Prize philanthropy: genesis prize and other awards set social agenda

“This prize is an action-oriented award; it allows the laureate to make a difference. The Foundation gives the laureate an opportunity to ‘re-gift’ the funds to a worthy cause."

March 22, 2018 20:17
STEVE RAKITT, president, Genesis Prize Foundation and Jill Smith, senior adviser to the chai

STEVE RAKITT, president, Genesis Prize Foundation and Jill Smith, senior adviser to the chairman, Genesis Prize Foundation. (photo credit: NATASHA KUPERMAN)


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‘Jewish tradition teaches us to stand up for what is right,” actress, director and social activist Natalie Portman told a room of feminists earlier this month in Tel Aviv.

Speaking via video at a symposium sponsored by Jewish Women’s Funding Network, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Dafna Fund on International Women’s Day, the 2018 Genesis Prize laureate said she plans to use her prize platform and funds to “raise awareness about issues we all care passionately about.”


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