Kansas City Jewish Chronicle: "J-LEAD aims to stimulate young Jewish philantrhopy
By: Barbara Bayer, Staff Writer April 21, 2006
J-LEAD, which stands for Jewish Leadership Education Action and Development, was created one year ago as a program of the Jewish Community Foundation. And it's already having an impact on the Jewish community. Earlier this month it awarded seven grants totaling $35,500. (See box, 6)
Lauren Hoopes, JCF's executive director, explained that JCF had been hoping to start a giving circle - a pooled fund through which members make grants together - for a year or two before J-LEAD was conceived."