H.M. King Mohammed VI
S. Daniel Abraham
World Monuments Fund
CVJHP is thrilled to have the backing of the prestigious World Monuments Fund, which is responsible for preserving historical and cultural monuments worldwide. World Monuments Fund (WMF) is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic treasures throughout the world. For more than 50 years, WMF has orchestrated over 600 projects in 90 countries. Today, with affiliate organizations established in Britain, India, Peru, Portugal, and Spain — World Monuments Fund sponsors an ongoing program for the conservation of cultural heritage worldwide. WMF supports CVJHP’s documentation efforts by partially underwriting the work of the CVJHP historian who is conducting archival and oral research into the origins and impact of the Moroccan and Gibraltarian Jews who immigrated to Cape Verde in the 19th century. WMF also provides invaluable in – kind advice and technical assistance to CVJHP regarding cemetery restoration, signage and maintenance.
US Embassy in Praia
In addition to the above major benefactors, CVJHP is deeply indebted to the following donors who have given generously to CVJHP or who include the Project in their annual giving plans:
We would also like to thank the many individual contributors who send in donations that help underwrite costs associated with managing CVJHP. CVJHP has very little overhead because we have no paid staff; most of us are volunteers. President Carol Castiel and Vice President John C. Wahnon also donate their time and expertise to the Project. The executive and honorary board members also provide their time and counsel without remuneration. We would like to acknowledge architect and Jewish descendant, Rafael Benoliel de Carvalho, who created the CVJHP logo and the blueprint for the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Boa Vista. His technical advice and expertise are indispensable to the Project.
Embassy of Morocco
Embassy of Portugal
Embassy of the Republic of Cabo Verde
B’nai B’rith International
Mr. Samy Ymar, American ReproGraphics, Inc.
Mrs. Gwen Zuares
Joao A. Monteiro & Filhos
Cabo Verde Investimentos
Mr. Carlos Benoliel, Joao Benoliel de Carvalho (JBC)