Jeff Goldblum, President of the JCC Board of Directors
Jeff Goldblum is a second-generation native of Stamford who is a lifelong member of the JCC. He attended the JCC nursery school, attended day camp at the JCC, and spent his formative years enjoying all the JCC had to offer. Returning to Stamford after college, Jeff picked up where he left off, renewing old friendships, coaching the high school basketball team and playing on the flag football team.
Jeff’s wife Risa is also a Stamford native and lifelong JCC member. Their children Jordan, Elyse and Aaron all attended the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School and SummerPlace, learned to swim at the Center, and took part in many JCC programs. Risa and Jeff have been dedicated volunteers and lay leaders for many years, beginning when their children were in nursery school. They have hosted visiting Israeli officers, are active leaders on the Tzahal Shalom committee, and have worked on events, committees and initiatives too numerous to mention.
In 2006 Jeff served as the chair of the golf committee for the Stamford JCC Maccabi Games, and the Goldblums hosted Maccabi athletes in their home. Jeff will tell you that the Maccabi experience reinforced and strengthened his connection to the JCC. The following year he was elected to the JCC board of directors, serving on the executive committee as assistant treasurer and first vice president. In 2011 he took a leadership role in the Center’s capital improvements campaign and facilities modernization. In May of 2014, Jeff was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the JCC.
For the past several years Jeff has co-chaired the JCC’s Julius B. and Edward Kuriansky Memorial Golf Outing, and in 2014 served as a co-chair on the journal committee for the annual spring gala.
A graduate of George Washington University, with a master’s degree from New York University, Jeff is the founder and CEO of SWC Office Furniture, the leading contract office furniture dealership in the tri-state area, serving numerous Fortune 500 companies. He is also a principal in the family’s real estate development and management business, playing a key role in the purchase, sale, leasing and facility management of a portfolio of mixed-use, office and retail properties.
The Goldblums currently reside in Pound Ridge, and are members of Congregation Agudath Sholom.