Nancy Dershaw Grant For Holocaust Survivors in Need

The Nancy Dershaw Grant was founded by Judi  Hannes Mendelsohn of NEXT GENERATIONS to raise funds to assist Holocaust Survivors in need.  The Grant is named in honor of NEXT GENERATIONS Founder and first President, Nancy Dershaw.  Over the past several years we have seen an explosion in the needs of Holocaust Survivors in Palm Beach County, Florida, and we remain committed to ensure the most frail and financially struggling Survivors are not forgotten.  Many have difficulty paying for food, medicine, doctor bills and other basic necessities.  The need for help is greater now than ever before because many are all alone, left without spouses or family. 

The Nancy Dershaw Grant for Holocaust Survivors provides emergency aid to Holocaust Survivors with needs.  NEXT GENERATIONS partners with organizations that provide direct services to Survivors.

Grant allocations to these organizations ensure that professional assessments of the Survivor's needs and the direct care they receive are provided in a confidential manner.

Your gift supports those Survivors who have been deemed eligible for this emergency aid. 

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Judi Hannes Mendelsohn, Grant Founder / 561-702-3390

Riva Ginsburg, Co-Chair  / 561-395-7119

Terri Golden, Treasurer  / 561-685-9038

NEXT GENERATIONS of Holocaust Survivors made grants of $18,407 each to the Ferd and Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service and the Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services from the Nancy Dershaw Grant for Holocaust Survivors in Need on December 10, 2021.  These funds will be used by the two JFS's for direct services for Holocaust survivors who require financial assistance.  To date, the Nancy Dershaw Grant has distributed more than $353,000 in grants to assist Holocaust survivors in need.  In the photo (L-R) are: Marc Hopin, CEO of the Alpert JFS; Nancy Dershaw, NEXT GENERATIONS Founder and President; Danielle Hartman, CEO and President of the Rales JFS; and Randi Posner, NEXT GENERATIONS Education Chair.

Photo by Steven Shires

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NEXT GENERATIONS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with Articles of Incorporation filed in Florida. Federal EIN 26-3902517


A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1.800.HELP-FLA or online at Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Registration Number: CH46898