A Message from AJWS Board Member Russ Pratt

“How do we turn fear into hope and anger into inspiration?”

AJWS Board Member Russ Pratt shared a special message about why he supports AJWS’s work to improve the lives of millions around the world. Watch his moving video below.



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pratt_russ-300x300Russ Pratt is president and founder of The Pratt Company, a real estate development company concentrating on site location, land acquisition, shopping center development, retail tenant leasing and management. As a trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Russ served as senior vice president for governmental affairs in Washington D.C. from 1995 through 1998. Russ served as director of the Peace Corps program in Botswana from 1968 to 1972. He joined the AJWS board of trustees in April 2008.