JWF Welcomes Sigal Hemy as New Director

Entering its twentieth year of grantmaking, the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit advances social change by expanding opportunities for Jewish women, their families, and community. The Foundation, which empowers its Trustees as advocates, leaders, and philanthropists, has awarded over $3.5 million in grants since its inception in 1999.

JWF is pleased to welcome Sigal Hemy as its new director. In this role, Sigal will oversee the execution of the Foundation’s grants program and partner with the trustees to set the organization’s strategic course. “We are excited to have Sigal as a partner in JWF’s grantmaking and look forward to growing in our mission and impact together.” says Debra Singer, JWF chairperson.

Sigal comes to JWF from her role as program officer with the Erb Family Foundation, where she managed a $3.6 million grants portfolio and learned best practices in working with both trustees and grant partners. An MBA graduate from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Sigal has worked in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector for over 10 years.

“I’m happy to be working with the amazing women of the JWF board on their philanthropy and look forward to deepening my roots in Detroit’s Jewish community,” says Sigal. “To be in touch, please email me at hemy@jfmd.org.”

The JWF is currently reviewing all open grants and will announce details for its 2021 grants cycle in December.