Jim and Judy Ganulin are passionate about giving. For them, charity is an extension of their Jewish faith and the concept of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). As the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, the Ganulins were among the first to contribute PCF’s COVID-19 Response Fund – twice. Their contributions came through a direct donation as well as an allocation from their PCF Donor Advised Fund.
Both Jim and Judy have volunteered their time during their careers and in retirement. From mentoring at-risk youth to supporting women overcoming domestic violence, they feel it is these efforts that connects us and brings intrinsic, personal benefits.
The COVID-19 Fund appealed to the Ganulins because of its primary focus on food distribution. “My feeling is, when you’re hungry, you can’t do much,” said Judy. They also like that the Fund is able to identify and support multiple causes impacted by COVID-19.
At our age and at this time we find there’s not much we can do physically, and we find that frustrating. Giving is something we can do, and we know it makes a difference with the Foundation. – Jim Ganulin, fundholder, PCF