Friday, May 10, 2013

Federation Thanks Our Extraordinary Volunteers

Theresa Dupris, Claire Ellman, Laura Tauber

Todd Kirschen and Brook Demner
Over 100 community members attended Federation’s Volunteer Recognition Reception on Sunday afternoon at Congregation Beth Israel’s David & Dorothea Garfield Social Hall. The crowd comprised of community leaders and volunteers who gathered to recognize Federation’s hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly on behalf of our Jewish community and Israel, and also give special recognition to Federation Board Chair, Claire Ellman.

Along with Federation Board members acknowledged for their leadership and involvement, several leaders were recognized including Theresa Dupuis, outgoing Campaign Chair, Laura Tauber, outgoing Women’s Philanthropy Chair and Lori Polin, outgoing Women’s Philanthropy Board Chair. This year’s special awards included the Presidential Award to Andrea Oster for her invaluable support over the last several years, the newly created Innovation Award to Steve Shulman for his new creative initiative for monthly subscription giving geared to the Young Adult Division, and the Pauline and Stanley Foster Young Leadership Awards presented to Brooke Demner and Todd Kirschen for their involvement in the Young Adult Division.

Alan Hoffman and Claire Ellman
Guest speaker, Alan Hoffman, Director General & CEO of the Jewish Agency for Israel, addressed the audience on the current work of the Jewish Agency, and after a brief few minutes on the current work of the Jewish Agency, Hoffmann switched the direction of his talk to a beautiful special tribute to his longtime friend and fellow South African Claire Ellman, in recognition of her extraordinary leadership over the last 18 months as Federation’s Board Chair.  

See more great pictures of the event here.



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