Fundraising for Tamir

Fundraising is a great way to raise funds and awareness and educate our community about our services. Use your imagination and energy to put on your own event and raise funds for Tamir.

Successful past events have included everything from dinner events, concerts, bowl-a-thons to belly-dancing. By hosting a fundraising event, you can make a significant difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Think of your connections and put them to good work. Anyone can do it!

If you are celebrating a special birthday or a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, consider asking your special guests to honour you with a gift to Tamir!

$100K gift made to Tamir Foundation in honour of former Ottawa resident.

Tamir Foundation is thrilled to announce that the M.B. Lewis Charitable Foundation, a Washington DC based family philanthropy, has presented Tamir with a generous gift of $100,000 US. The gift is made in loving memory of Bessie C. and Phillip Lewis. Bessie Lewis (nee Cardash) grew up in Ottawa and had a lifelong attachment to our Jewish community.

Lily Penso, Tamir founder, offers the following background: “As a proud senior member of the Cardash family, it is my pleasure to explain the Cardash connection to Ottawa on the occasion of the generous donation made through the M.B. Lewis Charitable Foundation in loving memory of my dear cousins the late Bess Cardash Lewis and her husband Philip Lewis.

Bess and her family moved to Canada when she was a young child. Her work took her to Washington, DC, and despite the distance between Ottawa and Washington, Bess always maintained a strong…read more