When I graduated from college, I joined Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Program and went to help register African Americans who had been denied the right to vote. Doing this work made me see firsthand the injustices that are critical to fix. I felt that was what I wanted to do with my life.
NIF fits perfectly with my two interests—loving Israel and social justice. I want Israel to be the best it can be through strengthening people’s civil and human rights. The foundation I run has been a long-time supporter of NIF’s work on women’s rights and ensuring rights of asylum seekers who need a safe place to go. I have thought about my legacy because I am worried about democracy in Israel and intend to bequest money and my apartment in Jerusalem to NIF. I want to leave what I have left to organizations that have the infrastructure to continue work on issues and values important to me, and NIF is right up there at the top of my list.
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