Faces of JFS Biographies

Faces of JFS Honoree Biographies

David AsarchDavid Asarch
Yana Vishnitsky Leadership Award

David Asarch is the Chief Investment Officer and a partner of Monroe Group Ltd. and its development partner Steele Properties LLC. He oversees the underwriting, acquisition, development, and legal teams related to the affordable property management and development activities of each company. He received his BA from Middlebury College and his JD from Stanford Law School.

David has been involved with Jewish Family Service for almost 10 years. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. He has also been an active member of the Budget and Finance and Development Committees, and has co-chaired the JFS Executive Luncheon.

David is married to Anna and they have three children: Sam, 9; Ben, 7; and Matilda, 4. David loves to ski, snowboard, and play golf. He also enjoys coaching for his boys’ lacrosse teams.

“I am honored to be receiving the Yana Vishnitsky Leadership Award. Yana, who has devoted her life to community service, is an inspiration to me. She is the reason I became involved with JFS and her contributions, spirit, and leadership remain front and center as part of the heart and soul of the agency.”

“JFS is such an appealing agency to me because although it is guided by Jewish values, it serves all people in need, regardless of race, religion or national origin.”

Mindy Levy PeckarMindy Levy Peckar
Joyce and Kal Zeff Humanitarian Award

After years of experience in commercial banking and commercial real estate appraising, Mindy joined J&B Building Company in 1995 in the accounting department. Today she is vice president and office manager and directs the company’s accounting operations. In addition, she manages several shopping centers, developed and constructed a 668-unit mini-storage facility, and oversees the company's sophisticated property management database system. Mindy earned her MBA from University of Denver in Real Estate and Construction Management.

Mindy has been a weekly volunteer in the Weinberg Food pantry for the past seven years and has logged in more than 900 hours of service. She currently serves on the JFS Board of Directors and has been active on the JFS Executive Luncheon and Reel Hope Committees. She recently joined the JFS Legacy Society by including JFS in her estate plans.

“I love what JFS stands for and what it does for our community,” says Mindy. “Volunteering and helping people though JFS is an honor and a privilege. I love the pantry and helping all the people who come from so many countries to be able to eat and sustain their families.”

Mindy has been married to Steve Peckar for 18 years. They enjoy spending time with their teenage nephews, Gavin and Hayden.