biogen_logo_standard-cmyk-01_2015The Canadian Hemophilia Society, Manitoba Chapter is very honoured to be in the company of 74 local, national and international health and social charities that receives gifts, in perpetuity, from the Silverberg family. The 8.5 million dollar bequest from the Estate of David Silverberg is the second largest fund managed by the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.

David Silverberg was born in Winnipeg in 1913 to immigrant parents, Maier and Antzi Silverberg. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1934 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He retired as Chief Engineer of Administrative Services for the Department of Transportation. David and his brothers Ernest and Morris were raised to be charitable and dedicate themselves to community services. Mr. Silverberg considered these values to be his “family legacy”. In that spirit they chose to leave an enduring gift for future generations. Mr. Silverberg was a very active community volunteer and spent thousands of hours volunteering for the House of Ashkenasie Synagogue.

The Chapter is very grateful to the Silverberg family for their enduring gift.