The accession consists of records related to the work of David Marks. There are a number of programs, including ones for Annual Campaign, a Jewish National Fund of Toronto Negev Dinner Tribute, and Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary's 34th Annual Gala Ball. Additionally, there is an itinerary for a 1972 study mission to Israel and an invitation to meeting welcoming Prime Minister Golda Meir in 1970.
Two of the photographs document David Marks meeting Golda Meir in 1971 and 1974. The third photograph is a group shot, likely of a study mission, in front of an airplane at Lod Airport in Israel.
The documents were donated by David Marks' wife, Helen.
David Marks was born in Toronto and was the youngest of three brothers. He moved to Hamilton after marrying his wife Helen during the 1950s and opened up a shoe store. They had two children together, Irving and Anita. After eight years, they returned to Toronto. In 1962, he accepted a position as manager of shelter workshops for Jewish Vocational Services (JVS). He then started working for UJA and in 1968 became its campaign director. He served in that capacity for fourteen years. During that time, he helped raise millions of dollars through the campaign and lead some of the earliest UJA missions to Israel. He travelled to Israel more than thirty times and organized the visits of Israeli leaders to Toronto including David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meier, Menachem Begin, Moshe Dayan, and others.
In 1982, he left his position as campaign director and became the director of development at Mount Sinai Hospital. He then opened up a consulting business with three other community professionals, which provided help to other organizations with their fundraising efforts.
In 2004, David passed away after battling cancer. He left behind his wife, two children and four grandchildren.