About Judy Greenstein
Judy Greenstein is co-founder of the Greenstein Family Foundation, where she plays a pivotal role in the strategic development and execution of local and international initiatives. Much of Judy’s philanthropic activities within the foundation leverage her professional career as an Emmy Award-winning producer for CBS News and prototype lead and subsequent Vice-President of Disney On-Line, the original online division for the Walt Disney Company.
Judy’s passions center on helping young people during their formative stages. As a result, she has played leadership roles locally on the boards of The Jewish Day School of Greater Seattle and Hillel at the University of Washington, and has co-chaired their respective game-changing campaigns.
More recently, Judy became aware of the plight of millions of women and children who are victims of the global sex trafficking industry. She was presented with the opportunity to tell that story in a movie – SOLD. The film is focused on generating awareness, activism and—most importantly—raising money to combat the devastating problem of international sex trafficking. In addition to acting as an Executive Producer of the film, Judy envisioned, structured and then championed a model of High Entry Level Philanthropy whereby investors become involved for a hybrid of an economic and philanthropic return on investment. SOLD has received numerous laurels in film festivals and was released nationally in April, 2016.
As a result of the film, Judy co-founded Stolen Youth, a not for profit organization in Seattle, Washington. Stolen Youth is dedicated to raising funds and awareness to support the rescue and recovery of sexually exploited youth in Seattle and greater King County. An indicator that the film model is working as a high level and meaningful return on investment, Stolen Youth has raised millions of new dollars to combat this issue.
Judy’s most important role over the past decade has been as the mother of four inquisitive and active children. Now one of her primary focuses is providing them meaningful opportunities for service following the principles that anchor the Greenstein Family Foundation.