Supporting Dreams and Making an Impact
“Much of what I’ve done in my life began with people telling me it couldn’t be done and that I was crazy for even trying. But dreaming big has always been my way; everything I do is about championing people who may not have means but do have a vision and just need someone to give them the opportunity to make it happen.”
Making a Difference
Miles’ mission is to provide funding for inspirational initiatives that make an impact in the communities they serve by giving what’s needed to build upon visions and achieve dreams.
The single motivating factor behind Miles’ business success is his desire to make a difference in the world. He is driven to help improve lives through his commitment to initiatives that strengthen communities, children’s welfare, education, and health care.
Community - Canada and Israel
Miles understands the impact that community services have on those who need it most. As a young boy, Miles was able to attend summer camp at the Bloor Street Jewish Community Centre thanks to the generosity of a sponsor, and his experience there is the inspiration for his strong support of community programs.
Miles’ childhood was positively influenced by those whose generosity gave him opportunities he otherwise wouldn’t have had. Providing safe spaces and access to programs that improve chances for success, Miles is devoted to bringing hope and opportunity to children and youth in communities around the world.
Miles credits his mother with instilling in him the value of a good education. She worked so hard that somehow Miles’ brother, who went to podiatry school in the States, and Miles got an education. Always aware that he didn’t complete a formal post-secondary degree, Miles contributes to educational initiatives in honour of the values his mother taught him and as a way to respect that legacy.
Miles’ 10 Rules of Partnership include partnering with people who have the human compassion gene. Giving time, talent, and treasure is something he feels is inherently important and that by supporting the researchers, doctors, and groundbreaking initiatives in health care is a way to honour those who provide the care and, of course, those who receive it.
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”