Mayor of Rishon Lezion
Greetings from the Mayor – Raz Kinstlich
For the past three decades the Rishon LeZion Foundation has partnered with the city and worked for its development with dedication, drive and great success, allocating resources for promoting municipal initiatives.
Over the years the foundation, a nonprofit, has provided strong support for increasing the renown of a host of cultural assets with which we have been blessed; it contributes to fostering sports and education, and to promoting excellence; invests in gifted students and in disadvantaged populations; creates economic cooperative efforts with local industrialists; contributes to commemorating, advancing and preserving the city’s unique historical heritage; assists in renovating sports fields, libraries and tourist sites; supports the city’s students, soldiers and new immigrants through a scholarship and loan fund; and establishes inspiring development projects in all spheres of life.
Like all large cities in Israel and around the world that enhance their activity with the help of donations, Rishon LeZion also views the foundation as an extremely valuable implementation arm, one that makes it possible to raise millions of shekels from donors, foundations and public institutions that believe in the vision of Israel’s fourth-largest city. These donations join the municipality’s investment and are used on behalf of meaningful local projects that make Rishon LeZion a dynamic, values-based, lively and leading city that is rooted in its past while looking ahead to the future.
I would like to thank the donors, whose generosity is heartfelt and warmly appreciated, and all of the dedicated members of the foundation’s management who participate on a voluntary basis and who work day and night to advance the spheres of welfare, education and culture. Thanks to you, Rishon LeZion succeeds in implementing a splendid range of programs that will continue to contribute to the well-being and future of the city’s residents, their children and the generations to come.