Sidney and Lisa Glenner

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: GlenCrest, nursing home owner 

JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Community, Israel

OVERVIEW: Sidney Glenner and his wife Lisa move their philanthropy through the Sidney & Lisa Glenner Foundation. They support the Jewish community in Chicagoland and beyond. The foundation's individual grants are small but spread across many grantees. The family supports a range of schools, religious, and community institutions.

BACKGROUND: Sidney Glenner is based in the Chicago area and owns and manages a number of nursing homes. 


EDUCATION & YOUTH: An important grantee is Telshe Yeshiva Chicago, attended by all of Glenner's children, as well as some grandchildren and nephews. Other grantees are Agudah Day Camp, Bais Yaakov High School, Birthright Israel Foundation, Camp Moshava, Chicago Torah Network, Hebrew Theological College, and Rabbi Jacob Joseph School. 

COMMUNITY: The family created The Sidney and Lisa Glenner Keshet GADOL Program, a "community-based day program for adults with special needs," in Skokie, Illinois. The forces here are personal, as the Glenners have a family member with special needs. Other grantees include Raanana Community Kollel, Phoenix Community Kollel, Center for Jewish History, Jewish Sacred Society of Chicago, Jewish Federation of Chicago, and Jewish Outreach Initiative Orlando. 

ISRAEL: The family supports organizations that work in or for Israel, including Central Fund of Israel, American Society of Yad Vashem, and American Friends of Amit Foundation. AMIT "enables Israel's youth to realize their potential and strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children."

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the family's broad and steady support of the Jewish community to continue.


Applications should be submitted in written form.

Sidney Glenner
5454 Fargo Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 674-5454


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