|These leadership donations have helped bring the vision of NewBridge on the Charles on the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Campus closer to reality.
Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson
Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson see their gift as "an investment in the future," according to Mr. Adelson, a Dorchester native and developer of The Venetian in Las Vegas. Dr. Adelson, a native of Israel, is a physician and a widely recognized expert in the field of drug abuse and addiction, with clinics in Israel and Las Vegas. "I have always heard about the good heart of the Jewish people in the United States. Thank you for letting us feel good," says Mr. Adelson. "Hebrew SeniorLife is an organization that is transforming senior care, and my wife and I now have the honor of supporting it." In recognition of this gift, the largest in Hebrew SeniorLife's history, the Dedham campus will bear the Adelsons' names.
At the Boston Pops celebration of the groundbreaking for the new campus, the Adelsons added another leadership gift to their original donation, which will be recognized by naming the health- care center after Mr. Adelson's late sister, Gloria Adelson Field, a devoted volunteer, friend and supporter of Hebrew SeniorLife for many years.
Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro
The Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation's extraordinary commitment to NewBridge on the Charles will be recognized by naming the 182-apartment Residential and Community Centers on the campus. "The senior management, led by a CEO Len Fishman, architects Perkins Eastman, and a team of caregivers have meticulously and thoughtfully designed a facility that is a groundbreaking endeavor this community will be proud of. We are delighted to make this gift to support Hebrew SeniorLife and place the Shapiro name on this important center to be seen by future generations," says Mr. Shapiro, whose family name graces many of the most important medical, cultural and educational organizations across Greater Boston and beyond.
Roberta and Irwin Chafetz
Irwin Chafetz, Chair of the more than ever Campaign for Hebrew SeniorLife, and his wife, Roberta, made the single largest gift in their philanthropic history to support NewBridge on the Charles. Their commitment honors the memory of both their parents and of their dear friend, the late Leonard Florence. They are especially proud to play a prominent role in the campus that will bear the name of their lifelong friends, Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson. "Hebrew SeniorLife is here to make sure we're all taken care of, with dignity, with respect, and with as pleasant a life as possible. That's worth everyone's support," says Mr. Chafetz.
Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation
Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation has made a leadership gift to NewBridge on the Charles to lend its support to and endorsement of the multigenerational, multi-function concept of this unique campus. With residents and students of many ages, interests and abilities, NewBridge on the Charles will be teeming with activities that reflect these varied interests and capabilities. Hebrew SeniorLife is delighted to be able to include the historically philanthropic Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation in its roster of those whose generosity is making this unprecedented living and learning environment a reality.
Gilda and Alfred A. Slifka
Gilda and Alfred A. Slifka's leadership gift to NewBridge on the Charles will be recognized by naming the Memory Supported Assisted Living Residence there. According to Ms. Slifka, a past Chair of the Board, as is Mr. Slifka: "Because we care about the future of all seniors, we feel it is our responsibility to provide for them the best we can. It is our hope that giving to this Campaign is the way each of us can participate."
Susan F. and Richard A. Smith
The Susan and Richard Smith gift, the third largest to our Campaign, will be recognized by naming the new President's House at NewBridge on the Charles. According to Mr. Smith, former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Harcourt General, The Neiman Marcus Group, and GC Companies, "Hebrew SeniorLife has an excellent reputation for managing geriatric care, and its Harvard Medical School affiliation adds further gravitas to that reputation." The Smith gift will transform the charming old brick building, the home of the property's original owners, into a focal point for guest receptions, meetings, and educational forums.
Roberta and Stephen Weiner
Roberta and Steve Weiner have made an extraordinary gift to support NewBridge on the Charles, and are eager to remind others how important it is to give and to establish a solid foundation for the future, one grounded in caring for seniors. They credit and praise the late Julian Cohen, their mentor, friend and business associate, for showing them what leadership in the community is all about. Says Steve, "In so many ways, Julie's indelible, impeccable influence will always be with us, but also with our children for years to come."
Jack Satter's contribution will be recognized by naming the 91-unit assisted living center at NewBridge on the Charles. "This wonderful gift comes from a man who has a clear understanding of our mission and values," says Hebrew SeniorLife President and CEO Len Fishman. "His consistently generous support has gone far to improve the quality of life of seniors in Greater Boston and beyond." Jack Satter, who began his working career in 1935 at age 14, is a former president of the Colonial Provision Company.