Outstanding Philanthropist Award

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Congratulations to CMF’s new Director, Dr. Michael Dan, and his wife Dr. Amira Dan, who just received the Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Philanthropist Award.

Drs. Michael and Amira Dan have been generous and committed leaders in helping to address the health and educational inequities and inequalities that weigh so heavily on Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

Following the sale of the parent company, Novopharm Ltd., to Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2000, Dr. Dan created the Paloma Foundation through which the family has funded organizations that assist marginalized people in Toronto, as well as support Indigenous health and education initiatives. Their commitment to global health is demonstrated through his support of the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and the establishment of the Michael and Amira Dan Professorship in Global Health at The University of Toronto.

Read more about the AFP Awards and the generous contributions of the Dan family: AFP Philanthropy Awards