A Jewish Family and Children’s Service dental fund for older adults is being renamed in honor of Joanne Lippert, a longtime JFCS employee who died in July.
An anonymous donor contributed money for the Joanne Lippert Memorial Dental Fund. That same donor helped fund the program in 2008, working with Lippert to ensure elderly residents received proper dental treatment.
Lippert established a partnership with Albert Einstein Medical Center Dental Medicine along with her husband, Dr. Rick Titlebaum, an endodontist and faculty member at Einstein’s I.B. Bender Division of Endodontics.
“Joanne advocated for the elderly, provided food assistance to those who were hungry, offered a financial bridge when someone was in a crisis, and accommodated access to dental care for patients who lacked the means or even guidance on how to start the process,” Titlebaum said.
Over the years, JFCS expanded its partnerships to include private dentists and Penn Dental Medicine.
“Joanne was a remarkable woman and clinician with a kind heart who gave tirelessly of her time here at JFCS to support vulnerable members of our community,” said Pia Eisenberg, a JFCS senior vice president.