Jewish Federation & Family Services Honors


with the 2019 Blossom Siegel NextGen Leadership Award


Jewish Federation & Family Services (JFFS) is pleased to honor Alexandra “Ally” Mars with the 2019 Blossom Siegel NextGen Leadership Award at the Nov. 2 Kvellebrate Donor Appreciation Soiree. Ally has demonstrated outstanding commitment as a JFFS NextGen volunteer, philanthropist, and leader in the Orange County Jewish community. 


Ally is no stranger to philanthropy or Jewish community leadership. She grew up in a home where commitment and giving back were regular topics of dinner table conversation, and both her father and her grandparents were active leaders in the Pittsburgh, Boston, and Orange County Jewish communities. In fact, her father served on the JFFS Board of Directors from 1992 to 1994, along with community leader Blossom Siegel.


Ally’s own leadership journey with JFFS started in 2013 when she served as Co-Chair of “Ignite,” one of Nextgen’s (JFFS young leadership division) principal events. From there, she continued to get more involved, taking on the roles of Co-Chair and then Vice Chair of NextGen’s campaign. In 2016, she served as the Chair of NextGen and was simultaneously a member of the JFFS Board of Directors. She is driven to create opportunities for Jewish engagement and inclusion where people can communicate with and inspire each other.


Ally is now honored to work full-time for JFFS as Director of Special Events, a position that aligns seamlessly with her passion for community-building and her family’s legacy of commitment to Jewish philanthropy. Her previous experience includes working as a senior account executive and partner in her family’s media business, where she headed up sales efforts for a variety of large community festivals and entertainment venues for major brands. 


Ally looks forward to continuing to create activities that will inspire participation with the next generation of local Jewish leaders.

Alexandra Mars Tribute Form


To make a tribute donation in honor of Alexandra "Ally" Mars, please use the form below.

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Alexandra Mars, 1 Federation Way, Irvine, CA 92603

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