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DEAR FRIENDS, 2020 marked a period of great change, growth, and adaptation at Seeds of Peace. Organizationally, Seeds of Peace merged with the interfaith youth non-profit Kids4Peace. Founded in Jerusalem in 2002, Kids4Peace has operated interfaith dialogue and community-based programs in the Middle East, the United States, and Europe, with a particular focus on middle school youth. Throughout the year, our community responded to the dynamics rocking the world. In hospitals and refugee camps, Seeds worked with COVID patients and those made more vulnerable by the pandemic, while across the United States, Seeds organized and led anti-racism protests. The pandemic forced us to cancel some programs and move the rest online. We had to call off the Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine, but in August, we hosted a weeklong virtual camp for dozens of Seeds from 12 delegations that included activities, workshops, and dialogue. Meanwhile, over 130 Seeds and their peers in seven countries attended online Seeds of Peace programming centered around racial justice, racism, and the Black Lives Matter movement. We also held a slate of virtual workshops for youth that explored topics like how to navigate conversations across political divides, use dialogue as a platform for change, and build concrete skills for community activism. And we ran a successful nine-month program for 13 GATHER Fellows. Thanks to the unwavering commitment of our supporters and their belief in our work, we ended the year a stronger organization, poised to resume inperson programs in 2021. Onwards, Fr. Josh Thomas

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WHAT WE DO ... Seeds of Peace equips courageous youth and educators with the skills and relationships to work in solidarity across lines of difference to create more just and inclusive societies.


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More detailed financial reports, including our 2020 audit, are available by request at info@seedsofpeace.org. SOURCES OF FUNDS TOTAL EXPENDITURES $7,387,552 $7,697,662 $5,158,725

2018 2019 2020 TOTAL REVENUE 2018 2019 2020

$8,473,742 $7,864,934 $5,087,708


2019 2020

$4,926,726 $4,320,270

Special Events (net)

$1,453,095 $0

Program Revenue

$1,293,978 $4,538

Government Grants

$131,997 $700,146

In-kind Contributions

$14,500 $0

Investment & other Income

$44,683 $62,754 $0

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$4,398,890 $4,606,360 $4,223,673

LIABILITIES 2018 2019 2020

$539,205 $579,403 $267,733

NET ASSETS 2018 2019 2020

$3,859,685 $4,026,957 $3,955,940

28+16+141312953 3% South Asia Programs $157,945

5% United States Programs $249,968

9% Camp $478,518

28% Management & Administration $1,443,845

12% Fundraising $616,034

13% Middle East Programs $693,233

14% Program Administration $705,433

16% Multi-regional Programs $813,749


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By giving level

$100,000 & above

$10,000 to $24,999

Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund Inc. The EOS Foundation Trust Steven B. and Elizabeth S. Gruber John A. and Linda MacDonald Shaiza Rizavi and Jon Friedland Seven Turns Fund, Inc Leila M. Straus The Robert and Jane Toll Foundation Vital Projects Fund, Inc. Janet Wallach and Robert B. Menschel

William Sloane Jelin Foundation Karen Karniol-Tambour The Rosalie Katz Family Foundation, Inc. Mary Beth Kerrigan Alan M. and Lauren Klein Barbara Kravitz Murray and Lee Kushner Landau Family Foundation Leonard Lauder and Judith Glickman Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation Scott and Tamara Levenson David A. and Ruth M. Levine Bob MacLeod and Steve Byckiewicz John Mandile Mrs. Jacqueline B. Mars McCandless & Coburn LLC MDC Holdings, Inc./Richmond American Homes Foundation Richard and Ronay Menschel Carolyn and Eugene Mercy Larry A. and Carol Mizel Richard L. and Virginia Moriarty Moser Family Foundation Inc Newman-Tanner Foundation Deborah Newmyer Northern Trust Anonymous Donor Yoko Ono Lennon Onondaga County Department of Children and Family Services Steve M. and Anne G. Pantelick Giuliano M. Pignataro and Elizabeth B. Solms Charlotte Quesada Krugh Peter W. and Deirdre F. Quesada Bruce Saber and Lisa Sotto Paul E. and Carolyn G. Shapiro Jan Solomon and Kenneth Simonson Howard Sobel and Ileene A. Smith C. Michael and Joan Spero Kaaron Stiles Ross Marla L. and Robert K. Tanenbaum Harold and Nicki Tanner Three Friends Fund Brigitte P. Trevidic and James M. Weinrott Ali Velshi and Lori Wachs Teri and Barry Volpert Betsy Werthan and Bart R. Schwartz Douglas C. and Susan Yearley

$50,000 to $99,999 Bader Philanthropies Richard M. Dale and Dorit E. Harverd Raed J. and Hiba Elkhatib The Moses Feldman Family Foundation Samuel P. and Wendy M. Frieder The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rivka Goldwasser and Eran Rosenthal Michael and Elizabeth Manasse Peggy and David Tanner Arn Tellem and Nancy Reiss Tellem Toll Brothers

2020 Supporters

$25,000 to $49,999 Alpern Family Foundation, Inc. Vivek J. Bantwal and Sarika Singh Connecting Kids Heart 2 Heart Paula and James S. Crown Louis and Kimberly D’Ambrosio Ihsan M. and Stacey Essaid Harman Family Foundation The John C. & Karyl Kay Hughes Foundation Gillian Kaltman The Philip and Bernice Krupp Foundation for Jewish Life Stephen Mack and Brian Schaefer Stuart Miller Eliot A. and Doris Minsker Tal and Ariel Recanati Jordan L. and Julie B. Solomon Tiziana and Ramez Sousou Barry Sternlicht Fr. Joshua Thomas Tisch Foundation, Inc. David Wallach Sandra Wijnberg and Hugh Freund

$5,000 to $9,999 Alice Rowan Swanson Foundation Linda and Leonard Berkowitz Richard A. Berman

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” OUR MISSION IS TO LOWER THE UNEMPLOYMENT LEVELS AMONGST THE REFUGEE COMMUNITIES. The unemployment level among the refugee communities in the U.K. sits at nearly 18 percent, compared to less than 4 percent for U.K. nationals. Refugees face two major hurdles breaking into the U.K. workforce, including the lack of their local work experience and inability to provide local reference details. To tackle this problem, we offer employment opportunities and work experience to refugees within our business. This helps refugees become “job-ready” and gain key skills to gain employment within their field of interest in the U.K.

PRANAV (2020 GATHER Fellow) Founder, NEMI Teas

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By giving level

2020 Supporters

Beth and David Blood Judy Chamberlain Martin P. and Regina G. Connor Alisa and Daniel L. Doctoroff Kenny and Jan A. Donner Asher Dunn The Episcopal Society of Christ Church Peter Gadwa The Greene-Milstein Family Foundation Mary G. Harscher Sally and Stephen Herman Shelley E. Holm Holy Family Parish Teresa and Antonio Ignacio Donald Jonas Philip I. Kent Richard Kurnit and Diane Katzin Raymond J. Learsy Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation’s Endowment Fund Robert Margolis Helen and William Mazer Foundation Debby and Daniel McGinn Lilla Family Fund Russell Miller Nancy G. and Herbert Milstein Jane E. and William M. Murray Rev. Diane Nancekivell and Mr. Tom Baskett National Constitution Center New Israel Fund Oded Halahmy Foundation for Arts Anne P. and Vincent Oliviero The Pacific Endowment Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation Susan Polis Schutz and Steven Schutz Pramoda S.A. Precision Piping Peter M. Reilly Ruth Rowan and Brian Swanson William T. and Lea Scanlan Ema Scheidel and Fouad Saad The Lucille Ellis Simon Foundation Sanford L. Smith and Jill Bokor Eva and Ofir Sonesh-Kedar Lee and Stephanie Spiegel Michael and Claudia Spies Marla and Gideon Stein Anthony A. and Nanar Yoseloff The Peg & Rick Young Foundation

$2,500 to $4,999 Elaine S. and Hirschel B. Abelson Randye and Gerald Blitstein Brian and Roxane Bolster James W. and Karen J. Boyd

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Gregory P. Bundy Charles I. and Ellen F. Cogut Miriam Daniel and Larry Wolff Enterprise Holdings Foundation Scott Epstein Fierce Advocacy Fund Daniel S. and Corinne Goldman Lynn Harman and Philip Coltoff The Henshel Foundation Jill and Robert Hertzberg The Holland Family Marie Hurd Michael E. Jaglom Leichtag Foundation Ellie and Phil Loughlin Lanie and Paul McNulty The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation Susan and Anthony Morris Jonathan M. Nadler Lawrence and Melanie F. Nussdorf Ann and William Sacher Ellen B. Solms Warren Stieglitz and Carla Harman Rev. Judith Stuart Diane Tachmindji Lillian H. and Bruce T. Venner

$1,000 to $2,499 Stephen M. and Anita B. Adelson Daniel H. Adler Tina S. and Clifford R. Adler Nancy and John Alderman E. Davies Allan Catherine M. Allegra and James M. Tanner Elaine and Jerome Appellof Apple Lane Foundation James M. and Margery E. Arsham R. Derek and Bonnie Bandeen Edward L. and Frances Barlow Adam and Mahnaz I. Bartos Laurie Becker and Peter Sattin Paul Beirne Peter and Katherine K. Benjamin David and Celine Berman James and Nancy M. Better Leon J. Bijou Nancy Blank Susan A. Bloch Barry L. and Lilia C. Bloom David and Barbara J. Blumenthal Bob Bordone Benjamin Bram Madeline Brandt Jacquet Casper Caldarola Christopher P. Campbell

I WORK AT THE INTERSECTION OF EDUCATION AND ACTIVISM, BOTH LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY. I want to empower students to make change in their communities through education— through activist teachers. I am a social activist and blogger and founded and developed a web platform to support multicultural relations between Jews and Arabs in three languages (Arabic, English and Hebrew). The goal of the website is to highlight connections that exist today and which otherwise do not receive much attention. The idea is to change the discourse and to influence the importance of dialogue, connections, and partnerships.


(2017 Israeli Delegation Leader) Creating and empowering activist students & teachers

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By giving level

2020 Supporters

Jaclyn Cannon Lisa and Phil Caton Christian and Susan Hoebich Charitable Foundation Thomas H. Christopher Judith B. Cochran Rev. Doyt Conn and Kristin Conn Megan and Michael P. Considine Howard M. Cooper Carole A. and W. Robert Courey Carol S. Craine Cathy A. Cramer and Ken Gibbs Tina and Harvey Crosby Liz Cutler Lawrence J. Dash Jonathan W. David Jonathan and Emme Deland Lisa A. Desmond Patricia and Gerald W. Dominick Adam and Shelley Ducker Kevin D. and Vernanne Duermit Elizabeth Ehrenfeld Martha D. Ehrenfeld and Carla McKay Charles Elliott Epiphany Parish of Seattle Alan R. Epstein Lawrence M. Epstein, M.D. and Jeanne M. Griffin Mike Evans Facebook The Fay J. Lindner Foundation Senia E. Feiner Robert C. and Susan Feldman Kristin G. Flood Dan Frederick Donald P. Freedman Bunny Freidus and John H. Steel Barbara H. Freitag Shira Fruchtman Ron Garber and June Cheng Faith Gay and Francesca Zambello Ellen S. Gelboim Jan L. Gilman Sharon Ginsburg Arthur and Carol Goldberg Jeremy S. Goldberg and Jenna Arnold Sylvia S. Golden Kenneth H. Goodman Google Matching Gift Program The Samuel & Grace Gorlitz Foundation Michael Graff and Carol Ostrow The Greenleaf Avenue Foundation Jane Grossman Harriet M. Gruber William G. Hahne, III Dorothy Highland Barbara K. Hirsch Chia H. Ho

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David C. Hodgson and Laurie Bukovac Hodgson Mark Hoebich Ara K. and Rachel Hovnanian James C. Hurowitz, M.D. and Doreen Brettler, M.D. Mamoun M. and Susan Hussein Susan and Ted Johnson Daniel Juceam K. Hovnanian Companies Douglas J. and Stefanie Kahn David E. and Anne L. Kendall Kesher Fund of the Cohen-Fruchtman-Krieger Family, Inc. KeyBank National Association Charles and Jessica Kibel Isaac and Ellen Kier Andrew Kim John and Eileen Kim The Lenore & Howard Klein Foundation, Inc. Mary Re Knack Joel D. Koblentz Scott M. and Tyana Kurtz Jane Laffend Nina Lahoud Janet R. and Andrew Lederer Todd M. and Gabriele Leventhal Richard H. Levy and Lorraine Gallard Laurence H. Lewis Randall J. and Patricia Lewis Laurie Lindenbaum and Robert A. Horne Paul A. and Dorothy-Sue Lotke Lois Lowry Makoff Family Foundation Mantel McDonough Riso, LLP Allan D. and Janet Mantel Barbara A. and Joel Marcus Lani Martin and Joel Van Dusen S & L Marx Foundation, Inc. Robert and Marilyn Mazur Elizabeth McCandless Sally Mead Hands Foundation John A. Mentis Zoe Mercer-Golden Monica Munn Louise Murphy David and Inez Myers Foundation Hope M. Needles Deborah Neipris Hendler and Clifford Hendler Nelco Foundation Scott N. and Wendy Newman Ms. Pam Nolen Morris W. and Nancy Offit The Pannonia Foundation Rob Parahus Rebecca Patterson Deborah R. Peikes and Robert A. Cohen Louis and Barbara Perlmutter

” TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE AND HARM REDUCTION ARE TWO PRINCIPLES THAT CAN HELP SOCIETY BECOME BETTER AND SAFER. I am creating an initiative that aims to create a safe space for survivors of assault, harassment, and abuse.

I am an intersectional feminist who believes in intersectional feminist principles and approaches towards human rights, society, economy, and politics.


(2020 GATHER Fellow)

Creating safe spaces for Pakistani sexual assault survivors.

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By giving level

2020 Supporters

Lucile and Maurice Pollak Fund Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Foundation Patricia Raber and Kenneth Max Rachel and Kenneth Rader Hollis Rafkin-Sax and Ben Sax Deborah Ratner Salzberg and Michael D. Salzberg Nancy and Mark Ratner Keith L. and Rose-Lee Reinhard Richard Reiss Jr. Nataly and Toby Ritter David R. Robinson Richard A. Rosen and Joyce E. Silberstang Howard T. and Mary Jane Rosenfield James S. and Marcia B. Rosenheim Barbara L. Rosin Rotary Club of Seminole Lake Lori Roth and David Schnadig Robyn Rutledge Koby Sadan Samsung Paul M. and Ellen H. Saunders Anthony Schaeffer and Katie Adams-Schaeffer John Scharffenberger Robert and Sylvia Scher Charitable Foundation Mark Schonberger and Nadine Shaoul Judy and Bruce Schroffel Mark I. Schubin and Karen A. McLaughlin Jonathan and Wendi Schwartz Kevin J. Schwartz Richard J. and Roberta Shaker Felice H. Shapiro and William E. Cress Gil Shiva Claudia Sills Margaret Skinner Cris Smith Robert J. and Jodi Sokoloff Alfred Spector and Rhonda Kost Jon Stein and Pamela Frankel-Stein Todd Strauss David C. Stump Ellen Tarlow The 5 51 5 Foundation The Foundation to Life, Inc. The GE Foundation The Toby and Nataly Ritter Family Foundation Barbara Toll Yvonne D. Tropp Paul Van Hook Albert and Bessie Warner Fund Andrew Watt and Sarah S. Cotsen Claire Webbeking Irene M. and Lynn M. Weigel Tommer Wizansky Robert A. Wood Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Woodcock William A. and Selina J. Woods

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Miriam S. and Robert Zadek David Zemans Roy J. Zuckerberg

$500 to $999 Dina F. and Hicham Aboutaam Jane and Norman Alpert John K. and Sharon B. Amdall Anona United Methodist Church Kathleen C. Atkinson Dominic Barrington Michael Barza and Judith Robinson David C. Baxter and Anne Anderson Jeffrey G. Bernstein Susan Blackman Marilyn Blanco-Reyes and Lazaro G. Blanco Lauren Blum and Bill Merten Joan Blum-Shayne Terry and Denis Bovin Wade T. Brainerd Ann Braude Howard M. Brown and Barbara Segal Jason J. Burbank Laurence N. Butler Daniel and Claire Caine Stacey and Christopher A. Ciauri Steven C. Coxe Elizabeth M. and Daniel W. Crofts Michael Danick Fred and Carri Dannhauser Alan and Melissa Davidson Charles J. de Sieyes, M.D. and Carol R. Ward Evan and Jamie de Sieyes Nicholas and Kim de Sieyes Leslie DeRoy Henry J. and Katherine Donner Richard and Nancy Dutton James D. Fearon and Lisa T. Derrer Earline R. and Donald Fechter Dr. and Mrs. Roy Feifer Jack and Marsha Firestone Marianne Fisher Axel I. and Lauren Freudmann Ray Gearing Ellyn S. Glasser Abby Goldenfarb Jordan N. Goldwarg Rev. Edward Goode and Rev. Amy Snow Gwen and Howard P. Goodkin Julie E. Greenberg and Ronald Chaney Guilford Publications, Inc. Daniel A. Haber and Ellen R. Cohen Bonnie and Alan Hammerschlag Holly Hancock

” OUR GOAL IS TO BUILD A LONGER TABLE, NOT A TALLER FENCE. I am the founder of Abe’s Eats, a social enterprise that is best known for producing the first-ever Glatt Kosher and Zabihah Halal “Interfaith Meat.” The initiative helps Jewish and Muslim communities across denominations eat from the same plate, while helping food businesses attract new consumers as they save time, inventory space, and food waste with our 2-in-1 approach. Ultimately, I want to use our portfolio of food products as a tool to bring the Jewish and Muslim communities together to effectively tackle the rise in anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim bigotry, while promoting the values of religious diversity within the larger American narrative.


(2020 GATHER Fellow) Fostering interfaith unity through food.

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2020 Supporters

S. S. Harper John A. and Nancy Harris William C. Heyman Cynthia B. Howland Indian Rocks Rotary Foundation, Inc. Isaac & Leah Potts Foundation Maxine Isaacs Anne O. Jackson Ms. Margaret D. Jackson Michael Jurnovoy Richard L. and Elizabeth Kadin Amer M. and Rana Kamal Lynne Kase Peter Katona and Dorothy Mermelstein Katona David S. and Judy D. Katz Basheer Khumawala Nancy and Rik Kohn Nina Koppelman Andrew S. and Jennifer B. C. Kosak Evelyn M. Kroehler Joel Kurtzberg Amy S. Lange and Jane R. Newman Bruce Lavine Laura A. Leach and Richard Lawrence Maxime Lemieux Yoel and Robin Lessing Senator and Mrs. Carl Levin Carol G. Levin Leslie and Nick Lewin Tom Lippman Linda and D. Jeffrey Lischer Richard and Nancy K. Lubin Melora C. and Shana Lynngood Thomas Lyon and JoAnn Kahn Cathy and Marty Mallick John L. and Susan Marker Daniel Marmorstein Lindsay and Aaron D. Miller Christine D. N. Mohn Mary Elizabeth Moore Matthew B. Nelson Robert J. and Ann R. Neuman Jane R. Newman Charitable Trust Vicki Newman Alice C. Nicolson Donald A. and Jane T. Ocker Abigail and Arthur Ostow Randall C. and Elizabeth M. Outlaw Pacific Gas and Electric Company Bruce and Nicole Paisner Victor A. Pollak Quitobaquito Fund Kenneth M. Raisler and Kim Schefler Marilyn and Michael H. Ratner Jane B. Reece Jane N. and Harvey L. Rich

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Leslie Rose Michal Rosenn Karen Ross Beth-ann Roth and Richard Kirby Jesse R. Ryan and Stephanie Wahlstrom David Saltzman and Elizabeth Doyle Karilyn D. Savage Lois B. Schneider Lisbeth B. Schorr Martin S. Schultz Harvey Schussler Mitchell L. and Jill K. Silverman Nick Simons Jon J. Skillman and Luanne Selk Ruth R. Smolash and Ryan E. Katofsky David J. and Amy D. Sorkin Charles R. Steinberg and Judith Lambert Steinberg Richard and Penny Stevens Ariel Tevet-Markelevich The United Church of Christ Mission Kevin Thurm and Suzanne Seiden Walid and Susie Wahab Carol and Arnold Wolowitz Michael D. Young and Debra Raskin Susan Zappone and Mitchell Bacharach Susan F. Zinder


When Seeds lend their financial support, we are receiving gifts from those who know us best. Their contributions are a testament to the transformational experiences they have had at Camp and beyond. Mohammad Abu Hawash Moshe and Rachael Arenstein Jack Cobbold Danielle D’Antuono Fadi A. El-Salameen Fiona Gallagher Michael J. Garber Amer M. Kamal Karen Karniol-Tambour Benjamin R. Krimmel Miriam Liebman Zoe Mercer-Golden Ramy Nagy Tamer Nagy Hope M. Needles Amy Perkal Demo Ramici Maria Ramsay Thomas Risinger Stephanie Rivkin Zachary M. Ruchman

” THE FOCUS OF MY WORK IS MAINLY WOMEN, PARTICULARLY REFUGEES. Inner conflict transformation is the core of my work and is the foundation of transforming wider conflict.

Ignorance and misunderstanding are the main reasons for many conflicts, and this could be even much more complicated if it is intra-personal. Eventually, these inner conflicts that people might not be even aware of could lead to interpersonal conflicts that grow to more and more vicious circles. I’m the founder of “Barah” an Arabic word meaning “vastness.” That is the goal of my work: to help people reach their own inner vastness where they are able to meet their true authentic self.


(2009 Egyptian Delegation Leader)

Using art therapy to transform conflict.

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Parents of Seeds

2020 Supporters

Koby Sadan Tamer B. Shabaneh Sydney L. Silverstein Matthew Slovik Lydia Stein Ariel Tal Eric A. Tanner Robert Tanner Sahir Zaveri


The parents of Seeds recognize the extraordinary perspectives their daughters and sons have gained. Their generous support is central to our financial health. Tom and Abby Abelson Dina F. and Hicham Aboutaam Daniel H. Adler Hala and Joseph Ahmad Pious Ali Catherine M. Allegra and James M. Tanner Rachael and Moshe Arenstein Rima H. and Michael A. Arnold R. Derek and Bonnie Bandeen Alfred Belluche Jon Benson and Pamela W. Lynn Leslie M. Bernstein and Francine Dunkel Amelito Bong Llanto and Lalaine Llanto Stacey and Christopher A. Ciauri Dana S. and Neil Cohen Brenda Cotsen and Jeff Benjamin Christine R. Covey Charles Crandall and Marian E. McGuire Paula and James S. Crown Louis and Kimberly D’Ambrosio Rosario and Dominick D’Antuono Alan and Melissa Davidson Ihsan M. and Stacey Essaid Nina Essman and Jon Freeman James D. Fearon and Lisa T. Derrer Earline R. and Donald Fechter Becky and Todd Foster Samuel P. and Wendy M. Frieder Paul Friedland and Kimberley P. Herrlinger Judith Rubin and Loren Gesinsky Rivka Goldwasser and Eran Rosenthal Rev. Edward Goode and Rev. Amy Snow Amber Hassan Chia H. Ho Russel E. and Virginia B. Houck Neil D. and Heather Jamieson Jennifer Jortberg and Raymond LeComte Narayan Kaimal and Elissa Grad Peter Katona and Dorothy Mermelstein Katona

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Kelli S. Klauber Alan M. and Lauren Klein Scott M. and Tyana Kurtz Yoel and Robin Lessing Michael and Cheryl Lexton Erica I. Lubetkin and Kenneth Drake Cathy and Marty Mallick Lani Martin and Joel Van Dusen Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher and Sean W. Gallagher Chris M. and Dawn McGowan Katie McGrath and JJ Abrams Katie McGuire Lanie and Paul McNulty Sarah Meyers and Daniel Berman Lindsay and Aaron D. Miller Richard L. and Virginia Moriarty Deborah Neipris Hendler and Clifford Hendler Deborah Newmyer Steve M. and Anne G. Pantelick Robert I. Patten and Theresa Patten Marni N. and Kevin Pearce Leora Rabin and David Inger Tal and Ariel Recanati Peter M. Reilly Philip W. and Margaret Reitz Alex and Lori Riseman Shaiza Rizavi and Jon Friedland Barbara L. Rosin Bruce Saber and Lisa Sotto David Saltzman and Elizabeth Doyle Allison Schnipper Jonathan and Wendi Schwartz Nancy and David Sharp Brad and Estera T. Singer Howard Sobel and Ileene A. Smith Eva and Ofir Sonesh-Kedar Tiziana and Ramez Sousou Mark Stefani Jon Stein and Pamela Frankel-Stein Geoffrey M. and Diana Sturr Marla L. and Robert K. Tanenbaum Peggy and David Tanner Nigel and Susan C. Taplin Arn Tellem and Nancy Reiss Tellem Kevin Thurm and Suzanne Seiden Brigitte P. Trevidic and James M. Weinrott Ali Velshi and Lori Wachs Teri and Barry Volpert Andrew Watt and Sarah S. Cotsen Jeffrey M. Weiss Betsy Werthan and Bart R. Schwartz


Watching the transformation of Seeds has a powerful impact on staff, many of whom are inspired to include Seeds of Peace in their personal giving.

Stephen M. and Anita B. Adelson Lawrence J. Dash Neil and Renee Faggen Moses and Susan Feldman Richard Friedman Daniel Juceam Michael Jurnovoy Eric Kleinberg Paul Krieger Scott M. and Tyana Kurtz Robert and Melissa Lewin Jane L. and Kenneth Lieberthal Tom Lippman Paul A. and Dorothy-Sue Lotke Andrew Myers Stephen J. Rockower, M.D. and Ann H. Sablosky, Esq. Alex and Carol S. Rubenstein Anthony Schaeffer and Katie Adams-Schaeffer Donald M. and Mary M. Schwartz Charles H. and Merle G. Shoneman James D. Silbert and Elizabeth Horton Arn Tellem and Nancy Reiss Tellem Jane and Robert Toll


Sukanya Lahiri Soderland Ned Lazarus Rev. James N. Lee Jr. Joan Leitzer, M.D. Daniel Levin Leslie Lewin Nick Lewin Larry Malm Zoe Mercer-Golden David Meshoulam Aaron D. Miller Jocelyn S. Mitchell Lois Myers Tamer Nagy Matthew B. Nelson Marni N. Pearce Debby Rager David Reckess Stephanie Rivkin Jesse R. Ryan Anthony Santa Ana Kevin M. Skolnik Matthew Slovik Jerry A. Smith, Jr. Jordan L. Solomon Rev. Judith Stuart Suzy Sureck Eric A. Tanner Robert Tanner Fr. Joshua Thomas Emily K. Umansky Janet Wallach Dindy K. Weinstein


Powhatan alumni recognize that the spirit of Joel Bloom’s camp continues through Seeds of Peace.

Carol Adams Pious Ali Andrew M. Arsham Margery E. Arsham Renee Atkinson Rachel Brophy Austen Brower Matthew P. Courey Christine R. Covey Charles J. de Sieyes, M.D. Ron Garber Alyson L. Geller Jeremy S. Goldberg Abby Goldenfarb Sidney Goldman, M.D. Bobbie Gottschalk Rebecca Hankin Timothy Hawkins, M.D. Dafna Hochman Lori Holcomb-Holland Kristin Kentopp Mary Ann Kiernan Sonja Kuftinec Aaron M. Kurman

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2020 Supporters

Our work doesn’t stop, and neither does the support from our Peace Partners, who are committed to supporting the organization’s programs year-round by donating monthly. Dina F. and Hicham Aboutaam Pious Ali E. Davies Allan Amir Arman Renee Atkinson Dominic Barrington Jacquelyn Barth Daniel Berman and Sarah Meyers Susan A. Bloch Antonio Bravo David Brodkey Rachel Brophy William and Lorna W. Chafe Jack Cobbold Rev. Doyt Conn and Kristin Conn Dree Daugherty Nicholas Deines Charles Elliott Earline R. and Donald Fechter Megaera Fitch Abby Goldenfarb G. Jonathan Greenwald Janis T. Ground Cindy Hansel and Brian Blunt Dana Hofford Roxendal David L. and Melanie M. Holshouser Heidi Hoover Marie Hurd Rev. Molly F. James

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Julie A. Katz Mary Ann and Thomas Kiernan Henry Kingsbury Lele Levay Michael Magee Joshua and Eden Maisel Cathy and Marty Mallick Sara McArdle John A. Mentis Rev. Diane Nancekivell and Mr. Tom Baskett Kari Nasby Richard J. Oba Robert I. Patten and Theresa Patten Danielle Richmond Judy Rosen Shoshana E. Rosenbaum Beth-ann Roth and Richard Kirby Martin Rothenberg Wendie Sakakeeny Jay Schaeffer Sydney R. and Deborah M. Sewall Michael Sintef Jennifer K. Smith Walz Howard Stewart Rev. Judith Stuart Katherine W. Sturm Peter Tenenbaum Fr. Joshua Thomas Jessica L. Thompson Judith Ulrich Janet L. Williams Katharine Wood Lucia Wyatt Alana Zion-Buchalla and Fernando Buchalla Become a Peace Partner at seedsofpeace.org/peacepartners

” I WANT TO PROVIDE EMERGING YOUNG LEADERS IN PALESTINE WITH THE SKILLS, CONFIDENCE AND NETWORK THEY NEED TO LEAD AND INNOVATE WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITIES I am the development director for a Palestinian nonprofit called Zimam, which brings together thousands of Palestinians from across the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem to build a society united through respect, peace, and democracy.


(2020 GATHER Fellow)

Building a united Palestinian society.

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Your will or trust is a reflection of your values. A gift by bequest through your will or living trust, or a gift through a retirement plan beneficiary designation, will create a legacy of hope and opportunity for future generations. A legacy gift reaffirms your belief that peace is indeed possible and sustainable. Many supporters choose to leave bequests in their wills or trusts. You may also name Seeds of Peace as a

beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance policy, or brokerage or bank account as a generous way to support our shared vision. As you create or review your long-term financial plans, we hope you will consider creating a legacy of support for Seeds of Peace. If you’ve included Seeds of Peace in your plans, please let us know. If you’d like to learn how to create your own legacy gift, contact us at (212) 573-8040 or bmccollum@seedsofpeace.org.

IN RECOGNITION Anonymous (4) Vivek J. Bantwal and Sarika Singh Samuel J. Bellin* Macky Bennett* Paul Bernstein Rosalind Biskind* Loretta Borstein* Steven C. Coxe Kathryn W. Davis* Ethel K. Duritz*

Sue Carol Francis* Dan Frederick Abbie Freedman* Bobbie and Thomas Gottschalk Helen R. Grace* Marilyn Grossman* Stanley Hirsch* Dorothy Day Horowitz* Carrie E. Jenkins*

* Deceased Ellen Kagan* Betty Jo Lowe Krout* Meredith Y. L. Francis X. Langlois* and Paul E. Laubin Eugene and Carolyn Mercy Arnold Nestle* Ruth Plotnick* Charlotte W. Ritter* Mary Honor Rivin*

Richard J. and Roberta Shaker Alice Soref C. Michael and Joan Spero Martin I. Small* Jane and Robert Toll Stella Vogel* Ruth Weisman* Jerry S. and Margaret Weiner

PLANT SEEDS OF PEACE WITH YOUR GIFT ONLINE seedsofpeace.org/donate BY CHECK Seeds of Peace, Inc. PO Box #70372 Newark NJ 07101-0096

EXPLORE CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS Contact Rev. Judith Stuart +1 (212) 573-8040 jstuart@seedsofpeace.org INCLUDE SEEDS OF PEACE IN A WILL or as a beneficiary of your retirement plan Contact Rev. Brian McCollum +1 (212) 573-8040 bmccollum@seedsofpeace.org

MAKE A GIFT OF STOCK Contact Marni Pearce +1 (212) 573-8235 marni@seedsofpeace.org

INTERNATIONAL GIVING Contact Rev. Brian McCollum +1 (212) 573-8040 bmccollum@seedsofpeace.org

GIVE THROUGH A DONOR ADVISED FUND Contact Marni Pearce +1 (212) 573-8235 marni@seedsofpeace.org

FUNDRAISE THROUGH CROWDRISE Contact Emily Umansky +1 (212) 573-8270 eumansky@seedsofpeace.org

Seeds of Peace is a registered 501(c)(3). Our Tax ID is #52-1814447. All gifts are deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

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CORPORATE AND THOUGHT LEADERS COMMITTEE Andrew Cedar (Co-Chair) Angela Homsi (Co-Chair) Leen Al-Alami (Co-Chair) Aenne Brenninkmeyer Chene Amera Otaifa Aner Ben-Ami Dan Grossman Deborah Pevenstein Devon Cohen Diala Saadeh-Thaher Donna Preddy Eric Norberg Erin Segilia George Khalaf Ghada Sousou Hanoch Piven Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal Jane Masri Jason Drucker Jennifer Miller Johan Berggren Julie Mandell Koby Sadan Lani Martin Lois Perelson-Gross Malvina Goldfeld Ned Lazarus Nina Lahoud

Rakhee Ditta Ron Garber Yossi Mekelberg Zachary Gidwitz ALUMNI AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE Alexa Liautaud Alison Och Benjamin Pollard Boris Sharapan Eric Tanner Grant Tanenbaum Jacob Toll Jason Thurm Jay Cohen Jessica Yarmuth Katherine Pollock Lara Barak Matthew Devine Natalie Frieder Nausheen Rajan Nicole Krantz Perri Gould Rebecca Garland Rebecca Saber Sarika Arya Shira Mazor Stephanie Rivkin Zoe Mercer-Golden

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The Council and its two committees champion Seeds of Peace’s critical work and help grow the organization’s footprint. Members include Seeds and Seed parents, donors, and members of the business and philanthropic communities.


Sandra S. Wijnberg (Chair) Jordan Solomon (Vice Chair) Tiziana Sousou (Vice Chair) Anna Tunkel (Secretary) Ricky Goldwasser (Treasurer) Ali Velshi Amer Kamal Bobbie Gottschalk Bruce Saber Casper Caldarola Christine R. Covey David Avital Ihsan Essaid Jane Toll Janet Wallach Jason Craige Harris Jeremy Goldberg Karen Karniol-Tambour Matthew Courey Maysa Baransi Peggy E. Tanner Pious Ali

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Raed Elkhatib Richard Berman Richard Dale Robert C. Bordone Robert Toll Sam Frieder Samir Zabaneh Scott Birnbaum Shaiza Rizavi Steven B. Gruber Susan Bloch Sushant Palakurthi Rao Teresa Tanega-Ignacio C. Michael Spero (Emeritus) Darcie Bundy (Emeritus) Eugene Mercy Jr. (Emeritus) James Orphanides (Emeritus) Joseph Gantz (Emeritus) Lindsay Miller (Emeritus) Michelle Mercer (Emeritus) Paul Bernstein (Emeritus) Samuel L. Samelson (Emeritus)

John Wallach (1943-2002)


Director, Impact & Strategy

Renee Atkinson

Associate Director & Director, Program Operations

Jean Dalip

Staff Accountant

Marisa Dolkart

Senior Administrative Coordinator

Francis Edouard

Financial Reporting Accountant

Adam Hayden

Senior Coordinator, United States Programs (West)

Hannah Hochkeppel

Co-Director, United States Programs

Lori Holcomb-Holland Director, Digital Content

Benjamin Jeremiah

Director, People Operations

Catherine Joseph Director, Accounting

Eric Kapenga

Director, Branding & Design

Dan Kinch

Manager, Camp Facilities

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Fr. Josh Thomas Marni Pearce

Ragu Selvakumar

Director, Egyptian Programs & Multinational Dialogue Director

Development Coordinator

Salonee Shrestha

Sara Benabdallah

Director, GATHER Operations

Jennilee Sirois

Claire Dibsi Ayeda

Director, Camp Operations

Sarah Stone

Camp Director & Multinational Education Consultant

Rev. Judith Stuart

Director, Development Initiatives

Mark Tsigler

Senior Staff Accountant

Emily Umansky

Chief Officer, Legal & Business Affairs (Palestine)

Ittay Flescher

Director, Kids4Peace Jersusalem

Sagar Gangurde

Director, Indian Programs

Ashraf Ghandoura

Director, GATHER Middle East

Jonathan Kabiria

Senior Coordinator, Development & Executive Assistant

Director, Israeli Programs

Kenneth Whittaker

Director, GATHER International

Timothy P. Wilson

Senior Program Manager, Kids4Peace Jerusalem

Alina Yavorovskaya

Chief Officer, Legal & Business Affairs (Israel)

Manager, Legal & Business Affairs Senior Advisor & Director, Maine Seeds Program Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, CFO

Accountant, Ramallah

Glenn Pastore

Monica Bakya

Staff Accountant

Eliza O’Neil

Director, Grounds & Maintenance

Farah Bdoura

Director, Jordanian Programs


Co-Director, United States Programs

serving on staff

Director, Data & Development Operations

Rev. Brian McCollum Director, Development

aDenotes alumni

Tha’er Abdallah

Lubna Al Qudwa

Pooja Pradeepa

Suma Qawasmia Eyal Ronder

Antwan Saca

Director, Palestinian Programs

Shahar Shilloa

Manager, Israeli Programs

Uraib Zalatimoa

Jerusalem Office & Operations Manager

Program Coordinator, Gaza

Mirna Ansaria

Senior Manager, Palestinian Programs

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