THE HILL - THE WASHINGTON SCENE - April 19, 2012 - Nine members of Congress donated their artwork for an EmpowerArt art show at Touchstone Galleries in D.C., to benefit Jill's House, which celebrates special needs children. EmpowerArt is a program created by Bear Givers, founded by Joseph Sprung.


JEWISH WORLD • Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2012 - Joseph Sprung, a member of Chai Lifeline’s executive committee and a former president, received the Lifetime of Leadership Award in recognition of his two decades of service.


Video of Joe Sprung, founder of Bear Givers, who received the Lifetime of Leadership Award from Chai Lifeline on December 19, 2011.

December 3, 2010 - NY1 TV News features Joseph Sprung as "New Yorker of the Week" for being a generous grant provider who embraces the gift of giving.

December 19, 2008 (FORTUNE MAGAZINE) -- " ... Not everyone bought in: Perelman's spokeswoman says he had no involvement and Joseph Sprung, a synagogue member and financial advisor who says he was approached by another member about investing with both Madoff and Merkin several years ago, decided against it."
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Joseph Sprung and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, being honored at a tribute dinner.

Joseph Sprung and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo host a barbecue for foster children in Westhampton Beach. (PDF)

Amit After School Programs - AMIT Magazine - Summer 2006

"Not Your Average Joe" - Jewish Sentinel - June 25, 2004

What's new at JBS
  • JBS Financial's founder, Joseph Sprung, is proud to announce Its Never Too Late to Start Conference. Joe knows that no matter what stage you are in life, it's never too late to start your own business and take control of your destiny. So far, we've had two successful Women Entrepreneurship Conferences, and are planning another entrepreneurship conference in January. Visit our site for more details at: nevertoolatetostart.org
  • Need services beyond financials? Head over to Joseph Sprung's newest venture, JoeProBono.com, an online matchmaking platform that connects those in need of pro bono servies to professionals willing to offer free of charge. Or, give back to the community by offering your own expertise! Learn more at Joeprobono.com.
  • JBS Financial Services is happy to announce the launch of the 30 Second Pitch Mobile App and website which will rival Shark Tank for credible investments and growth opportunities. Download the App at www.30secondpitch.com or go to the App Store and create your pitch today.
  • We congratulate our dear friend and client Andrew Smiley on this outstanding achievement! The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers maintains a strong commitment to protect, preserve and enhance the civil justice system and we have no doubt that with his experience, expertise, integrity and great character, Andrew is the perfect person to serve as its President. We wish him all the best!
    Smiley & Smiley, LLP
  • Joe and Mark Cuban met at Sarabeth's this morning and compared their two venture capital enterprises, 30 Second Pitch and Shark Tank. Mark is known as a tremendous humanitarian and we reach out to him to join the Bear Givers family.
In the Community

New York City Comptroller John Liu attends the 2010 Art Show at the JBS Gallery, a division of JBS Financial Services, featuring artwork from students at the School for Language and Communication Development.  Shown here with Joseph B. Sprung, Chairman of Bear Givers and Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman, Executive Director of SLCD.
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