Helen Scharf: Passionately Devoted to the Cummings Centre at 98

Encountering Helen Scharf’s ebullient spirit and infectious energy, anyone she meets would be amazed to learn that she recently marked her 98th birthday. “I’m still celebrating – I’ll be celebrating the whole year,” Helen says with a smile. A familiar face at the Cummings Centre for many years, Helen thrives on being active: “I [...]

2021-09-24T19:43:04-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Foundation, Volunteer|0 Comments


“I’m a people person – I like to be busy and to take charge,” says Bram Besner, a former President of the CJCS Foundation from 2013-15 and, at age 88, an active volunteer and donor who remains devoted to the Cummings Centre.   “When I retired, I was looking for something to do and I was [...]

2021-09-15T12:43:48-04:00September 15th, 2021|Foundation, Volunteer|0 Comments

A Dedicated Father and Daughter Bring a Love of Family to the Cummings Centre

“Growing up, we all learned to give of ourselves – not only financially but to always give of our time,” says Wendy Albert, who runs the Leonard Albert Family Foundation along with several family members, including two of her sons. The Foundation was originally dedicated to children’s charities. However, in the early 2000s, when [...]

2021-06-15T09:25:33-04:00June 1st, 2021|Foundation, Volunteer|0 Comments