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Stanley M. Chesley


Stanley M. Chesley (Cincinnati, OH), has a long history of serving on a number of local and national philanthropic boards including UJA, JDC and Israel Bonds. Stanley, a retired lawyer and president of Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley, served with his firm, pro bono, as lead counsel for the World Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Restitution Organization representing the Claims Conference on issues involving Swiss, German and Austrian Banks and the Hungarian Gold Train in Holocaust litigation, which concluded in a successful resolution of approximately $9 billion. He has served on the Board of Commissioners of Grievances and Discipline for the Supreme Court of Ohio and was appointed twice by the governor of Ohio to serve on the nine-member Board of Trustees for the University of Cincinnati. By far, his proudest appointment was serving as President of JNF for six years. During his tenure, JNF built the 20,000-square-foot Sderot Indoor Recreation Center, made great progress in the development of the Be’er Sheva River Park and terrific strides in water conservation. Stanley is recipient of JNF’s Shalom award, and a member of JNF’s Negev Society and World Chairman’s Council.


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