Michael Steinhardt and Sheldon Adelson for Birthright? Brooklyn’s own Michael Lichtenstein & Yechiel Lichtenstein? Or others? The Sidney Shapiro Prize for Excellence in Philanthropic Collaboration recognizes alliances of forward-thinking Jewish funders who collaborate to achieve collective impact in their chosen fields of interest. It honors philanthropists who are engaged in the kind of grant making exemplified by Sidney Shapiro, which was characterized as being responsive to real and pressing societal needs.

Shapiro, who died in 2007, was regarded as one of the leading lights of American Jewish philanthropy. Among his many endeavors, he also served as executive director of the Boston-based Levinson Foundation, and was a funder for Lilith magazine and the Coalition for Alternatives in Jewish Education.Developing philanthropic partnerships and collaborations remains a high value and priority of the Jewish Funders Network, and the Prize embodies this element of our work. This distinguished award recognizes the Jewish world’s alliances of forward-thinking Jewish funders who collaborate to achieve a collective impact in their chosen fields of interest.

At the JFN International Conference in Miami Beach on March 9-11, 2014, we will celebrate the Shapiro Prize winners by recognizing the partnerships that are playing a transformative role in the world of strategic Jewish philanthropy. Recipients will be presented with a plaque recognizing their achievement.

More information can be viewed at:

http://www.jfunders.org/jfn-programming/awards-prizes/sidney-shapiro-prize-excellence-philanthropic-collaboration


SOURCE http://www.jewocity.com/blog/who-will-win-prize-for-excellence-in-philanthropic-collaboration/10475
 


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