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Accession number OHC
Object Name Recording
Title Nancy Grosfeld Oral History Interview
Collection Albert and Pauline Dubin Oral History Project
Date February 7, 2012
Scope & Content This oral history of Nancy Grosfeld covers her childhood in Detroit, family life, and leadership role in various organizations. She touches on her work with the Michigan Humane Society, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, where she served as Women's Department campaign chair, and as Federation president. The discussion also includes her role in helping to form the Centennial Fund, and the Grosfeld Leadership Program.

To view the Oral History in its entirety, or to request the transcript, please contact the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives.
Admin/Biographical History Nancy Grosfeld was born on September 20, 1943. She was raised in Detroit until her family moved to Huntington Woods, Michigan when she was 14. She graduated from Royal Oak Dondero High School.

Nancy received her BA in Social Work from Michigan State University and then went back for her RN. She used her skill set as a head nurse at Fairlawn Center at Pontiac State Hopsital.

A lifelong animal lover, Nancy served as the president of the Michigan Humane Society for ten years. She first became involved in the Jewish Federation of Metropolitand Detroit when she was convinced by a friend to make phone calls on Super Sunday. She has served as Women's Department Campaign Chair, Annual Campaign Co-Chair, and was the 2nd female President of Federation. Under her leadership, the Centennial Fund was formed.

Nancy is married to Jimmy, and they have two children: Jason and Rachel. Along with Jimmy, Nancy created the Grosfeld Leadership Program aimed at attracting and engaging young people as future leaders of Federation.
Credit line Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Interview date 2012-02-07
Interview place Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Interviewer Sharon Alterman
Audio/Visual Click here to view oral history clip.
Length of Interview 36 Minutes