Introducing Another Honoree!

Former Muslim supremacist Mubin Shaikh, former white supremacist Arno Michaelis, former Tanenbaum CEO, Joyce Dubensky and Seeds of Peace Program Director, Kiran Thadhani come together for a Courageous Conversation supported by Nissan Foundation on the power of dialogue to pull people away from extremism and towards respect.

Dear Friends,

We are so pleased to announce that Nissan Foundation will be the recipient of Tanenbaum’s Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award at this year’s Gala!

This award is given to organizations lifting up the non-profit sector through social change. Since its founding in 1992 to help bridge the deep societal divides brought to light after the Rodney King trial verdict, Nissan Foundation has been an exceptional leader in philanthropy, awarding more than $12 million to organizations working to build community by valuing diversity.

Students at Queens Community House learn about Chinese calligraphy through a project supported by Nissan Foundation that used Tanenbaum’s World Olympics curriculum to teach students the value of diversity.

Nissan Foundation has been a critical Tanenbaum partner in promoting justice and building respect for religious difference since 2013. Together, we have impacted thousands of students, educators and community leaders with needed resources for diversity, including our Combating Extremism campaign and World Olympics curriculum. We would not be as successful as we have been without Nissan Foundation’s help, so join us in celebrating their accomplishments on June 3rd!

Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum



Support Religious Diversity Education

Dear Friends, 

With your support, Tanenbaum powerfully impacts the educational landscape.

Recently we have been actively promoting Resolution 1257, an innovative resolution brought forth by New York City Councilmembers Daniel Dromm, Benjamin Kallos, and  Daneek Miller, calling for New York City’s Department of Education to implement religious literacy and diversity curriculum in K-12 schools and provide professional development in this area. We are so fortunate to join the Muslim Community Network, the Sikh Coalition, the Interfaith Center of New York on this initiative!

Simultaneously, we have been finalizing the second editions of our impactful Religions in My Neighborhood and World Olympics curriculums which will be released in the coming weeks.

Please support us in our efforts to ensure that young people have the social and emotional skills necessary to respect the differences among them by contributing to this year’s Peace Made Possible Gala, and plan to join us on June 3rd, 2021!

Click here for our Gala webpage with ticket and sponsorship info. I look forward to seeing you there!

Stay active and educated in Tanenbaum’s future!

With my warmest regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum



Watch Rev. Mark Fowler Speak in Support of Resolution 1257

Join Rev. Mark Fowler, CEO Tanenbaum at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 4th, as he speaks in support of Resolution 1257!

Resolution 1257 calls on the NYC Department of Education to offer age-appropriate religious literacy and diversity curricula to all K-12 students and to provide professional development for teachers in this area.

Rev. Mark Fowler be a guest speaker on behalf of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding at a press conference to announce Res. 1257 and to call on the City Council to support religious diversity education. He will be joined by faith leaders, community organizations, City Council Members, and K-12 educators.

We invite you to attend this press conference on Zoom this Thursday, March 4th, at 10:00 A.M. You may register for the event at to receive the Zoom link and passcode you will need to join.

Join us to fight hate crimes and bias incidents with religious diversity education!