I had not then received the 2016 Board of Trustees Reference Guide. Having now read it in full I must admit that the JFNA professional staff is really good at one thing -- writing fiction. (Or gibberish -- more on that in a few days.) Of course, I knew this to be the case long before this Guide was published; now that reality has been confirmed. But, inasmuch as there is just nothing going on at 25 Broadway, there is plenty of both time and need for creative writing (including a whole bunch of resumes).
Everything that the Commentator above has written is true...in spades. The Guide is nothing if it is not the most recent evidence of the reality that is JFNA today...an empty vessel, devoid of purpose, devoid of priorities...and totally removed from its intended purposes. Other than on these pages, where is the hue and cry? Why is there none? Are the leaders of our system today so removed from our values that they continue, year after year, to permit $30 million in waste...compounded?
Or are they just too busy? Or are those who are in leadership of JFNA so distracted by personal ambition that they are just willing to look the other way, willing to set aside their fiduciary responsibilities to our donors, our communities and our values? Or do they truly believe in the face of all of the facts that all is well?
It's time, past time, to take a stand, isn't it?