About US


was founded to honor the legacy of Herb Amster, a well-respected, local entrepreneur and innovative leader in the business and nonprofit community, as well as a generous mentor and an inspiration to many. 

The Center embodies and actualizes advice Amster often gave Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County to bring sustainability to the agency through long-term financial stability.

“Do good things, but remember the bottom line so you can do more good things.”

Building upon the breadth and depth of knowlege within JFS, The Amster Center affords this venerable agency the opportunity to offer clinical, behavioral, transportation, training and caregiving expertise to people and organizations who can pay for it — in order to provide those services triple fold to those who cannot. 

our Vision

The Herb Amster Center is model to other mission-driven non-profits for using social entrepreneurship as a method of creating sustainability against a tightened funding landscape. Concurrently, the center serves as a door through which Corporate America can enter as it seeks a better balance of money and meaning.

Partner in Profit & PUrpose
(It’s good business and it’s good for business)

If you are a business or community leader looking for support, an investor or a volunteer, we would love to be in touch.