Scholarship Fund Boosts Accounting Studies

Toronto Blue Jay Kevin Pillar establishes Pillar-Lambert Scholarship Fund at Tel Aviv University
15 August 2016

Pictured from left: Phil Hart, Nathan Disenhouse, TAU Governor and CFTAU National President Jeffrey Wagman, Kevin Pillar, Stephen Adler, Mike Wilner, Leonard Abramsky


Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has established the Pillar-Lambert Scholarship in Accounting at TAU in memory of his grandfather, Ed Lambert. The Scholarship Fund was announced at an event held by the Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University (Ontario & Western Canada), held in Toronto.


Kevin Pillar said, “I am proud to be establishing the Pillar-Lambert Scholarship in Accounting at Tel Aviv University in memory of my grandfather Ed. Through this scholarship I am honoring his career in accounting and the Jewish traditions and values he and my grandmother lived by.”


Statistics published by the Israeli Education Ministry show that the top high schools in the center of the country outperform the best schools in the periphery. This means that, generally, young people from Israel’s outlying and economically distressed communities have lower standardized test scores and therefore lower university admittance rates compared with those from the wealthier central region. The Pillar-Lambert Scholarship Fund will boost accessibility to TAU for talented young Israelis from outlying and developmental towns.


“Amanda and I chose Tel Aviv University because their accounting program is noted for preparing its students for a professional career in the financial sector and providing students with the professional training required of CPSs and finance professionals,” said Pillar.


Stephen Adler, Executive Director of the Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University for Ontario and Western Canada commented, “We are grateful for the support of Kevin and Amanda Pillar and look forward to working with them and the community to strengthen ties between Canada and Israel’s leading university.”


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