Headshot Photo of Shira Shane
2007 Award Recipient


Project Teens Against Genocide (TAG)

Location Encino, CA

Issue Area Philanthropy

Shira, deeply troubled by the violence in Darfur, Sudan, was moved to promote awareness and help end the genocide. Shira worked to engage teens throughout the Los Angeles community in this effort, starting with an awareness campaign at her high school that grew into a middle school education program.

Shira then created TAG (Teens Against Genocide), a 100% high school-run organization comprised of students from high schools all over Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. TAG’s rally in front of the Wilshire Boulevard Federal Building raised thousands of dollars to build wells and a medical center for Sudanese refugees.

Ultimately, it was my Jewish education and values that prompted me to take action. Our religion is not passive.

Shira Shane
“It is never too late, too early, or too often TO GIVE BACK AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE”
Helen Diller