From J: The Jewish News of Northern California (October 6, 2021)
This article about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's first Jewish gifts -- and efforts to woo Jewish Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to support Jewish organizations -- quotes JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny.
With a few notable exceptions, Jewish Silicon Valley entrepreneurs like Zuckerberg have not emerged as major philanthropists in the local Jewish community. Andres Spokoiny, president of the Jewish Funders Network, said this was partly because many are not connected to their Jewish identity.
“To think that somebody who has been estranged from the Jewish community all their life is suddenly going to respond to an appeal because their name finishes in ‘berg’ is a mistake,” Spokoiny said.
Read the article by Dan Pine in J: The Jewish News of Northern California.Share