The Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation Announces Sari Cicurel as the new community relations director
TheMichigan Jewish Sports Foundation is pleased to announce Sari Cicurel has been named its director of community relations, effective immediately. Cicurel
succeeds Hedy Blatt, who is retiring after five years of service in the position.
“Hedy was an extremely hard-working, integral member of our administrative team, and while we will miss her expertise, we’re confident there will be a seamless transition due to Sari’s abundant skills and enthusiasm.
She has already ‘hit the ground running’, and the Board looks forward to working together on new initiatives with her and our executive director, David
Blatt,” said Jeff Cohen, MJSF president.
“The Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation is a wonderful organization with a very long history of highly successful events and philanthropy. I truly look forward to being part of the team as we work to develop new partnerships and enhance awareness throughout the community,” Cicurel commented.
“The decision to retire from the MJSF was a difficult one, and I leave with a great sense of appreciation for the opportunity afforded to me by the board. I will
be continuing as an active MJSF volunteer, as well as focusing on my job as a fine arts consultant contracted with Oakland Intermediate School District
(Oakland Schools,) where I have provided and facilitated staff development and as-needed services in the area of fine arts education to the 28 local districts in Oakland County,” said Hedy Blatt.
Sari Cicurel graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors Degree in Telecommunication and has an extensive background in public relations and
marketing, as well as television and video production. She was the Adult President and a board member
of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and presently serves as the public relations specialist for The Berman Theatre for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield.
The Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
philanthropic organization committed to raising funds for charitable contributions to benefit health, education and the less privileged. Since its inception in 1984, thanks to the generosity of many and through annual fundraising initiatives, well over $1,000,000 has been raised to help fight prostate cancer through grants to the
Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center (suburban Detroit), part of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute; the MJSF/Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Genetic Cancer
Screening Assistance Fund, an important initiative that provides genetic counseling and screening for anyone concerned about their risk of developing
cancer; and other cancer charities. In addition, the MJSF has supported the Bill Hertz Memorial scholarships; the Detroit Jewish News High School Athletes of the Year program; the Jewish Community Center’s Camp KAT (Kids All Together), Fame and Maccabi Games; Kids
Kicking Cancer; The Bear Hug Foundation; and the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, located in the West Bloomfield (Michigan) Jewish Community.