Spirited Commitment: The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation

Spirited Commitment: The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation

by Roderick MacLeod, Eric John Abrahamson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773537104

ISBN-13: 9780773537101

Pub. Date: 04/16/2010

Publisher: Mcgill-Queens University Press


Showing how the SSBFF has balanced its commitments to Jewish charitable causes and to Canadian culture, Spirited Commitment explores how the Foundation dealt with the challenge of respecting the wishes of its famous founders while still making a difference in contemporary Canadian society. A detailed account of the Foundation's numerous programs over three decades…  See more details below

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Showing how the SSBFF has balanced its commitments to Jewish charitable causes and to Canadian culture, Spirited Commitment explores how the Foundation dealt with the challenge of respecting the wishes of its famous founders while still making a difference in contemporary Canadian society. A detailed account of the Foundation's numerous programs over three decades - including the Centre for Cultural Management and the Saidye Bronfman Centre - Spirited Commitment highlights the innovations that SSBFF grants have led to in the arts, community development, and scientific research. An illuminating and vibrant portrait of the personalities, motivations, and strategies behind the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation, Spirited Commitment is a revealing, insightful account of the inner workings of philanthropic foundations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773537101
Publisher:
Mcgill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
04/16/2010
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Hilary Pearson Pearson, Hilary

Acknowledgments

Chronology

Bronfman Family Tree

Illustrations

Introduction Acorns 3

One Family Fortune, Personal Philanthropy 17

Two Sam and Saidye and the Rise of Canadian Philanthropy 46

Three Professional Management 69

Four Hobday and the Years of Transition 97

Five A Free-Standing Institution 120

Six The Saidye Bronfman Centre 159

Seven Learning Disabilities 190

Eight One Voice: A National Association for Canada's Seniors 202

Nine Cultural Management and Arts Stabilization 221

Ten Heritage: Urban Issues 243

Eleven Crafts 278

Twelve Passing the Torch 291

Conclusion 311

Appendices 315

Notes 321

Bibliography 363

Index 373

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