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Mr. Robert Kleinman FCPA, FCA

Former Executive Director, The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal

Robert (Bobby) moved into philanthropy in August 1994 by becoming the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal. The JCF is seen to be Canada’s most donor-centred foundation. He is presently a planned giving consultant.

He previously was a partner in taxation at Ernst and Young.

Bobby specializes in tax-assisted giving and has written numerous articles on the subject and has published the JCF Gift Planning Handbook, available to the public at

He has helped many Canadian charities design their planned giving programmes.

Robert is Past-President of the Conseil de la Philanthropie du Quebec, the Table Ronde du Quebec of the CAGP, JIAS Canada, JIAS Montreal and the Mount Royal Tennis Club.