Michael Siegal Elected New Chair of Jewish Federation of Cleveland; Additional Officers Elected

June 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Posted in Press Releases | Leave a comment
Tags: , ,

Michael Siegal, a devoted Cleveland corporate and civic leader, was elected board chair of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland at its May 26, 2010, meeting of the Board of Trustees.  He is the 27th board chair of the 107-year-old organization.  Also named as officers were Vice Chairs Reneé Chelm, Jeffrey M. Kahn, Keith Libman, Betty Rosskamm and Judy Klein Willensky; Treasurer J. David Heller and Associate Treasurer Randall J. Korach.

Siegal, chairman and CEO of Olympic Steel, Inc., and a national expert in the steel industry, serves on several boards including the Development Corporation for Israel, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Metals Service Center Institute.

At the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, he chaired and served on several committees including the Executive Committee, and was a vice chair of the Board of Trustees.  In 1989, Siegal received the Edwin M. Weiner Young Campaigner of the Year Award for his leadership.  Most recently, he served as chair of the Federation’s 2009 and 2010 Campaigns for Jewish Needs, which raised a total of over $56.5 million during his two-year term.

In his first remarks as board chair Siegal said, “This community has great resources in what has been tapped and what is untapped.  We feel a responsibility to this ongoing viable community….We will go from strength to strength.”  He concluded with, “I am thrilled, scared and humbled to lead the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.”

Siegal and his wife, Anita, reside in Gates Mills and have three adult children.

The Federation, one of Ohio’s largest fundraising and grantmaking organizations, works in partnership with a network of 15 local agencies and 4 international partners to provide social service, educational and humanitarian programs that support Cleveland and worldwide Jewish and general communities.  Federation activities are made possible by the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, supporting foundations, philanthropic and endowment funds, and the Centennial Initiative.  Central to its values is a community based on the Jewish concept of tzedakah – righteousness, charity and social justice.


Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: