Why LAVAN

Recent years have seen a surge in activity around the use of business as a tool for social good. Impact investing and social entrepreneurship continue to attract attention, and mainstream financial institutions, such as BlackRock, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs, are rushing to meet this demand.  A 2013 US Trust survey found that 70% of millennials believe business plays a role in improving society , and 67% believe their investment decisions are a way to express their values.

 

LAVAN harnesses the growing interest in business as a tool for good to inspire, engage, and build Jewish identity. Through dialogue on Jewish values, curation of investment opportunities, and the connection with Israel, we create a community of passionate individuals who see impact investing and social entrepreneurship as meaningful expressions of Jewish identity.

 

 

Where your donations go

LAVAN relies on charitable contributions to support its core activities and operations. Our flagship programs include:

  1. Education for the US community on Jewish values and impact investing, including educational programming and workshops in Jewish and secular communities, and thought leadership across media platforms.
  2. Career development and mentorship opportunities in impact investing for US college students, young professionals, and investors. 
  3. Curation of  hands-on, educational, investment opportunities to support Israeli impact entrepreneurs tackling global social and environmental challenges. 

 

LAVAN Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. 

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