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The Charles Bronfman

The Charles Bronfman Prize is a humanitarian award created in 2004 and endowed by his children — Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Andrew Hauptman together with Stephen Bronfman and Claudine Blondin Bronfman — in honor of their father’s 70th birthday. An internationally recognized panel of Judges selects the Prize recipient(s) and bestows an award of $100,000.

Charles has spent a lifetime developing, implementing and supporting initiatives that help to strengthen the unity of the Jewish people; investing in next generations to expand their knowledge and appreciation of their history, heritage and cultural identity; and impacting on the direction of Jewish life and community.

The Charles Bronfman Prize recognizes Jewish humanitarians whose work, while inspired by personal Jewish values, is of universal benefit to all people. It celebrates the vision and talent of an individual or team under 50 years of age. Its goal is to bring public recognition to their accomplishments and provide inspiration to the next generations