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As we are all aware, community and organizational programming everywhere has experienced mass cancellation and postponement. We would like to let you know that if you have a current grant with the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, we are here to work with you if your timelines have suddenly changed.

If you have any questions regarding grants, please Click Here to get in contact with our Director of Operations & Grants, Marla Aronovitch.

 


 

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Funding the future. Changing lives.

 

The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba is a public foundation that manages a growing asset base that exceeds $137 million. The Foundation pools gifts from generous donors and permanently invests them.

The Foundation distributes earned income from the contributed capital of the fund; the capital base is never touched. Since its inception in 1964, the Foundation has distributed over $72 million in grants and scholarships in Winnipeg and across Canada.

Your gift to the Foundation will sustain and enhance a myriad of programs, services, and charitable agencies across the province and help ensure a strong and viable future for all Manitobans. Your gift to the Foundation will be your lasting legacy.







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September 15, 2020





JFM NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS


A Message From Your JFM Board Chair - CEO Announcement

by Richard L. Yaffe, Q.C. | Jan 30, 2020
Dear Friends,

The Board of Directors of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba (JFM) is very happy to announce the appointment of John Diamond as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will begin his new role on Monday, February 10, 2020.

As a lifelong resident of Winnipeg, John understands our Jewish community. John’s uncle, Samuel N. Cohen, was one of the original signatories to the JFM Charter in 1964. John has an appreciation of the importance of the JFM’s engagement with the new generation of Jewish youth and the need for creativity, modernization, and adaptation. 

John has been an active member of the volunteer community of Winnipeg for both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, including serving on the allocations committee of the Jewish Federation, the “Y” sports annual dinner committee, Chairman of the Board of Versatech Industries (now Imagine-abilities), the alumni board of St. John’s Ravenscourt School, and a leader, coach, and mentor for Challenger Baseball Manitoba.

John completed his B.A. from the University of Winnipeg in 1989 before earning his LL.B. (Hons) from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law (1995-1996) and the University of Sheffield, England School of Law (1993-1996).

John practiced law at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman from 1997 to 1999. From 1999 to 2007, John served as a Private Client Manager for high net worth clients at Assante Asset Management, managing 140 client families with assets in excess of $200,000,000. John served as a Senior Account Executive with Walton International, at the time one of the largest real estate companies in North America specializing in land holdings and development. 

In 2014, John was sought out to be the president of Threshold Mortgage Corporation, a large independent mortgage firm. In 2017, John and his team started a new company called Excelus Financial Inc., a unique online independent financial education and credit building organization, where John has been Managing Director.

John is married to Dr. Heather Diamond, and together they are the parents of three boys: Ben, Alex, and Jake.

With my best regards,

Richard L. Yaffe, Q.C.
Chair
Jewish Foundation of Manitoba