Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies donations made to Brandeis University

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Donations URL
Page on philosophy informing donations
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Brief history:

Full donor page for donor Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

Basic donee information

Facebook page brandeisuniversity
Twitter usernameBrandeisU
Wikipedia page
Instagram usernamebrandeisuniversity

Full donee page for donee Brandeis University

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 1 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
1 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2016
(filter this donor) 1 10,000.00 10,000.00
Total 1 10,000.00 10,000.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (1 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
10,000.0012016-- ACBP established The Institute for Informal Jewish Education (IJE) at Brandeis University with the mission to support Jewish educators in creating meaningful Jewish experiences. Brandeis University- Institute for Informal Jewish Education: Changing the landscape of informal Jewish education in North America by strengthening the field, supporting leading educators, and developing and testing innovative programs. ACBP funded one project in particular called the Seminar in Professional Leadership, a major innovation in professional training for informal Jewish educators. It built the first professional network in the field to cross denominational and organizational lines, encouraging promising professionals to stay in the field and aspire to leadership positions. IJE created the Leadership Letter, a semi-annual newsletter featuring articles by alumni about their collaborations with each other and other projects along with news of the Institute. The Jewish Futures Project reports are published by the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University. The reports aim to assess the impact of the Taglit-Birthright Israel program on the Jewish identity of participants once they return home. The research team is headed by Dr. Leonard Saxe, director of the Steinhardt Social Research Institute and Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis and the study is funded, among others, by Taglit-Birthright Israel and the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.