Stanlee Stahl is currently the Executive Vice President of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. the Foundation, which seeks to fulfill the traditional Jewish commitment to hakarat hatov, the searching out and recognition of goodness, has two goals. The first is to repay a debt of gratitude on behalf of the Jewish community to those non-Jews , who during the Holocaust, risked their lives and the lives of their families to save Jews. Currently the Foundation provides on-going monthly financial assistance to 1,500 aged and needy Righteous Gentiles in 27 countries. The second is to preserve the memory of the rescuers through its national Holocaust education program, which educates teachers in the history of the Holocaust. The subject of moral courage and the rescue of the Jews — is addressed within this context.
Before joining the Foundation as its executive vice president, Stanlee establish Extra Helping, New Jersey’s first prepared food transfer program. Extra Helping picked-up left over food from corporate dining halls, caterers, schools and delivered it to programs which fed New Jersey’s hungry. As part of Extra Helping, she opened a kosher component, the only one in the United States.
Stanlee spent 20 years working for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. She has consulted to non-profits, speaks on fund raising and proposal writing, teaches a grant writing course and lived in Israel where she worked for Magen David Adom, Israel’s Red Cross Society.
She attended Miami University in Ohio and has graduate degrees from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and New York University in New York City.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous was created in 1986 to provide financial assistance to non-Jews who risked their lives and often the lives of their families to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. Today, the JFR sends monthly cash assistance to nearly 1,100 aged and needy rescuers in 26 countries. The JFR also runs an internationally lauded Holocaust education program for middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center personnel.
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