40 Under 40: Jessica Katz
Jessica is Director of Development for Jewish Family and Career Services
Jessica Katz, an Atlanta native, earned her bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Georgia and MSW at Yeshiva University along with a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service.
She has a 5-year-old daughter named Miriam.
“Early on, I knew I wanted to work in the Jewish community and dedicate my life to this work,” said Katz. She has spent her career working at Jewish non-profits and spent time living and working in Israel.
For the past three years, Katz has served as Director of Development at Jewish Family & Career Services. Her responsibilities consist of overseeing agency fundraising efforts, including annual campaign and events.
When speaking about her position, Katz says she is “honored to work for JF&CS because I know we make a difference in the community every day. As a mom to a young child, I am proud that we offer services through the Horwitz-Zusman Child & Family Center, helping support the entire family. I am a part of building a strong community for my daughter.”
JF&CS offers a wide array of programs and services including Frances Bunzl Clinical Services, Aviv Older Adult Services, and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services. “In my role, I get to share the impact of our work and ensure community members know resources are available to them.”