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Lauren Gordon Mescon

Vice Chair of the Central Arava Committee and JNF Makor Member

Travels from Columbus, Georgia

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


Positively Israel, JNF's Work in Israel


Lauren joined Jewish National Fund in 2006 as a board member in Atlanta, Georgia. In short order she became Co-President and in 2008 traveled to Israel for only the second time in her life with the Queen of Sheba Mission. While there she learned about Makor, the JNF’s speakers’ bureau and immediately asked to join.

JNF is in Lauren’s dna as her paternal grandmother lead the blue box campaign in Savannah, Georgia when she was a child.

Currently, Lauren chairs the Central Arava Task Force 2020, a group of committed volunteers who are focused on doubling the size of the Central Arava consistent with JNF’s Blueprint Negev and David Ben Gurion’s vision to make the desert bloom.

While not volunteering for JNF, Lauren is married to Tim Mescon, President of Columbus State University in Columbus GA.  They have 4 children and a dog Buddy.

Formerly engaged in the active practice of law for 30 years, she now runs her own business as an Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields Dermatologists.

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Makor (Hebrew for “source”) is a specially-trained cadre of highly-involved Jewish National Fund volunteers. Our primary role is to support the core functions of JNF by direct fundraising. Thus, we identify prospective donors, conduct direct solicitations in our own communities and around the United States and assist in educating the public about the JNF and its projects.

Makor also serves as a source for lay leadership. We are leaders in our own communities, and provide training and inspiration for other community leaders on solicitation techniques, board development and outreach and on the work of the JNF. Makor members also assume JNF leadership positions on a national level.

We are proud leaders who are committed to the mission of the JNF, the caretaker of the land of Israel forever. In addition, Makor is a source of innovation within the JNF. Our diverse backgrounds, coupled with our common commitment, foster a free-flow of ideas to keep JNF as relevant and productive as possible.

Makor members travel to Israel each year to study JNF projects and programs in depth, and bring their insights and experiences to you. Members speak at no charge.


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