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    The Max A. Shacknai Foundation

    The Noah's Family Foundation, a not for profit corporation, has become the Max A. Shacknai Foundation.

    http://starpas.azcc.gov/scripts/cgii...me-id=08080251

    Officer Information JONAH SHACKNAI
    PRESIDENT
    7720 N DOBSON RD
    SCOTTSDALE,AZ 85256
    Date of Taking Office: 05/19/1997
    Last Updated: 07/15/2011


    Director Information JONAH SHACKNAI
    DIRECTOR
    7720 N DOBSON RD
    SCOTTSDALE,AZ 85256
    Date of Taking Office: 05/19/1997
    Last Updated: 07/15/2011
    Name change amendment, adopted July 22, 2011:

    http://images.azcc.gov/scripts/cgi/dwispart2.pl

    Rebecca Zahau funeral July 23, 2011
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...&GRid=73397507

    Doesn't a corporation have to have more than a director?
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    http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/000128/giving.shtml

    Giving occupies firm's founder
    January 28, 2000/21 Shevat 5760, Vol. 52, No.21

    Shacknai, 43, is a director of the Southwest Autism Research Center (SARC) and of the Whispering Hope Ranch, a foundation that helps provide animal-assisted therapy for children and adults with special needs.

    He is also the founder and chairman of the Noah's Family Foundation, a private philanthropic organization; and a member of the board of directors of the Delta Society, a national public-service organization that promotes animal-assisted therapy and provides training programs for service dogs.

    Shacknai says that of the charitable efforts with which he's involved, he gets the most satisfaction from those that help children. He became involved with SARC through his friendship with Denise Resnick, SARC'S founder and the mother of an autistic child.
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    I don't exactly get it. Usually you name a foundation after a person or child who has a similar affliction or situation/cause. This doesn't apply here to Jonah renaming the foundation. Maybe it's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWannaKnow View Post
    The Noah's Family Foundation, a not for profit corporation, has become the Max A. Shacknai Foundation.

    http://starpas.azcc.gov/scripts/cgii...me-id=08080251



    Name change amendment, adopted July 22, 2011:

    http://images.azcc.gov/scripts/cgi/dwispart2.pl

    Rebecca Zahau funeral July 23, 2011
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...&GRid=73397507

    Doesn't a corporation have to have more than a director?

    I think a nonprofit does?

    I find it odd he did this so soon ... I hate to think it had anything to do with publicity bringing in more dollars. Somebody smack me before I say he did it to look good.

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    Another PR move. He's certainly getting a lot for the money he's paying them. IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty P View Post
    Another PR move. He's certainly getting a lot for the money he's paying them. IMO
    Yeah, and interesting that Resnick is connected both through this nonprofit and through representing him as a PR firm... or is just a friend as was presented in an early news article

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    Another observation... probably when the name was changed they were assuming Rebecca's death would be determined a tragic suicide. I doubt anyone assumed it would be gaining this much publicity and contested so publicly by the family. Now anytime someone searches Max's name, suspicions about Rebecca's death will come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by time View Post
    Yeah, and interesting that Resnick is connected both through this nonprofit and through representing him as a PR firm... or is just a friend as was presented in an early news article
    I agree time. Bringing this post by CalElliot forward for reference:

    Quote Originally Posted by CalElliot View Post
    • Denise Resnik (no "c") operates a PR company.
    • Denise Resnik was quoted in an LA Times blog as a "friend" of Jonah Shacknai's, vouching for his character, with no disclosure of their professional relationships.
    • Denise Resnik has an adult son, Matthew, who is autistic.
    • Denise Resnik is on the board of Whispering Hope Ranch autism foundation in AZ.
    • Resnik is a cofounder of SARRC (Southwest Autism Research & Resource center) in AZ.
    • Raun Melmed is a cofounder of SARRC in AZ.
    • Raun Melmed is medical director of Melmed Center in AZ.
    • Dina Shacknai is a "clinical psychologist fellow" (not a doctor) at Melmed Center in AZ.
    • Jonah Shacknai is on the board of Whispering Hope Ranch autism foundation in AZ.
    • Howard Luber is a dermatologist in AZ.
    • Howard Luber's wife, Lisa Luber, is a pharmacist in AZ.
    • Howard Luber and Jonah Shacknai own or owned neighboring property in Paradise Valley AZ.



    http://www.dracommunications.com/#!leadership
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...o-mansion.html
    http://www.melmedcenter.com/
    http://www.whisperinghoperanch.org/board_of_directors
    http://www.autismcenter.org/board.aspx
    http://www.autismcenter.org/leadership_team.aspx
    http://www.phoenixmag.com/top-docs/a...oward-j--luber
    http://phoenix.blockshopper.com/news...6BD_for_4_495M,
    http://www.camelrx.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWannaKnow View Post
    I agree time. Bringing this post by CalElliot forward for reference:
    Thanks ...I remember that post. I wonder how much Rebecca was able to integrate into this social circle and how close these others are to Dina. I remember an odd comment posted (perhaps by the book author) that Dina helped start one of those autism foundations, but the timeline is not right for that to be true? Makes one wonder where that info is coming from. I have to at least ponder whether some negative talk was taking place over the last 2 or 3 years concerning Rebecca. I don't think during a bad time, Max's accident, I'd want to be surrounded by Dr. Luber, Nina, Dina, Dina's boyfriend, Adam, Resnik, and Jonah if I were her. Too bad her family wasn't in the area for support and to look after her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by time View Post
    I think a nonprofit does?

    I find it odd he did this so soon ... I hate to think it had anything to do with publicity bringing in more dollars. Somebody smack me before I say he did it to look good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastal View Post
    hehe ... thanks I needed that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWannaKnow View Post
    The Noah's Family Foundation, a not for profit corporation, has become the Max A. Shacknai Foundation.

    http://starpas.azcc.gov/scripts/cgii...me-id=08080251



    Name change amendment, adopted July 22, 2011:

    http://images.azcc.gov/scripts/cgi/dwispart2.pl

    Rebecca Zahau funeral July 23, 2011
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...&GRid=73397507

    Doesn't a corporation have to have more than a director?
    It's a common practice in Judaism to name a charity after a lost loved one. Little Leiby Kletzky had a foundation named after him, too. The charity need not be related to the person (for example, a cancer foundation can be named after a child who did not die of cancer). It merely exists to do good in that child's name, to bring a blessing to their remembrance instead of sorrow.

    Jewish writer Herman Wouk (he wrote Marjorie Morningstar and The Caine Mutiny) named a foundation after his son, Abe, who died tragically.

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    This was initiated the day before they took Max off life support. The following day he had DL get Ocean out of the kennel. That is one cool customer. That would not have been what I was thinking about if I had just lost my beloved partner AND my youngest child. I would be a puddle on the floor. JMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWannaKnow View Post
    This was initiated the day before they took Max off life support. The following day he had DL get Ocean out of the kennel. That is one cool customer. That would not have been what I was thinking about if I had just lost my beloved partner AND my youngest child. I would be a puddle on the floor. JMO.
    It's part of Judaism. It was actually a courageous thing to do. It shows he was able to think of others during his time of grief, just like he and Dina did when they donated Max's organs to other children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty P View Post
    Another PR move. He's certainly getting a lot for the money he's paying them. IMO
    While I would hate to think that a charitable foundation named for your deceased son is PR....I would say that I think the timing is interesting....and to think that he had to think of his son's funeral arrangements, Rebecca his loving partner's funeral arrangements...and yet he had time to tie up the legalities of this foundation and getting a high powered PR firm. Hmmm..priorities.

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