JNF Makor Member; Vice President, College Activists; President, Boston
Travels from Framingham, Massachusetts
Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.
Topics:JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel
“Our focus on the environment, community development, water recycling and planning for the future is improving the lives of millions of Israelis each and every day.”
Past President of the Printing Industries of New England and the Graphic Arts Credit Union, Michael Blank (Boston, MA) currently oversees his family’s commercial properties in Boston. He is Principal of Braintree Street Realty LLC, President of Evanteal Properties LLC, and a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management. He is a trustee for the Miller Convertible Bond Fund, a benefactor of Chabad, and supports the David Project. Michael serves as JNF
Boston President, is a Makor member, and is a JNF Negev Society and Century Council member.
Download a prepared introduction for Michael Blank michael-blank.doc
Makor (Hebrew for “source”) is a specially-trained cadre of highly-involved Jewish National Fund volunteers. Our primary role is to support the core functions of JNF by direct fundraising. Thus, we identify prospective donors, conduct direct solicitations in our own communities and around the United States and assist in educating the public about the JNF and its projects.
Makor also serves as a source for lay leadership. We are leaders in our own communities, and provide training and inspiration for other community leaders on solicitation techniques, board development and outreach and on the work of the JNF. Makor members also assume JNF leadership positions on a national level.
We are proud leaders who are committed to the mission of the JNF, the caretaker of the land of Israel forever. In addition, Makor is a source of innovation within the JNF. Our diverse backgrounds, coupled with our common commitment, foster a free-flow of ideas to keep JNF as relevant and productive as possible.
Makor members travel to Israel each year to study JNF projects and programs in depth, and bring their insights and experiences to you. Members speak at no charge.