Philanthropy

Apr 042019
 

Cross-posted on eJewishPhilanthropy By Yossi Prager More than ten years ago, AVI CHAI received a report from Professor Joel Fleishman recommending best practices for spend-down foundations. One recommendation was that AVI CHAI invests ambitiously in building the organizational strength of our key grantees, including helping them plan for long-term financial sustainability. We took the advice and incorporated

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Mar 262019
 
Remarks by Joel Einleger at Ramah Leadership Convening

It’s wonderful to be here.  I’ve met some of the people in the room over the years, especially the directors, and had the pleasure of visiting almost every Ramah.  I’m delighted to tell you why AVI CHAI was an enthusiastic supporter of the Ramah movement, but I’d first like to tell you a little about

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Remarks by Mem Bernstein at JFN 2019

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Mar 202019
 
Remarks by Mem Bernstein at JFN 2019

Cross-posted at eJewishPhilanthropy.com By: Mem Bernstein Thank you, Andres. It is truly an honor to be here. I want to thank the JFN staff and leadership past and present. Your optimism, your creativity and your guidance has inspired and enriched us all. Speaking to you here in San Francisco as AVI CHAI approaches the end

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Feb 212019
 

By: Susan Kardos Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. [As The AVI CHAI Foundation prepares to sunset, a year-long series from their staff about philanthropic lessons learned.] About ten years ago we, at The AVI CHAI Foundation, set out to determine our spend-down strategy for our Jewish day school work, which we have been documenting and sharing here. Our intention was to

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Giving Away Knowledge, Free of Charge

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Jan 172019
 

This piece is cross-posted in eJewishPhilanthropy. By Deena K. Fuchs I woke up January 1st with an uneasy feeling. It was officially the first day of the last year of The AVI CHAI Foundation’s grantmaking. This is not the time, nor the place to go into how that feels and the myriad conflicting thoughts that go

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Re-digging the Wells of the Day School Field

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Dec 202018
 
Re-digging the Wells of the Day School Field

Cross-posted from eJewish Philanthropy Courtesy: JCDS-Boston’s Jewish Community Day School By Deena K. Fuchs When I joined the AVI CHAI Foundation, a little more than 18 years ago, one of the first events I participated in was a Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) Donor Assembly. It was a well-received effort to bring together

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Mem Bernstein: “Passing the Baton”

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Nov 202018
 
Mem Bernstein: “Passing the Baton”

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy Mem Bernstein, Chairman of The AVI CHAI Foundation, delivered the following key note address at the recent Day School Investor Summit, convened by Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, November 11-12 at the Ritz Carlton-Bal Harbour. More than 100 philanthropists dedicated to growing the day school field were in attendance. *** I

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Sep 172018
 

This article is cross-posted in eJewishPhilanthropy. By Michael S. Berger and Leah N. Meir For many Jews around the world, the past week has been intense. Rosh Hashana ushered in a period of self-evaluation and, hopefully, triggered an impulse to improve. In just a day or two, Yom Kippur, with its solemn intensity, will set the stage for

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Aug 232018
 

This piece is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. By Deena Fuchs At a recent gathering, conversation turned to AVI CHAI’s impending spend-down at the close of 2019. A number of colleagues expressed interest in hearing more about the spend-down and its implications. I was actually surprised by the request for more information. Since announcing the spend-down more

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