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Message: Foundation Giving in 2015

January 13, 2016

Farash Foundation News Release January 13th, 2016   A Transition in Grantmaking Observing the wishes of its founders, the Farash Foundation continues to place the highest priority on education, entrepreneurship, and Jewish life. Within that framework, the Trustees and staff periodically review…

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Awards Announced for Synagogues, Jewish Education, Camping Scholarships

December 5, 2014

Farash Foundation News Release December 5th, 2014   End-of-year gifts from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation to area synagogues and Jewish educational programs will total more than $1 million, the Foundation has announced. Additionally, an initial gift of more than…

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Sr. Christine Wagner Wins 2014 Farash Prize

November 5, 2014

Farash Foundation News Release November 5th, 2014   Sister Christine Wagner, co-founder and executive director of St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center, has won the 2014 Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship, the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation announced tonight in ceremonies at the…

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Finalists Announced for 2014 Farash Prize

October 22, 2014

Farash Foundation News Release October 22nd, 2014   Finalists for the 2014 Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship have been announced by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. The winner, whose affiliated nonprofit organization will receive $100,000, will be announced Wednesday, Nov….

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Institute for Jewish Education: New Developments

June 12, 2014

A message from from Nathan J. Robfogel, Board Chair, and Hollis S. Budd, Executive Director June 12th, 2014   Today, after a thorough review, and in consideration of divergent interests among the partners for the proposed campus for Jewish education, the Board…

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$1 Million in Grants Awarded to Charter Schools

April 9, 2014

Farash Foundation News Release April 9th, 2014   The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1 million to six charter schools in Rochester. Four of the grants involve new schools planning to open later this year. The grants…

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Five Arts Groups Receive $100,000 for Collaborative Projects

November 27, 2013

Farash Foundation News Release November 27th, 2013   The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation has awarded $100,000 each to five Rochesterarea arts organizations for projects that require multiple partners and activities—and that promise intriguing results. The Foundation’s request for proposal was…

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Foundation Begins Charter School Initiative

July 19, 2013

Farash Foundation News Release July 9th, 2013   The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation will award up to $1 million in seed money for new charter schools in Monroe and Ontario counties. The Foundation is offering grants up to $500,000 each…

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New Campus to Serve as Lifelong Learning Center

May 20, 2013

Farash Foundation News Release May 20th, 2013   After extensive, wide-ranging conversations within Greater Rochester’s Jewish community, the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation will create a Campus for Jewish Education dedicated exclusively to lifelong Jewish education. The $10.5 million facility will…

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Inaugural Farash Community Lecture Announced at HWS

January 31, 2013

Hobart and William Smith Colleges News Release January 31st, 2013   Award-winning writer and scholar James Carroll will present one of his widely acclaimed lectures, “No War is Holy: Saying No to God-sanctioned Violence,” as the special guest of the inaugural Max…

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