Arthur’s Dream and Legacy
In 1971 a group of Montreal Jewish leaders, led by the visionary Arthur Pascal z”l recognized the need for the Jewish community to have a contingency fund in case of emergencies. The goal was to build an endowment fund, the income from which would be used to support innovative and timely new programs, while leaving the capital in place for future generations. Over time, individuals and families began to turn to the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal to manage their endowment funds. The JCF established a donor-centric approach: listening to what donors wished to accomplish philanthropically while facilitating and supporting their charitable goals.
Today, the JCF is recognized as a center of excellence in smart philanthropy and planned giving. It has evolved into a hub for thousands of families who find value in centralizing their philanthropic giving in one place, while benefiting from expert advice on charitable giving in the most tax-wise and efficient manner.