Nominations Open for 2023 Salita ERA and JJ Greenberg Prizes

I'm delighted to announce that nominations are now open for two important awards given by JFN:

The deadline for submitting nominations and completed applications for both these awards is Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET. Winners of both awards will be announced at the JFN 2023 International Conference, which takes place March 19-21 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Please nominate worthy research projects and foundation professionals, and be sure to spread the word among your friends and colleagues.

The Ilia Salita ERA

The Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA) celebrates the life and legacy of Ilia Salita z"l, an inspirational and beloved figure in the Jewish philanthropic world. The award, established by Genesis Philanthropy Group in honor of its longtime CEO and President, is inspired by Ilia's passion for informed, data-driven philanthropy and his promotion of innovative applied research in many fields. 

The $15,000 Ilia Salita ERA recognizes research projects that are focused on concrete issues affecting Jewish communities, directly applicable to the work of Jewish funders and nonprofits, as well as creative in their subject and approach. Visit our website to learn more about the award and last year's winning project by Tufts University Professor Eitan Hersh, and to nominate a research project.

The JJ Greenberg (z"l) Memorial Award

This award was created and endowed by J.J.'s family, friends, and colleagues following his untimely death in a traffic accident in 2002, when he was only 36. It is presented annually to an individual who, like J.J., has exemplified the highest of Jewish values and the relentless pursuit of excellence in all aspects of life.

Recent honorees include Tova Katz of the One8 Foundation, Jonathan Horowitz of The Klarman Family Foundation, and Shayna Rose Triebwasser of the Righteous Persons Foundation.

Recipients of the J.J. Greenberg Memorial Award receive an item of Judaica and $10,000 to be used for professional development or tzedakah. 

Nominate someone for the JJ Greenberg Memorial Award here.

Please submit completed nominations by Wednesday, November 9, at 5 p.m. ET.

If you have any questions about these awards, please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].