39th Annual Meeting
A theatrical experienceGiven that this year’s honouree has a theatre named after him, it was only fitting that this year’s annual meeting be held at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. The tribute to Alvin Segal OC, the Foundation’s Man of the Year, was among the highlights of the event which also feted a year of growth.
President Barry Pascal presided. Joel Segal wore two hats - as JCF Senior Vice president and Alvin's son, who delivered an emotional tribute to his father.
"Dad you are a very special person.This community is a better place,
because of you.
...We love you and are so proud of what you have done and continue to do.
You will always be our “man of the year”.
Treasurer Michael Etinson reported that 2010 was a year of recovery. Total assets of the Foundation increased from $222 million to $253 million. More than $17 million in new endowment funds were received and the level of community allocations was maintained at more than $20 million.
In his president's address, Barry Pascal said, "The JCF was founded on the principle of providing for our community today and for generations to come."
"It's you-our donors-who have provided
the vision and direction for all our charitable endeavours.
Our mission is to provide you with the most innovative tools
to help make your philanthropic dreams a reality."
The evening culminated in a gala reception hosted by the Segal Centre.
The Annual Memorial for the Unforgotten was held prior to the Annual Meeting. Rabbi Marc Jablon of Congregation Beth Ora and Cantor Gideon Zelermyer of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim officiated. Rochelle Matus Posner offered words of tribute and consolation as she remembered her father, Victor Matus, who passed away recently.
All photos-always-courtesy of Howard Kay