Bill & Risa Levine Family Philanthropic Fund

As we write this “life story” we are soon to celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary. Thirty years is a long time, but our lives together seem too short to record for history. Bill, a native of Vancouver and Risa, a native of Saskatoon met on a blind date and were married 18 months later in December 1967 when Bill was 26 and Risa 19. Our daughters Sarah and Anna were born in 1970 and 1971 respectively.

We come from families who were actively involved in their Jewish and general communities. We have carried on that tradition through our involvement in and support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and its agencies, and our synagogue, Beth Israel. Our involvement in non-Jewish community affairs include the Vancouver Foundation and UBC. We hope our children will share and continue our commitment. We believe that the Endowment Fund of JFGV is an important tool to ensure the future of the Greater Vancouver Jewish Community.

Bill, Risa, Sarah and Anna Levine