We are so honored and excited to embark on the next two years alongside our board, the Young Men’s Division, and Women’s Division to lead The Guardians. As we follow in the footsteps of Jeff and Larry, we are committed to continuing the goals set forth by them. Their focus on increasing membership, which has almost doubled since they began in 2017, has been pivotal in the longevity and growth of our beloved Guardians.
In addition to our commitment to the goals set before our tenure, we have a clear vision of our next two years. Our first big task was shifting the calendar and making our biennial Real Estate Event an annual event. We are moving the event to March 5th, 2020 and will follow with Poker in May, Golf in August and the triumphant return of our Comedy Night in the Fall. We think this new calendar will ensure steady engagement for all members, increased opportunities for giving and a broader reach to even more of our Los Angeles community.
We are also passionate about creating opportunities for our members and prospective members to grow with The Guardians. As one of Los Angeles’ oldest and most successful philanthropic groups, we have a proven track record of creating a space for members to develop within our organization, and become leaders in both our Jewish Home community and beyond. By offering programming for people at all stages of life we can plant the seed of philanthropy and community allowing it to blossom within The Guardians.
Alongside us, we are fortunate to have Arnold Anisgarten, Anthony Behar, Jason Berger, Steven Driss, Kenny Stevens and Bryan Weissman as our Executive Vice Presidents. Each of them bring their own perspective and history within the organization to the table. We are certain that alongside them, the Executive Board and Board of Directors we can embark on the next two years with enthusiasm and energy.
Thank you to Jeff Schlesinger and Larry Schnaid; we appreciate your hard work over the last two years and continued guidance as you pass the torch to us. We are so grateful you have chosen us to lead an organization that is so important to us and our community.
Zane Koss and Peter Steigleder
2019-2021 Guardians Presidents