New York, NY (PRWEB) August 8, 2005
Pave the Way Foundation announced today that two major philanthropic foundations have recognized the value of its inter-religious work and are providing substantial unrestricted gifts to forward the goals of the organization. The financial support from the Mandel Foundation and the Fritz and Adelaide Kauffmann Foundation will be used as to fund specific projects that will enhance the relations between religions through gestures of good will.
Pave the Way Foundation was validated less than one month ago with an unrestricted $100,000 grant from the Russell Berrie Foundation.
ÂOn behalf of the Pave the Way Foundation, I am pleased to announce these substantial gifts.Â Said Gary Krupp, President of Pave the Way Foundation, ÂWe are honored that these outstanding foundations have recognized the value of our work. Further, they have contributed to our future success, the highest form of acceptance. When Pave the Way Foundation was founded, just three short years ago, our goals seemed, to many, impossible to achieve. They might have even been unbelievable. We have succeeded with each project in historic dimensions through inter-religious action. We are very grateful to the Mandel Foundation, to the Fritz and Adelaide Kauffmann Foundation, and to the Russell Berrie Foundation for their confidence in our work and in our message.Â
With this substantial support, in the form of unrestricted grants, the Pave the Way Foundation will be able to drastically step up their efforts toward reconciliation between the religions of the world. The recent terrorism around the world, as well as the threat of further violence in the West, has demonstrated once again that the situation is ominous. Terrorism around the world is the product of religious extremism can only be effectively addressed when religions, not the governments, address the tool being used for manipulation, violence and incitement. Religious extremism exists in every religion and must be dealt with by each religion, if we are going over come the threats we all are living with today.
Pave the Way promotes gestures of good will between the faiths, in order to remove obstacles and to ultimately create a climate where the unified voices of the world's religions can at last come together to respond to those who will use religion as a tool for violence.
ÂWe have supported the Pave the Way Foundation each year from its inception and have watched promised goals, which have seemed almost impossible to accomplish, all being brought to fruition.Â Stated Mr. E. M. Hershberg, Trustee of the Fritz and Adelaide Kauffmann foundation, ÂWe are pleased to support an organization which not only reaches for the highest goals but achieves them. This truly is an inter-religious organization, which not only talks the talk but walks the walk.Â
About Pave the Way Foundation
Pave the Way has a simple yet monumental goal Âto enhance the relations between the worldÂs religions through gestures of good will and thereby embracing their similarities and savoring their differences. In today's world, some individuals try to achieve their agenda through violence, in the name of religion. To silently allow this to happen defames every faith. Our vision is that the unified voice of the world's great religious leaders condemning violence and promoting trust will pave the way to peace.
About the Mandel Foundation
The Mandel Foundation believes that exceptional leaders are the critical factor in contributing significantly to community and society. Such leaders are guided by a powerful vision of the future that is illuminated by clear purposes, inspired by profound ideas and energized by imaginative resolutions to todayÂs problems.
About the Fritz and Adelaide Kauffmann Foundation
The Fritz and Adelaide Foundation supports diverse endeavors which enhance life. Medical, religious, technological and social projects of merit have been the overall beneficiaries of the Fritz and Adelaide Kauffmann Foundation.
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3805
New York, NY 10118
# # #