Marianne Bloomberg named Applebaum Fellow
for The Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network
(WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich.) — The Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network (JHCN) is honored to announce Marianne Bloomberg has been named an Applebaum Fellow for the agency. In this year-long fellowship, Marianne will help communicate JHCN’s mission, vision and values throughout the community. The Applebaum Fellows Program, a centerpiece of Applebaum Family Philanthropy, provides opportunities for young people to inspire entrepreneurship, independence, leadership, and well-being.
Becoming the first Applebaum Fellow for Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network is very meaningful to Marianne. Her sister, Carole Lasser (z”l) was a client of JHCN’s in 2015. JHCN helped Marianne and her extended family during Carole’s final months. Carole was initially a palliative care patient and later transitioned to hospice care. After her death, Marianne’s parents, Jacqueline and Myron Milgrom, established the Carole Jo Lasser (z”l) Music Fund at JHCN so future JHCN clients would benefit from personalized, interactive visits that provide comfort and enrich the lives of their clients through music.
“We deeply appreciate all of the leadership support provided by Applebaum Family Philanthropy. The engagement of Marianne Bloomberg as our Applebaum Fellow is a special opportunity that fulfills a commitment we share of enriching lives and simultaneously build a stronger Jewish community,” remarked JHCN Senior Director Rabbi Joseph H. Krakoff.
Marianne is the Associate Director of Philanthropic Engagement at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. In this role, she is instrumental in a variety of leadership development programs, community engagement activities and fundraising efforts for the Annual Campaign.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Marianne began her 25-year career in Jewish communal work as a Campaign Associate for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. In May of 1993, she was asked to be a part of Federation’s first Miracle Mission, joining 1,300 Detroiters in Israel for the historic trip. From there, she led many campaign and community engagement efforts including Super Sunday, Day of Decision as well as other mission trips.
In 1997, Marianne became the Director of Development for her alma mater, Hillel Day School, coordinating the school’s campaign efforts and securing multiple endowments for the Goldman-Hermelin Education Foundation. Marianne continued her career at the Anti-Defamation League, Michigan Region, before returning to Federation at the request of then-CEO Robert Aronson in 2005.
Marianne is married to Robert Bloomberg. They have two children, Allison and Will, and live in Farmington Hills.