A Look Inside the Sidney & Lisa Glenner Foundation’s Chicago-Area Jewish Giving

A Look Inside the Sidney & Lisa Glenner Foundation’s Chicago-Area Jewish Giving

Based in suburban Skokie, the Sidney and Lisa Glenner Foundation has consistently maintained a low profile. To help Chicago-area grantseekers know this funder a bit better, here are a few insights about the Glenner’s charitable giving.

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They Did Well on Broadway. Now This Couple is Giving for Jewish Ethics and Social Justice

They Did Well on Broadway. Now This Couple is Giving for Jewish Ethics and Social Justice

Ruth and Stephen Hendel are best known for backing award-winning plays and musicals, but they’ve also long supported Jewish causes. Their biggest gift yet will establish a new center for ethics and justice at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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As Funders Abandon Support for Jewish Arts and Culture, Nonprofits Are Closing

As Funders Abandon Support for Jewish Arts and Culture, Nonprofits Are Closing

There’s a growing graveyard of now-defunct Jewish culture organizations which have died for want of sustaining financial support. Jewish arts leaders say their field is in terminal decline as philanthropists shift their attention to other causes.

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She Took on a Powerful Male Donor. Now She'll be Leading a Top Jewish Feminist Organization

She Took on a Powerful Male Donor. Now She'll be Leading a Top Jewish Feminist Organization

Sheila Katz, who struggled for four years to get mega-philanthropist held accountable for his sexual harassment, was recently named the new president of the National Council of Jewish Women. Where’s NCJW heading? And who are its funders?

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Fallout: The Jewish Philanthropy World Reacts to Allegations Against a Top Donor

Fallout: The Jewish Philanthropy World Reacts to Allegations Against a Top Donor

This week’s New York Times article reporting that the Michael Steinhardt sexually harassed six different young women has been a focus of conversation across the Jewish nonprofit world. What are people saying? And how will the scandal affect Steinhardt’s giving and his grantees?

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A Unique Prize Taps Jewish Wisdom to Defend Democracy. Who Are the Winners?

A Unique Prize Taps Jewish Wisdom to Defend Democracy. Who Are the Winners?

The Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom looks to help people live better lives and shape a better world through the application of Jewish wisdom. For the second year in a row, the prize is backing work that shores up democratic institutions under attack.

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“Space to Lead.” Behind a Historic Gift for Jewish Girls’ Leadership

“Space to Lead.” Behind a Historic Gift for Jewish Girls’ Leadership

The international Jewish teen organization BBYO recently landed its largest gift ever from the Chicago industrialist Ted Perlman and his wife Harriette. The donation is another sign of rising interest in empowering girls and the backstory here goes back decades.

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Disability Is Not a Costume: A Jewish Funder Moves From Religion to Disability Advocacy

Disability Is Not a Costume: A Jewish Funder Moves From Religion to Disability Advocacy

Once considered just another Jewish funder, Ruderman Family Foundation has emerged as a leaderin the field of disability inclusion. Here's what RFF is doing locally in Boston—and nationally and globally..

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