Jim Joseph officer wins award from Funders Network

Josh Miller, a senior program officer at the S.F.-based Jim Joseph Foundation, was presented this week with the Jewish Funders Network’s annual JJ Greenberg Memorial Award.

Josh Miller

The prize was awarded during the annual Jewish Funders Network conference, held March 9-11 in Miami.

Miller was presented with $5,000 to be used for professional development or to donate to charity as part of the Greenberg award, which is given to an outstanding young Jewish foundation professional who also exemplifies the highest of Jewish values.

Miller, who has been with the Jim Joseph Foundation since 2008, manages a $34 million portfolio of grants for organizations and programs that foster Jewish learning experiences for youths.

“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” Miller said. “JJ was the first foundation professional I ever met. His genuine kindness, humility and readiness to listen are qualities I have sought to emulate in my own practice as a program officer.”

Greenberg was a JFN board member who was executive director of the Steinhardt Foundation/Jewish Life Net-work from its inception in 1995. He died in a 2002 traffic accident at the age of 36.

Miller is a former program director at Berkeley Hillel (1997-2000) and a former camp songleader at Camp Swig. One of Miller’s “claims to fame” is organizing and putting together a CD of 27 songs recorded at Camp Swig and Camp Newman in 1998.

The JFN also honored the Foundation for Jewish Camp with the Shapiro Prize for Excellence in Philanthropic Collaboration. — jta & j. staff