Inspiration Through the Arts

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Providing for our community now and in the future.

The arts provide a common language spoken by every culture, which is why Roe Green deepened her investment in the arts by creating an endowment to support the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection program (CIAC). Roe also created an endowment to support the Federation’s Campaign for Jewish Needs.

“I am deeply committed to the work of the Federation and want this work to continue for generations to come. By endowing my support to the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, I am ensuring that the Federation will have the resources necessary to help those in need and to keep our local and international Jewish communities strong and vibrant.”

Roe Green with her caricatured collage created by Israeli mixed media artist, Hanoch Piven.

Working closely with the Federation team and her advisors, Roe decided to do something truly unique. Not only did she endow her gifts to the Federation and CIAC, but also she is providing ongoing operational support to both the Federation and CIAC in the amount that her endowment will ultimately provide. For the CIAC program especially, this generous support creates opportunities for immediate programmatic enhancements and sustainability.

Roe’s commitment to the Federation and the arts is long-standing. Roe’s support was instrumental in establishing the Federation’s Roe Green Gallery in addition to launching CIAC back in 2008.

CIAC brings world-class Israeli arts and culture to Cleveland by partnering with the finest local arts organizations and institutions. Each year, thousands of people from diverse backgrounds are able to explore the beauty of Israel and the talent of Israeli artists through dance, music, film, theater, visual arts and literature. Thousands more visit the Roe Green Gallery in the Federation’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building.

Since its inception, CIAC has deepened the connections between our Cleveland community and Israel. Roe said, “This program has given a new audience to so many Israeli artists. I think of myself and this program as a catalyst — creating opportunities for artists that would not otherwise exist.”

When asked what inspired her to leave such a meaningful legacy to our community, Roe responded, “To me, the arts are like breathing. They make us human and nourish our soul. My hope is that others will visit the Roe Green Gallery, see the exhibits, feel inspired, and support the arts for generations to come.”

Steve Hoffman and Roe Green dedicate the Roe Green Gallery at the Federation's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building in 2011.

Meet Hedy Milgrom

For more information, contact Hedy Milgrom at 216-593-2850 or hmilgrom@jcfcleve.org.

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