Jewish philanthropists

‘Ace’ Greenberg’s Presence Felt At UJA-Fed. Campaign Launch

An icon of Jewish philanthropy was remembered, and a record $48 million raised.

11/03/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

For more than 25 years, the UJA-Federation of New York’s launch of its fundraising season was so closely associated with the man who hosted it that the annual soiree of top-tier donors became known as the “Greenberg event.” 

This year’s gathering was the first since Alan “Ace” Greenberg died last summer at the age of 86. But the longtime UJA-Federation volunteer and Bear Stearns chairman was a strong presence at last week’s event, where the charity noted the creation of the Alan C. Greenberg Young Leadership Award in his honor.

UJA Fed. of N.Y. President Alisa Doctoroff honors Ace Greenberg at last week's event. Courtesy of UJA Federation of N.Y.

Retiring NFL Star Credits Philanthropic Jewish Family

01/06/2014 - 19:00

The rain dripping from his uniform provided an unceremonious end to London Fletcher’s career as the Washington Redskins linebacker headed to the locker room following a recent road loss to the New York Giants.

London Fletcher at middle linebacker for the Washington Redskins.  Photo courtesy Washington Redskins

Legacies Of Learning

08/20/2012 - 20:00

Two major philanthropists who were born in Europe, achieved great financial success through the real estate business, and gave back to the Jewish community by supporting numerous yeshivas and other Jewish educational institutions here, in Israel and around the world, died in recent days, and their contributions cannot be measured in dollars alone.

Sami Rohr, 86, and Zev Wolfson, 84, were quite different in temperament, but they had much in common.

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