Thursday, February 28, 2013

Meet Joyce Spielberger, 2013 Woman of Distinction

Joyce Spielberger is executive director of Magic Moments, Inc., a wish-granting organization for children in Alabama. Her creativity, community building skills and compassion have increased the organization’s visibility among families, funders and volunteers. Before this position, she served as director of community relations and overseas programs for the Birmingham Jewish Federation for 11 years.

Spielberger has worked with the Israeli Consulate to the Southeast, the Anti-Defamation League American Israel Public Affairs Committee, American Israel Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to address societal issues.

She currently serves on the boards of directors of the YWCA of Central Alabama, the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, the Alabama Poverty Project, University of Alabama Hillel and MeetUP for Change.

Spielberger is passionate about serving her community. “The most valuable lesson I have learned through my service to the community is the importance of joining forces whenever possible,” she says. “In my years of communal service, I have met so many passionate people, all dedicated to the same goals of lifting our community, helping those in need and correcting social injustices. There is truly strength in numbers; the value and importance of combining forces and limited resources cannot be understated.”

Speilberger will be honored at the 2013 East-Central Alabama Women of Distinction luncheon on Friday, March 8. For more information, visit