Our Founders

 

“Do not keep yourself apart from your community. Let your home be a gathering place for wise men, sit attentively at their feet and drink their words and wisdom with eagerness. When there is no knowledge there is no understanding; where there is no understanding there is no knowledge” Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Fathers

Morris and Rosalind established their family Foundation in 2005.  The Foundation was endowed in 2008. The mission of the Foundation encompasses three areas: scientific research which improves public health, experiential and informal education and community capacity building. The Foundation strives to encourage best practices and innovation.

The Goodman’s were married for 53 years when Rosalind tragically lost her struggle to lung cancer. Following her graduation from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts, Rosalind devoted her life to philanthropy and making a difference, believing that her greatest responsibilities were to her family and community and to follow the precepts of “Tikkun Olam” (repairing the world). On a daily basis Rosalind Goodman devoted her time to philanthropic projects: she was always prepared to join a team and work with her signature approach that every job was equally important if it contributed to the greater good.

Morris Goodman graduated from the University of Montreal in 1953 from the Faculty of Pharmacy and went on to build a remarkable career in generic pharmaceuticals; he is the co-founder and chairman of Pharmascience Inc., believing strongly in strengthening society through both his philanthropy and business.

Morris Goodman and his children, Debbie Goodman Davis, David Goodman, Jonathan Goodman and Shawna Goodman Sone, together with their spouses and children actively carry out the legacy of Rosalind to contribute to enriching civil society in North America and Israel.