Who We Are
what we do
The Gelt Charitable Foundation’s mission is to ensure that communities receive the mental, physical, and emotional help they need. Through programs such as Lone Soldier Adoption, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Education, and Recovery Programs, we have assisted dozens of communities nationwide, ensuring that help and prevention are affordable and easy to access.
cEO & Founder
Jack has always been passionate about giving back and making the world a kinder place. After years of success in the real estate business with over a billion dollars in deals, and 30 years of leading Gelt Financial, Jack wanted a way to strengthen the communities he loved. The Gelt Charitable Foundation was born in 2020, during a dark time, to bring more light into the world, in whichever ways it can.
Leigh brings to Gelt over six years of experience working with at-risk and suicidal youth. To date, Leigh has schooled 6,000 people internationally in suicide prevention. At the Foundation, Leigh leads the team, and is the lead developer and educator for unique workshops across the country, on Zoom and in-person. Additionally, Leigh is a published author and soon to be graduate student in social work.
A graduate student obtaining her masters in mental health counseling, Etti has been passionate about mental health for a long time. Etti developed and taught a creative writing curriculum for teenagers, and has been a freelance writer and editor for 6 years. At Gelt, Etti manages the social media, and focuses her attention on creative projects within the Foundation.
Zissie completed her service in the IDF in 2021 as a lone soldier. She made Israel her home at the completion of her service, where she is now working towards her Bachelors of Psychology. At Gelt, Zissie plays a large role in the Lone Soldier Initiatives and runs the administrative aspects of the Foundation.