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The Climate Solutions Prize aims to galvanize Israel, also known as the Start-Up Nation, and Quebec’s local talent to curb the climate crisis. It aims to support and inspire increased research and development for breakthrough climate solutions by awarding the best and the brightest not-for-profit researchers and/or organizations throughout Israel with the prize’s funding and recognition.

The prize of $1-Million USD will be granted to a maximum of four (4) researchers, annually in Israel and a prize of $100,000 annually in Quebec, in recognition of their work on promising solutions to our climate crisis. A world-class judging panel will evaluate proposals and the recipient will be announced during a live competition in Israel, which will be broadcast, worldwide.

Notably, the Climate Solutions Prize also aims to inspire younger generations in Israel, Quebec and worldwide to be a source of solutions, having the power to help repair the world (Tikkun Olam).

For more information about the Climate Solutions Prize, please visit www.climatesolutionsprize.com

The Honouree

Jeff graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of Business in 1990. At age sixteen, Jeff was featured on the front page of The Montreal Gazette business section for a video insurance business he had founded. After university, he worked for IBM where he received their Pride Award for Outstanding Performance.

Jeff worked at Hartco (TSX: HCI) from 1992 to 2007, a period where their sales grew from $200 million to over $750 million. Jeff was Executive Vice President of Hartco from 1999 to 2007. While at Hartco he managed and helped automate their distribution centre, implementing the industry’s first radio frequency inventory management system and the first near-time inventory ordering systems.

Jeff started Hartco’s training and HR departments, their corporate sales call centre, and launched and grew a retail distribution business from zero to over $200 million in seven years.

Jeff co-founded Victoria Park in 2008 and is currently its Managing Partner. Victoria Park was selected as Top Medispa in Canada multiple times and is now at 19 locations and growing.

Jeff is an Ironman finisher and works with several charitable organizations. The environment became his priority watching the Inconvenient Truth in 2006 and understanding that all our efforts on making the world a better place would be for naught if we did not protect the world itself. He helped launch the David Suzuki Foundation’s Quebec operations in 2008. In 2021 Jeff helped launch the Climate Solutions Prize, powered by JNF.

Giving Opportunities

Giving Opportunities

FOUNDER

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Opportunity to remit Prize to winner, in Montreal and Israel
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize official video
  • Exclusive e-blast to JNF national list
  • Pre-Gala VIP cocktail access (20), with prize nominees
  • 3 tables of 10, for guests of your choice, preferred seating
  • Exclusive speaking opportunity during Negev Gala
  • Feature onsite banner
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Two-page spread in Gala program book
  • Access to the Prize winner for speaking engagements
  • Logo/Name in stewardship report(s) submitted by Prize winner
  • Logo/Name on channels covering Climate Solutions Prize competition in Israel

$1,000,008

PIONEER

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Logo/name on Climate Solutions Prize official video
  • Exclusive e-blast to JNF national list
  • Exclusive invitation to VIP mission and Prize ceremony in Israel
  • Pre-Gala VIP cocktail access (15), with prize nominees
  • 3 tables of 10, for guests of your choice, preferred seating
  • Exclusive speaking opportunity during Negev Gala
  • Feature onsite banner
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Full-page ad in Gala program book
  • Access to the Prize winner for speaking engagements
  • Logo/Name in stewardship report(s) submitted by Prize winner
  • Logo/Name on channels covering Climate Solutions Prize competition in Israel

$500,004

TRUSTEE

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Logo/name on Climate Solutions Prize official video
  • Exclusive e-blast to JNF national list
  • Pre-Gala VIP cocktail access (10), with prize nominees
  • 3 tables of 10, for guests of your choice, preferred seating
  • Exclusive speaking opportunity during Negev Gala
  • Prominent onsite banner
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Full-page ad in Gala program book
  • Access to the Prize winner for speaking engagements
  • Logo/Name in stewardship report(s) submitted by Prize winner
  • Logo/Name on channels covering Climate Solutions Prize competition in Israel

$250,002


CUSTODIAN

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize official video
  • Exclusive e-blast to JNF national list
  • Pre-Gala VIP cocktail access (8), with prize nominees
  • 3 tables of 10, for guests of your choice, preferred seating
  • Exclusive speaking opportunity during Negev Gala
  • Prominent onsite banner
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Full-page ad in Gala program book
  • Access to the Prize winner for speaking engagements
  • Logo/Name in stewardship report(s) submitted by Prize winner
  • Logo/Name on channels covering Climate Solutions Prize competition in Israel

$150,002

GUARDIAN

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize official video
  • Exclusive e-blast to JNF national list
  • Pre-Gala VIP cocktail access (6), with prize nominees
  • 2 tables of 10, for guests of your choice, preferred seating
  • Verbal acknowledgment by MC, during Negev Gala
  • Prominent onsite banner
  • Logo/name on media wall and video screens
  • Full-page ad in Gala program book
  • Access to the Prize winner for speaking engagements
  • Logo/Name in stewardship report(s) submitted by Prize winner
  • Logo/Name on channels covering Climate Solutions Prize competition in Israel

$100,008

BENEFACTOR

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Exclusive e-blast to JNF national list
  • Pre-Gala VIP cocktail access (4), with prize nominees tables of 10, for guests of your choice, preferred seating
  • Verbal acknowledgment by MC, during Negev Gala
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Half-page ad in Gala program book

$72,000


TRAILBLAZER

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Exclusive e-blast to JNF national list
  • Pre-Gala VIP cocktail access (2), with prize nominees
  • 2 tables of 10, for guests of your choice, preferred seating
  • Verbal acknowledgment by MC, during Negev Gala
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Half-page ad in Gala program book

$50,004

INNOVATOR

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Exclusive e-blast to JNF national list
  • Table of 10, for guests of your choice, Platinum seating
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Half-page ad in Gala program book
  • Tickets (8) to JNF’s annual Tech Shuk
  • Acknowledgement in Tech Shuk program book

$36,000

ACCELERATOR

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Exclusive e-blast to JNF national list
  • Table of 10, for guests of your choice, Gold seating
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Half-page ad in Gala program book
  • Tickets (6) to JNF’s annual Tech Shuk
  • Acknowledgement in Tech Shuk program book

$25,002


CHAMPION

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Logo/Name on Prize e-blasts to JNF national list
  • Table of 10, for guests of your choice, Silver seating
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Quarter-page ad in the Gala program book
  • Tickets (4) to JNF’s annual Tech Shuk
  • Acknowledgement in Tech Shuk program book

$18,000

STAKEHOLDER

  • Recognition on special project site in Israel
  • Logo/Name on Climate Solutions Prize Website
  • Logo/Name on all communications material, electronic and printed
  • Logo/Name on JNF Website
  • Logo/Name on Prize e-blasts to JNF national list
  • Table of 10, for guests of your choice, Bronze seating
  • Logo/Name on media wall and video screens
  • Quarter-page ad in the Gala program book
  • Tickets (2) to JNF’s annual Tech Shuk
  • Acknowledgement in Tech Shuk program book

$10,008

For more information on how to donate or become a sponsor, please contact geremy.miller@jnf.ca

Tickets

Negev Gala Ticket – SOLD OUT!

JNF Future Ticket – SOLD OUT!

When/Where

Date: Tueday June 28, 2022
Location: Jardin Royal Mount, 8187 CH.Royden, Mont-Royal QC, H4P 2P2

Cocktail: 6:30pm
Main Event: 7:45pm

Rain Date: Wednesday June 29th, 2022

Contact Us

NEGEV GALA 2022

For general inquiries about the 2022 Negev Gala please contact our office:
Phil Frai at phil.frai@jnf.ca 514-934-0313 ext.233