The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal

A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP

“My father was the most disciplined person on the planet. He set very high standards for himself and was determined to build this Foundation for his community.” - SUSAN LEVINE

OUR STORY

ARTHUR'S DREAM AND LEGACY

The Foundation has evolved into a recognized leader among philanthropic foundations, managing over $1 billion in assets while keeping overhead low and expertise high

In 1971 a group of Montreal Jewish leaders, headed by the visionary late Arthur Pascal C.M., recognized the need for the Jewish community to have a contingency fund in case of emergencies. Their goal was to build an endowment fund, the interest from which would be used to support innovative and necessary new programs, while leaving the capital in place for future generations.

That year the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal was incorporated – a charitable organization established to raise and accept funds through endowments, bequests and other planned giving programs. 14 presidents and 3 executive directors later, the Foundation has evolved into a recognized leader among philanthropic foundations, managing over $1 billion in assets while keeping overhead low and expertise high. Committed to promoting philanthropy and helping families achieve their goals, the Foundation has become a trusted partner for its caring clients and the hundreds of organizations that benefit from their generosity.

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