When life blesses you, you enjoy those blessings and then pass them on. That's the philosophy behind the generosity that has prompted Karen and Murray Dalfen to share their good fortune with the Jewish General Hospital, particularly the Division of Endocrinology. “When you give to a good institution, there's a tremendous ripple effect," says Murray. “So we started with a small donation and have been steadily focusing on the hospital ever since.
Giving to institutions like the JGH is a way of sharing with the maximum number of people—or, as Murray puts it, “performing a multiple mitzvah" (Hebrew for “good deed"). At the same time, he says, the donation strengthens the JGH as a whole—in effect, helping good friends to do great things.