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SUMMARY OF J&M FOUNDATION GRANTS

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ST. LOUIS www.wustl.edu

$125,000 to fund an annual scholarship to the School of Arts and Sciences. The scholarship is called the Joseph and May Winston Memorial Scholarship.

$50,000 over five years at $10,000 per year commencing in 2003 for a research fund at the Washington University School of Medicine for Diabetes research, named after Lawrence Fultonberg.

$10,000 grant in 2005 to fund the publication by MacMillan Press of "Israel: The Next Decade," a volume with 10 chapters addressing the most important public policy issues facing Israel in the next decade. Four of the 10 chapters were presented, academically assessed, and publicly discussed in a three-day seminar May 19-21, 2005 presented by: The Center for New Institutional Social Sciences at Washington University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. The seminar took place at Washington University in conjunction with the Murray Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University. Click here for pdf seminar brochure.

$5,000 in 2011 to fund an undergraduate scholarship in the college of Arts & Sciences.Click here for pdf seminar brochure.

In 2012 the J&M Foundation initiated two grants over five years totaling $50,0000 to Washington University; one to the School of Arts & Sciences, the other to the Medical School as follows:

A five-year grant of $25,000 in total to the Washington University School of Arts & Sciences for the David & Deborah Winston Scholarship in Arts & Sciences in memory of Joseph and May Winston. Recipients of this scholarship will be focusing on Math and Science.

A five-year grant of $25,000 in total to the Washington University School of Medicine for the David and Deborah Winston Fellowship in Diabetic Cardiovascular Research. Click here for a pdf detailing the fellowship.

Click here for a pdf overview of the research paper.

Click here for the research paper pdf.


BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV, BEERSHEVA, ISRAEL www.aabgu.org

In 2014 a contribution was made in the amount of $5,000 to American Associates of Ben Gurion University.

In 2009 the J&M Foundation completed its Five-year grant of $50,000 to fund AABGU Medical School's Sexual Violence Prevention Program for the youth of the Negev. (Ma'amatz Medical Student Association at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev).The J & M Foundation grant enabled AABGU to expand its activities to additional cities in the Negev, including Yerucham, Netivot, Ofakim, Dimona and Mitzpe Ramon and to the Bedouin population.

$5,000 in 2011 to support two undergraduate scholarships in the sciences.

$125,000 over five years to fund the Joseph and May Winston Career Development Chair in Chemical Engineering. photo of campus | photo of grant

According to Ben-Gurion President Rifka Carmi, M.D., "In 2012 Dr. Ronit Bitton, member of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, became the new incumbent of the Joseph and May Winston Career Development Chair in Chemical Engineering. Her predecessor in the Chair, Dr. Yoav Tsori, recently received a tenured position. Dr. Bitton completed her education in chemical engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. She joined BGU's faculty in 2007, serving as a senior lecturer and proving herself since to be a talented researcher."


WOLF TRAP FOUNDATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, VIENNA, VA www.wolf-trap.org

$30,000 in 2015-2016 to Wolf Trap in support of classical symphonic music programming.

$40,000 in 2014-2015 to Wolf Trap to support classical music programming.

$40,000 in 2013-2014 to Wolf Trap to support classical music programming.

$10,000 in 2012 to Wolf Trap to support classical music programming.

$5,000 in 2011 in support of the Wolf Trap Opera Company.

$20,000 grant in 2010 to fund Wolf Trap's Opera and Education programs.

In 2009 the J&M Foundation completed its $75,000 grant to the new Music Library for the Wolf Trap Opera & Classical Programming commencing 2005. This grant is in honor of May and Joseph Winston. Located in Wolf Trap's Center for Education, the Music Library houses musical scores, recordings, DVD's, videotapes, reference books, trade magazines, opera programs, and audiovisual equipment, giving members of the Wolf Trap Opera Company an opportunity to study and conduct research. The Music Library also serves as a resource to administrative staff and other industry professionals. The Library's contents are documented in a database that may be searched by category (i.e., by voice part, composer, or style of music). Click this link to visit http://www.wolftrapopera.org/2012/01/06/a-music-scholars-paradise/.

The Center at Wolf Trap

$25,000 grant over 5 years at $5,000 per year to fund the new Wolf Trap Center for Education commencing in 2003.

$5,000 in 2004 to fund the production of Volpone (The Fox), an Opera commissioned by Wolf Trap, inspired by the Ben Johnson play. Award-winning composer John Musto and librettist Mark Campbell have collaborated to create a new traditional comic opera in English. The world premiere performances of Volpone took place on March 10, 12 and 14, 2004 at the Barns.


THE CENTRAL EUROPE CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION, VIENNA, AUSTRIA www.centropa.org

The J&M Foundation provided funding for Centropa"s presentation of The Library of Rescued Memories on November 15, 2009. For detailed information please download our announcement here.

Centropa is the Internet name for The Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation, which is registered as a non-profit corporation in the US. Its principal offices are in Vienna and Budapest.

Chairman Edward Serotta leads an international team of more than 100 historians, filmmakers, web designers, journalists, educators and Jewish community activists (most of whom work part-time; a dozen are employed full-time).

Since the inception of its signature project, Jewish Witness to a European Century in early 2000, its initial goal has been to preserve 1,500 life histories and digitize 25,000 privately-held family photographs in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Moldavia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Turkey. Rather than focus on how Jews were murdered during the Shoah, Jewish Witness to a European Century is much more about the way they lived, and instead of using video in its interviews, Centropa digitizes their family pictures while asking them to tell it all about the people in those snapshots.

The concept is to provide these last witnesses to a world destroyed with a platform for them to share their memories of an entire century: from the small comedies of everyday life to the great tragedies that befell them. Everything is preserved in a keyworded, searchable database that is accessible from every computer in the world with Internet access.

Centropa is beginning to wind down its interviews and has begun reaching toward its second goal, which is to take this enormous archive of memories and turn it into an engine for creating illustrated books, documentary films, educational programs, traveling exhibitions and a myriad of websites.

$5,000 in 2012 in honor of the memory of Joseph and May Winston.


THE FRENCH-AMERICAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION, WASHINGTON, D.C. www.f-acf.org

The French-American Cultural Foundation facilitates cultural exchanges linking France and the United States through artistic and educational programs and events as follows:

  1. Annual Programs: Artisan Scholarship Program - Exchange program for French & American gilders. C'est Chic: New films from France - First French film festival in Washington, D.C. FRANCOPHONIE - Francophone cultural festival during the month of March.
  2. France Magazine: A quarterly magazine containing feature articles on France and French culture. It informs and educates American subscribers on these topics.
  3. Special Projects: European Poetry in Motion - Poetry showcased in D.C. Metro. Jacques Perrin Festival - Films, seminars and social events surrounding the promotion of Perrin's "Oceans" project. Lafayette Initiative - Helping the American Revolution Center in the development of their collection and communication with French museums.
  4. Musical Events: Various musical events supported throughout the year including the following series: Jazz, Baroque, Classical, Contemporary, Cabaret & Les Grandes Pianistes.

$10,000 grant in 2008 in honor of the memory of Joseph and May Winston


WASHINGTON CONCERT OPERA, WASHINGTON, D.C. www.concertopera.org

Washington Concert Opera is a fully professional concert opera company presenting internationally acclaimed singers and professional musicians and choruses in unstaged versions of full-length operas. The company was founded in 1986 by Stephen Crout, who served as General Director and Conductor for 15 years. Since 2002 WCO has been led by Artistic Director and Conductor Antony Walker.

WCO’s distinctive repertoire comprises operas that either have not been previously presented in the Washington area, are infrequently performed, or represent extraordinary opportunities to showcase renowned artists in unfamiliar roles, thereby providing audiences with unique musical experiences. The company has consistently been acclaimed in the local, national, and international press as one of the finest in its field.

Since its founding in 1986, WCO has presented 37 operas in a concert format, featuring singers who regularly appear in the world’s most renowned opera houses -- the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Paris Opera Bastille, among others. The roster of artists the company has brought, and often introduced, to local audiences includes Renee Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Elizabeth Futral, Ben Heppner, Deborah Voigt, James Morris, Denyce Graves, Sumi Jo, Richard Leech, and Luis Lima. Young artists also made their area debuts with WCO to critical acclaim such as, in recent seasons, Sarah Coburn, Celena Shafer, Kenneth Tarver, and Lawrence Brownlee, winner of the 2006 Richard Tucker and Marian Anderson Awards.

Washington Concert Opera has also offered an in-schools opera education program throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. More than 40,000 students in over 200 schools were introduced to the lively world of opera as ensembles of talented singers took their stage artistry into the classroom.

$2,500 in 2010 in honor of May G. Winston.

$2,500 in 2011 in honor of May G. Winston.


THE ARIZONA OPERA, PHOENIX and TUCSON, Az www.azopera.org

$2,500 in 2014 to the Arizona Opera.


CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE, NEW YORK, NY www.centralsynagogue.org

$2,500 in 2015 to Central Synagogue in honor of Pearl Fultonberg.

$2,500 in 2013 to Central Synagogue in honor of Pearl Fultonberg.

$2,500 in 2012 to Central Synagogue in honor of Pearl Fultonberg.


AMERICAN YOUTH POLICY FORUM, WASHINGTON, D.C. www.aypf.org

The J & M Foundation partially funded the distribution of the publication: Looking Forward: School-to-Work Principles and Strategies for Sustainability that was mailed to thousands of educators and distributed at numerous conferences throughout the nation. The J & M Foundation's share of this one-time grant was $7,500.


RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND, WASHINGTON, D.C.

In 2004 a grant in the amount of $10,000 was made to the Ripon Educational Fund, a 501 (c) (3) non-partisan, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. Through its domestic and international conferences, the Clinger Scholars Program and policy briefs, the Educational Fund seeks to stimulate creative public policy discussions and involve the talents, energies and ideas of scholars, politicians, civil servants and others in proposing new public policy options.


FOUNDATION TO ERADICATE DUCHENNE, ALEXANDRIA, VA

Grants of $5,000 in 2004 and $1,400 in 2003 were made to the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne (FED), a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. FED strives to be the preeminent organization in financing a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The contributions to FED goes to research at Children's National Medical Center, where a team of geneticists is working to expand possible treatments.


THE MUSIC ACADEMY OF NORTH CAROLINA, GREENSBORO, NC www.musicacademync.org

In 2004 a grant of $1,000 was made to the Music Academy of North Carolina, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. The Music Academy is dedicated to providing quality musical education that is accessible to the entire community regardless of age, musical skill, or socio-economic circumstances. Founded on the belief that music is an integral part of human development and expression, the Music Academy offers programs to educate and enrich the lives of students and the community.


THE PHI BETA KAPPA ANNUAL POETRY AWARD, DISCONTINUED

The J & M Foundation helped to establish and fund the PBK annual poetry award for the best book of American Poetry published in the previous year. Two awards were given under this program in 2001 and 2002. The funding for this program was $27,000 per year.