Sandy Rife of Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix has been honored by The Jewish Federations of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy with its Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award. The award was announced at the 2016 International Lion of Judah Conference held Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C.
The Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award is given to Lions of Judah who have demonstrated the highest ideals of leadership and involvement. Winners are chosen by their communities as “women of valor” with a lifetime of commitment to the Jewish world.
Rife moved with her family to the Valley in 1978 and quickly became active in the local Jewish community. She has held numerous leadership positions within Women’s Philanthropy and the Federation itself. In addition, Rife has held leadership positions with the Jewish Community Foundation, a day school and the Bureau of Jewish Education.In 2016, Rife received the Golda Meir Award in recognition of her leadership in the Federation’s Women’s Campaign.