Leaving Your Legacy


We would love for you to join us to discuss legacy giving and how you can help secure the future of our Jewish community.


Along with Mike Leven, Founder of the Jewish Future Pledge, we will be joined by other inspirational community leaders who have endowed their gifts to UJA through the Jewish Foundation.


Tuesday, June 13, 2023

12:00 PM


At the home of Warren and Debbie Kimel

(Address to be provided closer to the event)


Lunch to be served | Kashrut observed

Please note, capacity is limited.


We hope to see you there!




Leonard Abramsky

Chair, Jewish Foundation


David Granovsky and Melissa Muskat

Co-chairs, 2023 Annual Campaign


Beth Singer

Chair, Women’s Philanthropy


Warren and Debbie Kimel

Chairs, Jewish Future Pledge


For more information, please contact Melissa Lobl at mlobl@ujafed.org.



By registering and attending this event, you agree to the use of your photo and/or video for publications, news releases, online, and in other communications, related to the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and/or the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. 

Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lobl at mlobl@ujafed.org.

Keynote Speaker

Mike Leven, Founder, Jewish Future Pledge

Mike Leven is a legendary business executive and visionary philanthropist. Inspired by Warren Buffet’s and Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge, Mike co-founded the Jewish Future Pledge to carry on his family’s commitment to Judaism.

Mr. Leven currently serves on the boards of The Marcus Foundation; AEPi Fraternity Foundation; Birthright Israel Foundation; Board of Advisors of Prager University; HERSHA Hospitality Trust; Independent Women’s Voice; Turning Point USA Board of Advisors and SESTRA Group.

Professionally, Mike ended his tenure in 2019 as the chairman and chief executive officer of the Georgia Aquarium to devote more time to charitable endeavors like the Jewish Future Pledge. In the past, he has served as president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the chairman and chief executive officer of US Franchise Systems, the president and chief operating officer of Holiday Inn Worldwide, and the president of Days Inn of America.

Mr. Leven is a co-founder of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), an organization that has more than 19,000 members owning more than 40,000 hotels.

Mike is the author of Can’t Do It Yourself: How Commitment to Others Leads to Personal Prosperity, which shares his roadmap to personal and professional success, ending each chapter with a lesson to live by in business and life.