We are very proud of our colleague, David Feldberg, our centre’s managing director. Recently, David was dinner chair for his friend, Ottawa lawyer and philanthropist Lawrence Greenspon who was honoured at an annual Jewish National Fund Negev Dinner. The dinners honour individuals who have demonstrated excellence in community leadership as well as dedication to Israel. The evenings also raise funds for projects in Israel, to be chosen by the honouree.
“Larry’s kindness and concern for others is an inspiration to all who know him,” says David. “He doesn’t see people by religion, colour or creed. He sees everybody just as people, and he treats everybody very kindly.” It was Lawrence who started the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Nordic Walk for Cancer Survivorship, which our centre supported for many years.
The sold-out dinner brought together leaders in the Jewish community and broader community to corporate sponsors to professional fundraisers from non-profit organizations.