Jun 14, 2022
Faces of our Federation: Meet April Eisen Leavy
April says the LOJ pin is her most precious piece of jewelry as it signifies her ability to help others. She said there were tough times when she couldn’t make the annual LOJ payment.
“So, I put away my pin for at least two years. The best part was when I was getting dressed for an event, and my husband, Roger, said, ‘Why don’t you go into the drawer and take out that jewelry you love so much?’ It was the most amazing, joyful feeling to put it back on,” she says, noting that having the ability to endow her pin ensures her gifts will impact future generations.
A longtime Federation leader for 30 years, April serves as Chair of the Federation’s Partnership2Gether Joint Steering Committee. She says she has tremendous love and passion for Israel and the Federation’s support there. April is also a member of the Federation Board, sitting on the Israel and Overseas Task Force, and a JNFA trustee representing South Palm Beach County. She’s been a Federation Vice-Chair, a Secretary and Executive Committee member, Israel@60 Community Mission Co-Chair, and the Young Adult Division Co-President.
As a leader at Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center (JCC), April serves as Vice-Chair of Financial Resource Development. Other JCC portfolios include Vice President of Board Engagement and Co-Chair of the Hanadiv Event. She and Roger received the 2020 Sandler Hanadiv Crystal Award.
April has also served as the Donna Klein Jewish Academy Ball Chair and a B’nai Torah Congregation Board Member. She was honored with the James and Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award and the Dorothy P. Seaman Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Award. April is Co-Owner and Vice President of Marketing, Design, and Product Development for Tassel Depot, the world’s leading manufacturer of graduation, bookmark, program tassels, elastics, and their Promos by TD Division.
She says it’s a blessing to have a spouse who supports her Lion and continues to do so. Their daughter, Alex, is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the UJA-Federation of New York. Along with Roger, she credits Alex and her husband, Joel, as instrumental in her success.
“Looking forward, I want to continue engaging with and serving as a mentor for younger generations. I want young people to know that although you might be in one place now, you certainly can become a Lion one day,” she says.