NEW YORK, NY: —The Hadassah Foundation is pleased to announce that philanthropist and businessman Moshe Silagi has donated $1,000,000 to create the Andrea Silagi Fund for Education, Awareness and Action. The Fund honors his late wife, a former Foundation board member, a longtime member of its parent organization, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and a passionate advocate for young women and education.
The mission of the Andrea Silagi Fund is to help women and girls live healthy, informed and productive lives. The Fund will make grants to educational programs, particularly ones that serve women and girls who have lived through war, abuse or other traumatic experiences; who live at or below the poverty line; or who are members of Israel’s minority or underserved populations or live on the country’s geographic periphery.
A lifelong proponent of education, Andrea Silagi was a teacher who worked in both Jewish and secular settings. The Milken Family Foundation honored her with its Jewish Educator Award, which recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to Jewish and secular education.
Mrs. Silagi believed that education is a powerful agent of change, helping people live more satisfying lives, improving society by increasing social stability and driving long-term economic growth. She was equally committed to Judaism, which views education as both an obligation and an essential part of a full life.
A Life Member of Hadassah, Mrs. Silagi held more than 26 local, regional and national leadership positions over the course of 30 years as a member of the organization. Moshe Silagi, who is president of the California-based Silagi Development & Management, is a member of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates, a group of 35,000 men who are partners of Hadassah...
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The Hadassah Foundation invests in social-change organizations that empower women and girls in Israel and the United States. As one of the largest Jewish women’s funds in the United States, The Hadassah Foundation has awarded $11 million in grants to over 110 non-profit organizations and brought increased attention to issues impacting women and girls. For additional information, including a list of all past grantees visit hadassahfoundation.org.