DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Meet Joan Lieberman

Joan Lieberman

Meet Joan Lieberman!

Joan is originally from Milwaukee, WI and currently resides on Longboat Key. Joan is a huge football fan (Go Packers!), has a passion for the performing arts and loves a good Broadway musical or comedic performance. In fact, The Jersey Boys is one of her favorites. She is also a golf enthusiast and enjoys visiting with her many friends. Joan admits that she has a strong desire to keep up with current events and she does so with groups like Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning and Ringling Town Hall lectures.

When she’s not at the theater, Joan is out in the community doing what she can to support children. She supports the Van Wezel Foundation’s art education programs with generous contributions, matching gift challenges and gala donations. This year, Joan celebrates 20 years of investing in the Foundation’s arts education programs and continues her commitment ensuring the children of our community thrive through access to the performing arts.

Joan is also a generous donor to several organizations in our community, including the Sarasota Orchestra and the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. She lost her husband, Jay, in 2006 after 53 years of marriage. She and Jay felt it was very important to donate to many worthwhile organizations and she encourages others to contribute to better our society. At a time when our community is experiencing great change, Joan’s passion and commitment is needed most.

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