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A few highlights from Tanenbaum’s 2020 Gala!

“We have 43,000 students that have been educated and exposed to this program and over 600 faculty members in public schools. I’d love that to be every faculty member in every school, public or private.”
Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award, Marcy Syms, President and Founding Trustee, Sy Syms Foundation, on her support of Tanenbaum’s curricula, Religions In My Neighborhood.

“The work you are doing…is amazing because I really do feel it reflects America’s true values. America is a secular country that should fight for inclusion, irrespective of race, color, creed, class, or religion.”
Media Bridge Builder Award, Hasan Minhaj, Host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

“Religion is a core identity and over 80% of the world identifies as religious. Tanenbaum is important because we understand this and we address it. My hope is that it will go from strength to strength, that it will further its global impact and more people will be treated equitably, with dignity and with respect.”
Visionary Award, Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO, Tanenbaum


Dear Tanenbaum Community,

Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have shared an amazing night with you all. Our first live Virtual Gala was an exciting, new and fun way to keep our annual tradition, and we could not have done it without all of you! And thank you all for your patience with some of our tech glitches.

Many people tuned into our livestream last night as we honored Marcy Syms, Hasan Minhaj, and our very own Joyce Dubensky. While we are physically distanced, socially we came together, from across the globe, united in our belief that a world that respects religious differences is so very much needed now.

Thank you for your donations last night to the Visionary Fund in honor of Joyce Dubensky! It’s not too late to help fortify Tanenbaum’s innovative programs and projects with a gift. Text to pledge is available at (347) 970-2803.

I hope that you all enjoyed the show and had a good chuckle or two, and we thank you for continuing to stand with us as we forge ahead in our mission and work to promote justice and build respect for religious differences.

Until next time, 

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

Marcy Syms

Marcy Syms, Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award, President and Founding Trustee, Sy Syms Foundation

Dear Friends,

We are extremely excited to honor Marcy Syms as Tanenbaum’s 2020 Philanthropic Bridge Builder.

An exceptional advocate for learning, Marcy’s personal support of Tanenbaum’s education program – coupled with grants from the Sy Syms Foundation – spans more than 25 years. Most recently, Marcy and the Sy Syms Foundation were integral to making Tanenbaum’s innovative K–6 curriculum Religions in My Neighborhood, free and available for any educator.

Because of her commitment to, and belief in our work, Religions in My Neighborhood now gives educators structured lessons in building respectful classrooms to counter bullying and encourage understanding across religious differences. So far, educators and advocates serving more than 43,000 students have downloaded the curriculum to teach young people respect for differences.

In addition to her passion for education, Marcy’s dedication to equal rights, women’s rights, public radio, and science and the arts, has made her an exceptional philanthropic leader.

Please join us on May 27th as we honor Marcy, Tanenbaum’s 2020 Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award recipient, at our Gala, live-streamed from New York!

To purchase tickets, ads or make a donation, click here. We look forward to sharing this exciting event with you!