Nan Cohen, owner and CEO of Creekside Financial Advisors, has connected her way into making a difference, literally. Her passion is connecting people with their passions.
“The most important thing I do is just always be available to connect people with what their needs are,” said Cohen.
She said she believes people associated with a passion will provide a larger, positive impact to the community. Using extensive connections, she joins people with their passions through job searches and fundraising, which create a positive impact on society.
Through her chair position for Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Women’s Philanthropy, she connects with Jewish women throughout the community, contributing to the engagement of all Jews within society. Cohen has led the expansion of women’s philanthropy.
She has learned that everyone has passions and ideas, leading her to value everyone’s opinion.
As a board member for Magnolia Clubhouse, Cohen stresses the need to help the mentally ill.
Cohen gives members of the clubhouse a chance to escape isolation and take a spot within the community.
As a director of the Mount Sinai Health Care Foundation, Cohen provides grants to organizations that assist with the well-being of the Greater Cleveland community.
At a Glance
As a professional: Creekside Financial Advisors
Spouse: Daniel Abrams
Synagogue: The Temple Tifereth-Israel
In the community: National Council of Jewish Women, chair of Jewish Federation of Cleveland Women’s Philanthropy, Mount Sinai Health Care Foundation, Advisory Board of Magnolia Clubhouse, Jewish Federation
Noteworthy: Cohen led the first women’s professional organization to Israel.