Madeline Wolly, 1996-1998 JFS Orlando Board President

Madeline Wolly, 1996-1998 JFS Orlando Board President

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Madeline Wolly, one of the longest serving JFS Orlando Board members who recently passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Sometimes affectionately called “Mrs. JFS,” Madeline was a long-time supporter and a great friend of the Agency. As a founder and past President of JFS, Madeline, along with her husband George, worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for the less fortunate. So much so that our very building was named in honor of her late husband, George Wolly.

Madeline and George Wolly attending a JFS Orlando event.

Madeline and George Wolly attending a JFS Orlando event.

Madeline began her Jewish communal work in 1985 when she and George first joined the JFS Board of Directors. For many years, she raised funds and awareness for her beloved JFS so that the most vulnerable in our community could be helped. After joining the Board, she chaired mostly every committee and event and served as President from 1996 – 1998. She was most recently serving as Board Member Emeritus and continued to be a very active member, still attending meetings and events.

Madeline was an integral part of a team of volunteers, donors, and professional staff which help our neighbors in the greatest of need, regardless of their race, religion, or place in life. For her hard work and dedication to JFS, she was honored with the George Wolly Community Leadership Award at the 2015 Spring Brunch.

Madeline Wolly and family. Madeline received the George Wolly Community Leadership Award at the 2015 JFS Orlando Spring Brunch.

Madeline Wolly and family. Madeline received the George Wolly Community Leadership Award at the 2015 JFS Orlando Spring Brunch.

An amazing and caring woman, and the epitome of what JFS Orlando stands for, Madeline Wolly will be sorely missed by all. Please join us in sending our heartfelt condolences and prayers for Madeline and her family and friends.