The board of directors and staff of the Long Island Community Foundation are deeply saddened by the passing of Joan R. Saltzman. Joan died on Saturday, February 9th. She was 99 years old.
Joan was a long-time member of LICF’s board of advisers and became a member of the emeritus board in 2009. With her late husband of 71 years, businessman Arnold Saltzman, she had established their legacy with two funds here at the Long Island Community Foundation; the Arnold Saltzman Family Charitable Fund and the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Fund.
“Joan and Arnold had a passion for many different areas and issues and supported countless nonprofits on Long Island–helping people with developmental disabilities, mental health, children and family support programs and a commitment to higher education programs,” remembers David Okorn, LICF executive director. “She was especially well-known and respected for her community advocacy and social justice work and desire to help the most vulnerable members of our community. She will be greatly missed.”