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Pisko, Seraphine Eppstein, 1861-1942

 Person

Seraphine Eppstein Pisko (1861-1942) was known for her charitable work in Denver, Colorado, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and she was most likely the first Jewish woman in America to head a national Jewish organization. She was born to Max and Bertha Eppstein on January 1, 1861, in St. Joseph, Missouri, and the family moved to Denver in 1875. She married Denver businessman Edward Pisko in 1878 when she was seventeen, and the couple moved to New York. Within a few years he died, and she returned to Denver. She never remarried, but raised five children. Seraphine Pisko served as president of the Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society and of the Denver Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). She later became vice president of the NCJW board at the national level. She began working at National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives (NJH) as a field secretary, a fundraiser, in 1900, and in 1911 she became the executive secretary of National Jewish Hospital and served in that position until 1938 when she retired. Pisko was actively involved in both Jewish and secular social organizations, gaining national renown for her organizational strengths as well as her social efforts. She died in Denver in 1942.

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Annual Meeting - Acceptance Board of Trustees, 1926

 File
Identifier: B005.01.0002.0010
Abstract Correspondence related to the acceptance board of trustees, New York City; Pisko File
Dates: 1926

Annual Meeting - New York City - Biltmore Hotel, 1926

 File
Identifier: B005.01.0002.0011
Abstract Correspondence related to the Annual Meeting on January 10, 1926 in New York City at the Biltmore Hotel; Pisko File
Dates: 1926

Annual Meetings and Cornerstone Laying, 1925 October 19

 File
Identifier: B005.01.0002.0009
Abstract Correspondence related to Pisko and Dauby, and the Cornerstone Laying
Dates: 1925 October 19

Box 1, 1908-1920

 File — Box: B005.01.0001
Identifier: B005.01.0001
Abstract Correspondence relating to the National Jewish Hospital, containing correspondence of Miller, Grabfelder, and Seraphine Pisko.
Dates: 1908-1920

Box 2, 1921-1924

 File — Box: B005.01.0002
Identifier: B005.01.0002
Abstract Pisko/Dauby Correspondence (1921-1924), NJH Scrapbook (1920), Teller Report (1916)
Dates: 1921-1924

Box 209 (Pisko Cornerstone), 1906

 File — Box: B005.06.0209
Identifier: B005.06.0209

Collins, Grabfelder, and Pisko Correspondence, 1911 July-September

 File
Identifier: B005.01.0001.0002
Abstract Collins, Grabfelder, and Seraphine Pisko correspondence.
Dates: 1911 July-September

Correspondence - Annual Meeting, Pisko File, 1922-1923

 File
Identifier: B005.01.0002.0004
Abstract correspondence related to annual meeting between Pisko and Dauby
Dates: 1922-1923

Correspondence - Nurse's Home Building, 1922 January-June

 File
Identifier: B005.01.0002.0002
Abstract Correspondence related to the Nurse's Home building, S. Pisko
Dates: 1922 January-June

Correspondence with Nathan Dauby, 1920 August-1921 June

 File
Identifier: B005.01.0002.0014
Abstract Correspondence with Nathan Dauby; Pisko File
Dates: 1920 August-1921 June