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Margo Pernick is Executive Director of The Jewish Fund in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. With assets of over $64 million and an annual grantmaking budget of approximately $3 million, Ms. Pernick works in partnership with a 36 member board of directors to set the direction and grantmaking strategy for supporting non-profit organizations in the health and human service fields in the metropolitan Detroit area.

Prior to beginning her service with The Jewish Fund in 2008, Ms. Pernick was a program officer at the Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan, serving on the health and human service teams for three years. In the sixteen years prior to her Kresge employment, Ms. Pernick worked for the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit. There she developed and managed programs in the areas of early childhood education, special needs inclusion, cultural arts and Jewish education, marketing and fundraising. She served for ten years as the assistant executive director for the JCC during that time period. Earlier in her professional career, Ms. Pernick held positions in child welfare agencies in Detroit in the areas of foster care, adoption and child abuse prevention. She also served as program director for Hillel at The University of Michigan. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Social Work degree from Wayne State University.

Ms. Pernick serves as a trustee of the Council of Michigan Foundations. Her prior board membership includes the Detroit College Promise, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit and Temple Kol Ami. She is married and the mother of three daughters and is proud to be a Detroiter.
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