The Aviv Foundation is a family philanthropy founded in 2016. We are committed to funding efforts that provide disadvantaged children with opportunities to improve their lives, with a particular focus on child welfare and education. The foundation also supports efforts to promote pluralistic Jewish engagement; build a peaceful and equal-opportunity society in Israel; and promote civic engagement and voting rights for all US citizens.
Dr. Steven Laufer serves as Treasurer of the Aviv Foundation. He works as an economist with a focus on housing and mortgage markets, labor economics, and household finance, and was formerly a Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve Board. Steve also dedicates his time to various Jewish nonprofit organizations and currently serves on the boards of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the Center for Modern Torah Leadership, and the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital. Before becoming an economist, Steve spent several years teaching high school science.