Collier, Lee and DeSoto counties in Florida, with the goal of empowering people to lead healthy, happy and sustainable lives. JFCS serves more than 29,000 individuals each year through counseling, prevention, intervention, outreach, case management, basic life necessities, financial aid and life skills education programs on a secular, non-denominational basis. Its seven key focal areas include youth, seniors, cancer support, Jewish healing, counseling, veterans and families. For more information, visit www.jfcs-cares.org or call 941.366.2224.
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