Touching the world of Jewish philanthropy, here are a few items appearing on other Web sites you may find of interest. from The Jerusalem Post: US Jewish leader: Israel must take more financial responsibility US Jews expect Israel to accept more financial responsibility for its needs, Rebecca Caspi, senior vice president and director general operations of UJC-Israel, said Wednesday. Caspi said that due to the economic crisis, Israel … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Around the Jewish Web
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The Jewish Funders Network announced today the launch of a Crisis Loan Fund to assist nonprofits harmed by the Madoff Ponzi scheme. With an initial pool of $5 million, The Crisis Loan Fund will provide bridge financing and interest subsidies to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits facing budget shortfalls as a result of the scheme. The fund was created through a collaboration of JFN members. JFN has also launched a Pro Bono Resource Bank that offers … [Read more...] about JFN Announces $5 Million for Nonprofits in Crisis
As we posted earlier this evening, in a ground-breaking move, the UJC/Federation system is considering a plan to end their exclusive funding relationship with the Jewish Agency and the Joint. Here are the letters, in full, between Richard Pearlstone and the UJC leadership. Re: The UJC Strategic Working Group Recommendations Dear Kathy, Joe and Howard: This letter is written with regret at a time that the very fiscal survival of the Jewish … [Read more...] about The JAFI/UJC Letters
In a ground-breaking move, the UJC/Federation system is considering a plan to end their exclusive funding relationship with the Jewish Agency and the Joint. More information coming shortly. update: correspondence between JAFI's Richard Pearlstone and the UJC's leadership can be found here - The JAFI/UJC Letters … [Read more...] about JAFI/JDC Future Funding Up for Discussion
Colleges and universities in America are big business - and big recipients of fundraising dollars. Despite this, it is unusual for the day to day business of these institutions to make the front page of major newspapers, let alone the major philanthropy trade press. Two recently concluded and public cases involved Princeton University and Fisk University. Princeton's multi-year and very public legal dispute with a donors family, heirs to … [Read more...] about Madoff – Lurking in the Background at Brandeis
from Boston Magazine: Dispatch: Reversal of Fortune I found myself seated at one of the Boston tables. For months I had been going out almost every night, researching a book on Palm Beach society, and these social occasions had grown increasingly tedious. But the atmosphere this evening was electric. In half a century, the Jewish population in Palm Beach had gone from a ghettoized minority to the island's indisputably dominant cultural and … [Read more...] about Madoff – For Those Who Can’t Get Enough