The Governors of the Foundation for the YM-YWHA gratefully acknowledge the support of the Y's many friends who have contributed to the Foundation over the past 32 years. The mission of the Foundation is to use the annual revenue derived from investment of our capital base to help the Y enrich the quality of life in our vibrant Montreal Jewish Community.
You can help guarantee the Y's existence for generations to come by creating a trust fund in our Foundation or by adding to your existing fund.
Where our future grows
The Y exists to build community, to provide invaluable services to every individual, to develop leadership, and to shape the future in our youth. By supporting the Y, you are improving your city one child at a time.
"All of us who grew up at the ' Y ' know how important it is to the Jewish community. Not only does it provide a place for the less fortunate to participate and be a part of the community, but, by providing a Jewish ambiance, it helps us all maintain our 5000 year old traditions." Rickey Blatt, President, Locatel & President YM-YWHA 2003-2005
“We became the annual sponsors of the successful Y Golf Tournament – a fundraiser to build a Scholarship fund to enable those young people who are underprivileged children to participate in the many programs offered at the Y. It is our greatest pleasure to host this tournament. This scholarship or bursary is designed so that the funding of the needy recipients is totally anonymous so that there could not be any discrimination amongst youngsters.” Ned Goodman, Chairman, Dynamic Funds Ltd. President & CEO, Dundee Corporation
“The Y is committed to ensuring that our youth of today become the leaders of tomorrow. The Y plays its part in creating opportunities for young people so that they can build crucial skills that will help them become self-sufficient.” Louis Grossbaum, FCA, Senior Partner, Wasserman, Stotland, Bratt, Grossbaum Chartered Accountants & President YM-YWHA 2007
“Health and Fitness are core ‘Y’ activities. They align perfectly with our mission. BODYBUILDING IS IMPORTANT FOR NATION BUILDING The vibrant Montreal Jewish Community Centre is very worthy of our support. It brings our motto to life through its focus on healthy bodies, sound relationships and strong communities.” Ben Weider, CM, CQ, SBStJ, PhD, Founder & Honorary Life President, IFBB
“The Y gives to the community an unparalleled spirit that no other institution can equal.” Victor Salem, President, Saletex Inc.
“Y services and need is an ever changing tapestry. Over the years, the Y, as our only Jewish Community Centre, has stepped forward when a particular need became apparent and I am certain the Y will continue to do so as the Community’s needs evolve." Bill Bell, President, William Bell Insurance Services Inc.
“The Y; a vital link in the Community, the living room, a place of activity, comfort and opportunity to be involved." Janis Levine, Co-President & Executive Officer, La Fondation Henry and Berenice Kaufmann Foundation.
"To Jewish Montrealers, the Y is a warm, welcoming home in which to fulfill their physical and cultural needs." Ian Karper, President, Adorable Junior Garments, Chairman, Financial Resource Development
To make a donation, please call Elizabeth Kennell at 514-737-6551, ex. 224