b'The creation of The Marcus Foundation in 1989 enabled Bernie and his wife Billi to advance causes that reflect their personal values. Today, the breadth and cumulative impact of their philanthropy is staggering, more than $2 billion and counting, focused on these primary areasIsrael and Jewish causes, the field of medicine and medical research, free enterprise and support of veterans, children and youth development, and community. Through these focus areas, Bernies philanthropy has made a significant impact by saving and changing countless lives. Charity is no different from business. Theres a bottom line to it. The return on your investment is measured by how many lives youve saved, whether you helped develop a drug thats going to cure illness, whether or not children are getting a better education. We see a need and figure out how to fill it. Bernie Marcus with Prime Minister of Israel (left to right) Co-founders of The Home Depot: Bibi Netanyahu Bernie Marcus, Arthur Blank, and Ken Langone,honoring Bernie on his 90th birthday in 2019Bernie Marcus (center) at the International Advisory Council of the Israel Democracy Institute, at the George Shultz Roundtable in JerusalemPARTNERS FOR DEMOCRACY AWARD HONOREE'