Charity

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Phoenix Zoo receives $1,000,000 donation

The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo recently received a $1,000,000 donation from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The funds will directly support construction of the new African lion and spotted hyena one-acre habitat as one element of the zoo’s Capital Campaign: The Pride Campaign. The $12.1 million Pride Campaign consists of the…

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Let’s all celebrate #GivingTuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday (or #GivingTuesday). It is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and…

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Michael Bloomberg gives record $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins for financial aid

Pictured above: Michael R. Bloomberg speaks at the October 2014 dedication of Johns Hopkins University’s Malone Hall. Photo courtesy Will Kirk / Homewood Photography According to a post on Johns Hopkins University website, philanthropist, business leader and three-term New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will commit a record-breaking $1.8 billion to support undergraduate financial…

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Flowers for Food Drive

This year Arizona Flower Market is hosting its annual “Flowers for Food” donation drive by giving away 10,000 stems of sunflowers in exchange for collecting 10,000 food items by Thanksgiving. All proceeds benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix. As an effort to pay it forward, any customer who donates food will receive…

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Got mezuzah?

The mission statement of MyZuzah is simple, “MyZuzah believes in connecting and protecting all Jews by putting a mezuzah on the front door of every Jewish home. A touchpoint that unites all Jews, the mezuzah’s mystical power has connected and protected the Jewish people since the Exodus.” But how do you make sure that every…

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Major donors travel like VIPs

Pictured above: The Kanefsky family in front of the new American Embassy building in Jerusalem. From left, Lauren, Bari Steve, Larry (in front), Eva, Shari and Irwin Kanefsky. If you are a major donor to The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, you can benefit from the use of VIP Services when traveling to Israel and other…

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Israeli wine & philanthropy

Wine on the Vine Director Tatiana Hasson plants a grape vine at an Israeli vineyard. The grassroots program connects people all over the world with the flourishing world of Israeli wine. For $18 a grapevine is planted in a top Israeli winery of the donor’s choice. Wine on the Vine (wineonthevine.org) is the flagship program…

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