Morris was known for being a maverick, a leader who stood up for
what was right,
no matter who said otherwise. His love of people, animals and
was recognized by all who knew him. Therefore, our mission is
to keep his spirit
and memory alive by supporting organizations and individuals who
The purpose of the Morris Stein Foundation is to make the world
we live in a
better place by encouraging individual responsibility and fostering
of ways to take responsibility
Fundraising for The Morris Stein Foundation, also known
as MoSt, will
focus on doing the MoSt for the environment, the MoSt for diversity
tolerance, the MoSt for animal rescue and the MoSt for gun safety.
Funds raised will be used in the following manner:
1. Donations to existing not-for-profit organizations
including but not limited to:
a. Humane Society and/or SPCA and the Wildlife Care Center (which
affiliated with SPCA)
b. Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and/or Discovery Channel programs
program made possible by a grant from The Morris Stein Foundation)
c. Habitat for Humanity
d. Public Libraries and Literacy programs
e. Temple Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus' Morris Stein Fund
for Summer Camp and
Hebrew School scholarships.
2. To establish a program on gun safety including:
a. encouraging new rules requiring state and/or federal regulations
to mandate safety
classes for anyone obtaining long-guns or handguns in much the
way safety classes
are required before anyone can drive a motorcycle or go scuba-diving.
b. develop a template for a class which can be taught on the upper
levels of grade school
to ensure that teenagers know proper gun etiquette and safety
measures, much like sex education and drivers' education
c. speaking tours and/or events promoting responsibility and importance
of gun safety.
3. Scholarships and Grants for like-minded students
Eventually we will establish a criteria and make this part of
the foundation mission.
We are a totally volunteer organization. Eventually,
if it is possible, a salaried
position will be created when the work involved merits it.
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