14February

Volunteer of the Month - Gary Froug

Gary celebrates 1 year of volunteering with JF&CS


Gary Froug JF&CS Volunteer of the MonthGary Froug began volunteering for the Intelectual and Developmental Disabilities Services department in February of 2017. 

Gary is married with two children, a daughter who has recently graduated from college and a son who is currently in college. 

Gary learned about JF&CS through a chance encounter with Rabbi Beiner in 2015. 

In the summer of 2016, he reached out to our Careers department for assistance in a job search.  He and his daughter both attended several Careers workshops and developed relationships with the staff here.

Later, Gary contacted our Volunteer Coordinator, Meredith Lefkoff, to offer his time to any administrative needs the agency may have.

Gary currently volunteers in our office nine hours a week assisting in a variety of tasks including but not limited to auditing client files, confirming service documentation for Medicaid compliance, and managing our staff certifications records.  He also assists us with various financial documentation, drawing on his background in the financial sector. 

Each of our programs benefits from his time and all of our managers and coordinators enjoy seeing Gary in the office.  He took a small hiatus over the holiday months and we are all very glad he is back with us again on his regular schedule. 

Gary is now semi-retired, but open to freelance contract work.  He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, running, and helping his daughter care for her new puppy (an exhausting but rewarding job).

Gary shared the following reasons that he enjoys volunteering for JF&CS:

1.     Belief in our organization
2.     Sense of giving back/paying forward
3.     The feeling that he is contributing to and making a difference in our department
4.     The appreciation he receives from the JF&CS staff.

Posted in Developmental Disabilities Services, Volunteer Services