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Megan Bell Named Farash Foundation Director of Grants and Programs

August 1, 2019

Farash Foundation News Release August 1st, 2019   Megan Bell has been named Director of Grants and Programs for the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. Executive Director of the Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation in Rochester since 2010, Bell…

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Artist Archie Rand Named 2020 Farash Fellow

June 10, 2019

Farash Foundation/MAG News release June 10th, 2019   Celebrated painter and muralist Archie Rand has been named the next Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture, sponsored by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. As he begins his…

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Farash Foundation Brings Wexner Heritage Program to Rochester

March 6, 2019

Farash Foundation News Release March 6th, 2019   The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation is partnering with the acclaimed Wexner Heritage Program to encourage, inspire, and further develop the future leaders of Rochester’s Jewish community. This initiative is designed for a…

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Martin Weingarten Wins 2018 Farash Prize

November 7, 2018

Farash Foundation News Release November 7th, 2018   Martin Weingarten, the founder and former president of the Center for Youth, has been awarded the 2018 Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship sponsored by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. The prize is…

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Acclaimed Author Amos Oz Comes to Rochester; Inaugurates Farash Fellows Program

February 14, 2017

Farash Foundation News Release February 14th, 2017   The widely-acclaimed, best-selling Israeli author Amos Oz will come to Rochester this spring as the inaugural Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture, sponsored by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable…

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Phyllis Korn Wins 2016 Farash Prize

November 1, 2016

Farash Foundation News Release November 1st, 2016   Phyllis Korn, an inveterate champion for the rights of domestic abuse victims, has been awarded the 2016 Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship sponsored by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. The prize is…

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Foundation Announces 2016 Prize Finalists

October 6, 2016

Farash Foundation News Release October 6th, 2016   Four finalists have been selected for the 2016 Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship, sponsored by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. The prize carries a $100,000 award to the winner’s affiliated nonprofit organization….

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Farash Foundation Makes Grants to Local Arts Organizations

July 27, 2016

Farash Foundation News Release July 27th, 2016   Arts and cultural organization throughout Greater Rochester are now receiving a second year of unrestricted grants from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation in a program designed to support the local groups, large…

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Nominations Now Open for 2016 Farash Prize

July 10, 2016

Farash Foundation News Release July 10th, 2016   Do you know an outstanding local social entrepreneur? The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2016 Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship, which carries a $100,000 award for the recipient’s…

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Foundation Offers $1.2 Million Arts and Cultural Gift Program

June 17, 2016

Farash Foundation News Release June 17th, 2016   All arts and cultural organizations in Monroe and Ontario counties will be eligible to receive annual gifts over a three-year period from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. The Foundation has allotted $1.2…

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