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The Hobart Group / Shlomo Ben-Haim

Shlomo Ben-Haim is a professor of medicine, physics and bio-physics. He is also a philanthropist and was BTF’s first major investor. In 2014, Shlomo gave a multi-million philanthropic gift for the establishment of a new Harvard Medical School endowed professorship. Today is founder and co-chairman of the Hobart Group and continues to provide philanthropic investments around the world.

The Landa Fund / Patsy Landa

Patsy Landa, co-founder of the Landa Fund commits her time, efforts and resources towards the creation of a fairer and more just society, specifically the advancement of equal opportunity through education as well as civic equality for all of Israel’s citizens, Jew and Arab alike. In addition, Patsy actively supports various organizations committed to social justice, equal opportunity and shared citizenship. She serves on various boards and holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Bar Ilan University.

The Jewish Federations of North America

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) represents 146 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually and through planned giving and endowment programs to support social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning)

The Community Innovation Network

The Community Innovation Network is part of the Poverty Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The center serves as a network of networks, drawing together the growing number of strength-based and innovative approaches to community change. In a spirit of abundance, practitioners, researchers and communities have access to multiple change models, their professional networks and tools, and capacity building opportunities. These are both in-person and web-based, where users can browse through biographies and contact information of current thought leaders and learn more about their work. Additionally, users are able to learn more about practitioners in the field and find a list of events, opportunities, meet-ups, and conferences and non-conference gatherings, where they can connect with those individuals.

The Israel Association of Community Centers

The Israel Association of Community Centers (IACC), aims to build and develop a nationwide network of sustainable local communities, contributing to a strong and resilient society, enabling each person to feel significant and become a partner in his or her community. The IACC is dedicated to the development and management of advanced complementary educational frameworks, lifelong learning, and equally and comprehensively serving community members with special needs, with a community approach and for a continuum of ages. IACC operates a nationwide network of 700 community centers that serve millions of residents in more than 200 local authorities from all sectors and populations of Israeli society.

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