Sheatufim – The Israel Center for promoting Civil Society, hosted a delegation from the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) – including participants in the Fundraising University program. These delegates are senior professionals working for JFNA in fundraising and developing resources in the Jewish communities in North America. The purpose of visiting Sheatufim was exposure to private Israeli philanthropy and to create opportunities with Israeli donors, in order for the participants to return to their communities spreading awareness about the formation and development of native Israeli philanthropy, and to facilitate cooperation with local philanthropists on new endeavors. Participants were afforded behind-the-scenes views of two Israeli funds: The Lautman Fund, hosted by Noam Lautman and Yael Neeman; and The Gandyr Fund presented by Noa Yovel Maoz and Dr. Ronit Amit. In another meeting, Shuki Ehrlich and Maya Lapid Edut spoke about the “Committed to Give” initiative to the visitors from the federation. In conclusion, the Chairman of Sheatufim, Ronny Douek opened the discussion to a new paradigm in the relations between the Jewish communities and Israeli philanthropists.
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