For many years, renowned New York property developer, Boris Mizhen has been contributing to the Chabad of Shoreline and the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven. He has been a longtime supporter of both groups, and has given considerable donations over the years to the Jewish Foundation’s “PACE” (Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment) fund and to the Chabad of Shoreline’s Jacob Fund, which helps to provide food for local families in need.
“I am happy to support the wonderful work of the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven and the Chabad of Shoreline,” said Boris Mizhen. “I feel very grateful for my good fortune in being able to help such a positive organization.”
The PACE fund, or Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment, is a fund at the Jewish Foundation that awards the UJA-Federation annual campaign gift. These donations from Boris Mizhen, among others, help to pay for Jewish education, camps, schools, and care for the elderly and others in need, both in the New Haven area and in Israel. Mizhen’s contribution to the PACE fund was provided through the Boris Mizhen Family Trust. The Jewish Foundation has long been a trusted and expert source for establishing charitable gifts and endowments. They serve as a partner and essential resource for synagogues, local Jewish agencies, professional advisors and donors.
The Jacob Fund is operated by the Chabad of Shoreline, in Guilford, CT and is a charity program, which provides food in a respectable and discreet manner for families undergoing a financial crisis, whether from loss of employment, illness, or other unforeseen events. The program generates food “gift cards” that may be used in select supermarkets throughout Guilford and the Greater New Haven area. Different amounts are allotted to families who may utilize the services for between two and four months, with certain exceptions made based on need. As a longtime resident of Guilford, Boris Mizhen has said he feels a responsibility to help his neighbors in the most respectable and grassroots way possible.
Boris Mizhen is a prominent real estate developer in the New York City-area with projects including both residential and commercial properties across the North-East United States. Born with a strong business instinct, Mizhen learnt at a young age how to use every opportunity to his advantage. He enjoys spending his extra time and energy by contributing to charities and organizations that offer help to those who need it most. By pursuing his passion in philanthropic causes, Boris Mizhen remains passionately involved with social activism across the world.