Braier, Director of Pears Foundation, wins award honoring young foundation professionals. Jewish Funders Network awarded the 2018 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award to Amy Braier, Director of the London-based Pears Foundation, in a ceremony today at the 2018 JFN International Conference in Tel Aviv. Braier is the 15th recipient (and the first recipient based in the UK) of the annual award, which honors foundation professionals engaged in grantmaking, … [Read more...] about Amy Braier Wins JFN’s 2018 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award
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Jewish Funders Network awarded the 2018 Shapiro Prize for Excellence in Philanthropic Collaboration to the Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society (SVF). The honor recognizes the Social Venture Fund as a collaborative and structured partnership of more than twenty funders from the United States and Israel. The fund has collectively allocated nearly $8 million to address one of the most important and sensitive issues … [Read more...] about SVF, Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality, Wins Shapiro Prize for Philanthropic Collaboration
By Jack Gottleib On March 14, 2018, as a part of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) Conference, Tel Aviv will finally unveil its newest attraction, the Independence Trail, at Independence Hall in celebration of Israel’s 70th year of independence. The new trail is modeled after Boston’s Freedom Trail. It will lead visitors to 13 significant sites around City Hall and Rothschild Boulevard. The Trail will offer guided tours, a self-guided tour … [Read more...] about Tel Aviv Independence Trail: a New Philanthropic Model for Sustainable Economic Development?
Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sarah worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses - including her 2016 Democratic National Convention speech and her political speeches during the 2016 campaign cycle. While at the White House, Sarah Hurwitz connected with Judaism, … [Read more...] about Former Obama Speechwriter speaks on Rich Jewish Content
By Gail Zucker Giving circles can be a powerful mechanism for pooling philanthropic resources and generating social impact. They are also known to be time-consuming, expensive and difficult to sustain. Despite these challenges, the Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society (SVF) is completing its first decade and continues to thrive. During this time, the SVF produced over $9 million of collective investment from 42 … [Read more...] about Collaborative Philanthropy at its Best: Generating a Decade of Impact