The Rita and Jeffrey Adler Family Foundation (RJAFF) is a private family foundation based in Winter Park, Florida and was established in 2000. RJAFF supports projects and non-profit organizations in the local communities where family members reside: Orlando, Florida; Aspen, Colorado; Carlisle, Massachusetts; New York City.
We focus our grants primarily towards those non-profit organizations that improve the lives of children in our home communities. We look for well-run non-profits who passionately believe in their mission with strong leadership, community support, initiative and impactful results. We offer more than grants … guidance, connections and involvement.
Rita and Jeffrey Adler grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. We came from middle class families where education, hard work, our Jewish religion, and giving back to one’s community were important values. We received our undergraduate degrees from Ohio State University. Jeff earned an MBA from Northwestern University and Rita received a JD from Northwestern. In 1983 we moved to Orlando, Florida, and Jeff became a developer in the resort/vacation ownership business.
We believe in the importance of giving back to our communities through volunteer and monetary efforts. Some of the organizations we have been involved with include: AdventHealth, Central Florida Foundation, Orlando Museum of Art, Roth Jewish Community Center, UCF Business School, UCF Foundation, Jewish Federation of Central Florida, Congregation Ohev Shalom, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Jazz Aspen.