You are cordially invited to share in
launching our new website celebrating the
HAIFA FOUNDATION'S 25th anniversary. Many
projects have been carried out by the Haifa
Foundation for the benefit of Haifa's residents
throughout those years and new and exciting
projects are added each year.
is my hometown, a city where I was born and
raised and which is very dear to me.
In having personally welcomed many of
you to Haifa, and been warmly received
abroad as The City's ambassador, I have been
deeply moved to discover so many individuals
from around the world who share my profound
respect and love for Haifa's tolerant people
and beautiful landscapes and seascapes.
Those of you who have lived or visited here
know first-hand of Haifa's active commitment to Arab-Jewish
coexistence, neighborliness and harmony. Our
way of life offers a model to Israel and the Middle East
of how people of all faiths, ethnicities and
backgrounds – native and immigrant,
religious and secular – can live together,
each according dignity and respect to the
other. In this sane context, Haifa thrives.
The City owes its most significant
achievements of the past quarter century
to the joint partnership between the HAIFA
HAIFA'S FRIENDS. The
caring and generosity of HAIFA'S FRIENDS
enable us to assist hundreds of Haifa's
neediest children, unemployed and elderly as
well as provide value-added educational and
cultural opportunities to Haifa's residents;
and enhance The City's outdoor quality of
life by means of playgrounds, flower-filled
parks and gardens, and the like.
The Haifa paradigm for
charitable giving unites the original
meaning of philanthropy – love of mankind –
with contemporary social-venture investment
principles. HAIFA'S FRIENDS don't just give money and walk
away. You identify with our city and its
goals and, in return, expect from us a broad
of designated, donor-answerable
projects with clearly enunciated aims.
In closing, it is my pleasure to welcome you
to our new website, where you are invited to
take pride in major civic accomplishments
made possible through the joint efforts of
the HAIFA FOUNDATION and
HAIFA'S FRIENDS and
to explore our current
proposals for developing the City on
behalf of its people.
Mayor of Haifa
Chairman of the