Sidney and Lisa Glenner

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: GlenCrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 

JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Community, Israel

OVERVIEW: Sidney Glenner and his wife Lisa give through their 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 GlenCrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


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, Raanana Community Kollel, Phoenix Community Kollel, and the 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 impetus here was personal, as the Glenners have a family member with special needs. Other grantees include the 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, steady support of the Jewish community to continue, in modest amounts to most organizations.


Applications should be submitted in written form.

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


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