An experienced financial services professional in New York City, Jay Zises is both the chairman of A Cap Investment Management and a founder/initial investor of Esquire Bank. Outside of the professional environment, Jay Zises is active in multiple causes that support various initiatives in the country of Israel. One of his primary philanthropic partnerships is with Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).
Headquartered in New York City, FIDF has been providing a range of educational and health/wellness services to past and present members of the Israeli Defensive Forces for more than 35 years. One of its flagship initiatives, the need-based IMPACT! scholarship program, is dedicated to helping former Israeli combat soldiers receive a quality postsecondary education. In addition to covering tuition costs at an accredited college or university, these scholarships typically cover textbooks and other associated expenses.
The leading scholarship program in the field of Israeli community service, IMPACT! requires scholarship recipients to complete 130 hours of volunteer service during each year of subsequent undergraduate study. Since the inception of IMPACT!, student participants have completed over 2.5 million hours of combined community service.