Join us in dedicating the JFS Orlando building as “The George & Madeline Wolly Center” to honor the memory of Madeline Wolly, long-time supporter and friend of JFS Orlando.

About the Event

WHAT
A Brunch for Madeline is a dedication ceremony in honor of Madeline Wolly’s memory and her love of JFS Orlando. This exclusive event will include brunch and a presentation to rename the JFS building as “The George & Madeline Wolly Center”.

WHEN
Sunday, March 31, 2019
12:00 – 2:00 PM

WHERE
JFS Orlando 2100 Lee Road Winter Park, FL 32789

More details to come. Please check back soon.

About Madeline

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, in 2001.

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.

Madeline Wolly passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018. An amazing and caring woman, and the epitome of what JFS Orlando stands for, she will be sorely missed by all.