In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting inspirational leaders who help make York County a place where everyone is given the opportunity to thrive. Some of these leaders happen to be members of our Board of Directors.
Today, we’d like you to meet, Randy Freidman (Freedman).
Here is her story:
I was born in New York and after living in New York, Denver, and Philly, I moved here with my family in 1989 after my husband took a position with Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff in 1987.
York has been a wonderful place to raise a family and to create “the family we choose”. We love our home and the country feel to York with easy access to so many resources.
I started my career in the for-profit world, and upon moving to York, I became more involved in the community and volunteerism as a way to give back and to help “make the world a better place”.
I was employed by the Jewish Community Center from 1991-2015, first as the Cultural and Diversity Education Director, then as CEO from 2003-2015.
My passion for volunteerism comes from my faith. In Judaism, the tenant of tikkun olam, a Hebrew phrase meaning, “repair the world,” or “mend the world” is a central guiding principal of many Jewish followers. Volunteerism is central to my life and is my current focus during retirement. I especially enjoy using my strengths and skills to contribute to agencies that evaluate and provide grants to organizations in our community.
To me, philanthropy means giving as generously as possible to promote the welfare of others and to honor the work and interests of people who are important. I especially focus my personal philanthropy on organizations which strive to have an impact in the fields of education and health, and which are able to show measurable results.
In my free time, I love spending time with my kids and grandkids, and also enjoy traveling, exercising, and being with friends