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Philanthropy

Florence Meyer Blumenthal

Florence Meyer Blumenthal created an arts foundation that funded hundreds of promising artists and allowed them to focus on pursuing their craft.

Henrietta Blaustein

Through her generosity, Henrietta Blaustein created and sustained a foundation, a hospital’s maternity center, and dozens of other charitable initiatives and organizations.

Dorothy Lehman Bernhard

Dorothy Lehman Bernhard made great contributions to the causes that were dearest to her, including child welfare, the arts, and the Jewish community, both by overseeing more than thirty organizations and, more directly, by becoming a foster parent.

Beatrice Berler

Beatrice Berler went back to school at age 45, becoming an award-winning translator of Spanish novels and history as well as an activist for adult literacy.

Belle Baker

Torch singer Belle Baker’s resonant voice made her the first choice of many composers to debut their songs, introducing 163 songs to the public over the course of her career on stage and in recordings.

Edith Jacobi Baerwald

Edith Jacobi Baerwald devoted her energy to philanthropic organizations, but also loved connecting directly with the people she helped through her volunteer work at settlement houses.

Sophie Cahn Axman

Sophie Cahn Axman became known as “the angel of the Tombs” for her work as a probation officer helping troubled children.

Sadie Cecelia Friedman Annenberg

Sadie Cecelia Friedman Annenberg gave generously to Jewish causes both in the US and Israel.

Rose Haas Alschuler

Rose Haas Alschuler founded and directed more than twenty nursery schools and early childhood education programs before turning her attention to Zionist causes and becoming a vital fundraiser for the State of Israel.

Anna Marks Allen

Anna Marks Allen helped found and run many of the first Jewish charities and social services in America.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Philanthropy." (Viewed on October 24, 2014) <http://jwa.org/topics/philanthropy>.

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