Funder Stories (Video Series)

The Funder Stories video series was produced for Jewish Funders Network in partnership with ELI Talks. JFN members recorded these personal stories about what giving means in their lives at the JFN 2019 International Conference.

Igal Jusidman: Learning to be in partnership

Igal Jusidman, CEO of Keren Daniel, shares his story of learning to see himself not just as a funder, but as a real partner with the organizations he funds.

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Ami Aronson: My Grandfather's Legacy, My Generation's Mindset

Ami Aronson, Executive Director of the Bernstein Family Foundation, explains the legacy of philanthropy she inherited from her grandfather, and how his passions combine with her next-generation perspectives and priorities to move into the future.

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Alisa Doctoroff: Learning to see myself as a philanthropist

Alisa Doctoroff, past board president of UJA-Federation of New York, says philanthropy wasn't something she inherited, but it will be part of her legacy.

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Suzanne Dryan Felson: Millennials are desperately looking for meaning

"Older generations often think of Millennials as flighty and flaky. They are not. Millennials often think of Judaism as foreign, archaic, and not meaningful. It is not."

Suzanne Dryan Felson shares her story of delving deeply into the world of Millennial Jews, and explains why Millennials are ready to pick up the torch of Jewish knowledge and tradition, if it is delivered to them differently.

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Shira Ruderman: What does it take to create a legacy? (Funder Stories)

Shira Ruderman explains why we shouldn't confuse money with legacy, and why legacy should matter to all funders.

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Scott Berrie: To make change, look farther upstream (Funder Stories)

Scott Berrie shares the moving story of his father's legacy, his father's death, and how his family has shifted their philanthropy in order to move from treating symptoms to addressing the entire ecosystem.

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Shula Mozes: Giving is easy; talking about giving is hard. (Funder Stories)

Welcome to the first in a series of Funder Stories videos produced in partnership with ELI Talks. JFN members recorded these personal stories about what giving means in their lives at the JFN 2019 International Conference.

Shula Mozes explains why giving is easy, why talking about giving is more uncomfortable, and why we have to talk about it anyway.

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