Release Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

This virtual program will allow you to learn about the impact that you make possible through Jewish Federation and hear from Keynote Speaker Suzi Weiss-Fischmann at your leisure.


Keynote Speaker Suzi Weiss-Fischmann


Known worldwide as the “First Lady of Nails,” Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is the Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador of OPI and author of the 2019 book, I'm Not Really a Waitress. Born in communist Hungary to parents who survived the Holocaust, Suzi came to the U.S. at age 10. She later realized the American dream with her business partner by transforming a dental supply company into the multi-million-dollar business OPI is today. Suzi places a strong emphasis on philanthropy through the Fischmann Family Foundation, which focuses on education. She has been featured in magazines such as W, More, Family Circle, and Martha Stewart Living, and has appeared on top television programs, including Today Show (NBC) and Nightline (ABC).

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949-531-3166 or email


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Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Orange County inspires purposeful and passionate giving. Our work honors Jewish values of repairing the world and sustaining future generations locally, globally, and in Israel. We engage, empower, and educate our community, fostering a culture of philanthropy, volunteerism, and leadership.


Event Chairs:
Inna Alterman and Tanya Newman


2020 Women’s Philanthropy Executive Council 
Nadine Durbach, President
Andrea Alfi, Executive Vice President
Heather Kline, Immediate Past President
Ann Miller, Vice President, Education
Deb Passo, Vice President, Communications
Margot Shapiro, Vice President, Campaign


Jewish Federation of Orange County 
Stephen H. Gordon, Chair of the Board
Arlene Miller, President & CEO
Marsie Alford, Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Epstein, Senior Director, Philanthropy 
Alexandra Mars, Director, Special Events 
Jahanna Semelroth, Manager, Women’s Philanthropy & Laguna Woods Region