The America-Israel Cultural Foundation mourns the passing of Vera Stern. From the late ’60s until 2007 Vera served in many roles with the organization, including as its president, and was known as the heart and soul of AICF. She tirelessly dedicated herself to the organization and passionately supported its artists for over four decades. Some of the world’s top artists can trace the beginning of their careers and early development to investments made by AICF and Vera. Vera’s love for Israel and her passion for the arts will leave a long legacy of creative excellence through AICF and demonstrate Tikkun Olam in its most universal language.