JCYS 2018 Annual Gala

Michael has served on the JCYS Board of Directors for the past 4.5 years. This past year, he represented the Board as Vice President of Development with the responsibility of furthering the Board’s fundraising efforts.

When asking Karmin why he supports JCYS, he responded, “I find the dual mission focus of the Agency to be particularly satisfying – providing educational and recreational programs for Chicagoland-area children as well as developing the next generation of Jewish civic leaders.”

JCYS surpassed their fundraising goal by raising over $150,000 for the JCYS Scholarship fund which will provide over 75 more scholarships to families in need this year.

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