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Spring Event

 

 

Thanks to everyone who made Thursday night matter by attending Party With A Purpose. We’re pleased to announce that in addition to our Brandeis community having lots of fun during a very special evening, we raised over $100,000 for our tuition assistance program!

We are so appreciative of everyone who donated their time, talent, and resources in support of the event. 
 
To see photos from the party, click here.

Make it Matter Honorees

Chip Edelsberg

Charles “Chip” Edelsberg, Ph.D., has spent his entire career working in the fields of education and philanthropy. In December 2016, he retired as the founding executive director of the Jim Joseph Foundation, an organization that invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. During his 11 year tenure, Dr. Edelsberg was instrumental in growing the organization’s initiatives to engage, educate, and inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives. The Foundation has awarded more than $400 million in grants to Jewish education programs for children, teens, and young adults since its founding in 2006. Dr. Edelsberg has been dedicated to supporting and enriching Jewish learning and has touched the lives of thousands of young people who have benefited from his tireless dedication. 

Brandeis Tzedek Program

Developed 18 (“chai”) years ago, this purposeful program integrates general and Judaic studies in a meaningful exploration of tzedakah (charity) and justice. Throughout the 18 years, Brandeis seventh grade students have researched and awarded thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations. The Brandeis Tzedek Program has been recognized on a national level in the 2015 book The Opposite of Spoiled by New York Times columnist Ron Lieber and more recently in his December 17, 2016 New York Times Your Money column. Mr. Lieber describes our program as the “best school-based giving program I’ve ever encountered.”

Speaking on behalf of the program will be grant recipient, Child Abuse Prevention Center’s Executive Director, Katie Albright.