Audacious Ambition Honoring AJC CEO David Harris

On October 7, we came together virtually, along with distinguished guests, to honor AJC CEO David Harris for 30 Years of Reimagining Global Jewish Advocacy.

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On Wednesday, October 7, 2020,
We Honored

AJC CEO David Harris
@DavidHarrisAJC

 

30 Years of Reimagining Global Jewish Advocacy

Thirty years ago, David Harris took the reins at AJC and revolutionized what it means to be an advocate for world Jewry.

He had a vision for something bigger and bolder, and that vision is now a reality. Today, there is an organization that is at home in the halls of power, across America and around the world; an organization that champions the values necessary to build a better world not only for Jews, but for all people of good will. That organization is AJC.

Under David’s visionary leadership, AJC has become the most influential and transformational force advancing Jewish interests throughout the world.

On October 7, we came together virtually, along with distinguished guests, to honor David.

With thanks to countless AJC friends who share David’s values—a steadfast commitment to defending the Jewish people, Israel, and democracy—Audacious Ambition set a new all-time fundraising record for any AJC event.

Click here to explore the event’s virtual commemorative program, which recognizes the generous supporters who made special gifts in honor of David. It also includes a timeline of three decades of world history and AJC advocacy milestones.

Read more about the event.

MISSED THE EVENT? YOU CAN STILL SUPPORT AJC’S VITAL WORK.

Explore the event’s virtual commemorative program.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Please email questions@ajc.org or call 212.891.1454.

 

Event Chairs

Matthew Bronfman • Milton Cooper • Todd Cooper • Helaine & Sidney Lerner • Anthony E. Meyer • Harriet P. Schleifer

 

Event Vice Chairs

(as of September 30, 2020)

Anonymous
Shari & Jeffrey Aronson
Stephne & Kerrin Behrend
Marion J. & Stanley M. Bergman
Margrit & Roger Bernstein
Melanie & Matthew Bronfman
Emily & Richard W. Cohen
Shirley & Milton Cooper
Vicki & Todd Cooper
Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Jay Schwartz
Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Schwartz
Mr. & Mrs. William B. Schwartz, III
Allison Schwartz & Derrick Farnham
Caroline E. Wainright & Colby D. Schwartz
Tracy Schwartz Stillman
The Crown Family
Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation
Martin Elias
Jeanne & Joseph Farcus
Jerrold A. Fine

Fisher, Kirsh, Mirels Family:
Wendy Fisher, Philip Kirsh, Linda Mirels
Dorian Goldman & Marvin Israelow
Sally & Bob Gries
Gene R. Hoffman
Horwitz & Zusman Families
The Kaplen Foundation
Peaches & Shrub Kempner
Stacey & Curtis Lane
Ruth & Sid Lapidus
Helaine & Sidney Lerner
Sandy & Jack S. Levin
The Edward Meyer and Anthony Meyer Families
Sara Moss & Michael Gould
Jane and Daniel Och
Elaine Petschek
Sheryl & Morris Sachs
Livia S. Schenker
Harriet P. & Leonard Schleifer
Carol Siegler
Shonni J. Silverberg & John M. Shapiro
Nicki & Harold Tanner

 

 

Event Tribute Committee

(as of September 30, 2020)

Anonymous (3)
Susan & Mark Alcott
Steven Baral
Bobi Baruch & Jerry Ostrov
Janine Behrman & Alan Gover
Renée & Robert Belfer
Benderson Family
Cori & Seth Berger
Matthew P. Bergman
Sherry & David Berz
Kathy & Jerry Biederman
Gail Binderman
Jane & David Bloomgarden
Janet Brief
Barbara Brizdle
Brodie Family
Andrew W. Brown
Ann W. Brown
George T. Bruckman
Ayesha Bulchandani
Jacolyn & John Bucksbaum
Laura & John Bussel
Edie & David Chaifetz
Emily & Matthew J. Coen
Ellen & Casey Cogut
George S. Corey
The Carol & Barry Cott Family CRT
Crain-Maling Foundation, Beatrice G. Crain, Michael S. Maling, Psy.D
Beth & Michael Davis
Robin & Jon Dracos
Ellen & Henry Dubinsky
Susan & Scott A. Edelman
Michelle & Jeffrey Eisenberg
Rachel & Eddie Eitches
Sylvia & Robert H. Elman
Ilene Engel
Janet Gans Epner & Paul Epner
Sue Esserman & Andy Marks
Peter Ezersky
Bobbie & Robert Falk
Patricia & Edward Falkenberg
Vickie & Jack Farber
Esta & Paul Farkas
Elizabeth & Michael Fascitelli
Carol Fein & Sander B. Ross
Dan & Sandy Feldman
Feldman Family Foundation
Lori & Michael Feldstein
Jo Renee Fine & Edward Trieber
Jo Ellen Finkel & Don Bernstein
Samuel A. Fishman
Martine & Stanley Fleishman
Steven L. Friedman
Amy & David Fulton
Michelle & Marc Gary
Jay Geller & Lowell Gallagher
The Joseph L. and Emily K. Gidwitz Memorial Foundation
Joan & Samuel Ginsburg
Susan Goland & Russell Schwartz
Terri & Michael Goldberg
Golder Family
Murray S. Goldman
Goldstein Family Foundation
Marcie & Clifford Goldstein
Barbara & E. Robert Goodkind
Candy & Leon Gould
Debi & Marc Graboff
Phyllis Greenberg & Robert Greenberg
Beth & David Greenwald
Winnie & Steven Grinspoon

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.
Abby & Adam Hall
Priscilla & Jamie Halper
Sheryl Handler-Matasar & Scott C. Matasar
The Children of David Harris
Noga Cohen & Daniel Harris
Molly Teitelbaum & Michael Harris
Layla Nemazee & Josh Harris
Debbie & Larry Haspel
Meg Heyer
Jennefer Hirshberg & Robert Weinberger
Carol & Herb Horowitz
Maria & Eli Ibrahimzade
Beth & David Inlander
Suzanne D. Jaffe
Elizabeth E. & Daniel J. Jick
Carol S. Kekst
Dana & Joseph Kekst
Marcia & Howard Kent
Rosalie Kessler & Steven Katzki
Harold Kirsch
Lauren & Alan M. Klein
Susan & Richard Kogan
Suzanne Kolen & Arnold Herz
Ruth & Martin Krall
Alice L. Kulick
Sheri & Steven Labovitz
Richard & Susan Lampen Fund at The Miami Foundation
Leslie & Bruce Lane
Eve & Bobby Lapin
Ellen & Stuart H. Lessans
Simone & David Levinson
Susan & Bart Lewis
Susan & Moses Libitzky
Judith Lifson
Amy & Frank Linde
Peggy Lowenstein & Steven Berez
Nita & Stephen Lowey
Carol & Albert Lowenthal
Susan & Fred Mardell
Thais & Sasha Mark
Doris Marx
Eunice & Andrew Melnick
Faith & David Mesnekoff
Renee & Bruce Michelson
Barbara Mines
Audrey & Mark Mlotek
Diane & Glen Mogan
Moscowicz Family
Dede & Robert Moss
Beth & Joshua Nash
Melanie & Allan Nelkin
Pam & Jonathan Nemeth
Francine & Robert Neu
Jeanette Lerman Neubauer & Joe Neubauer
Kara & Robert Newmark
Nancy Olnick & Giorgio Spanu
Judith & Joseph Packin
Beth & Gregg Paradies
Maxine & Bob Peckar
Judith & Kenneth Peskin
Nancy Petschek-Kohn & Stephen Kohn
Sheila & Ben Plotkin
Abigail Pogrebin & David Shapiro
James Polack
Lisa & Jonathan Pruzan
Lee Ramer
Madeline & Bruce Ramer

Alison Rand & Allan Zachariah
Bonnie & Bennett Rechler
Joan Rechnitz
Lynne & Allan Reich
Denice H. Rein
Lori & John Reinsberg
Barbara & Frank Resnek
Miriam & Stephen L. Ritchie
Susan & Elliott H. Rose
Deborah & Douglas Rosen
Meg & David Roth
Carolyn & Marc Rowan
Jacques Safra
Debbie & Naty Saidoff
Bette & Richard Saltzman
Amy Samuelson & Steven Zelkowitz
Sheila Scharfman & William Socolov
Cynthia & Steven Scheinfeld
Raymond F. Schinazi
Schoenthal Family
Ellen Schoninger & Efraim Grinberg
Charlotte Wolens Schuman
Toni Seidl & Richard Berkman
Selig Family Foundation
Donna & Larry Shelley
Nancy & Arthur Sherman
Jill & Richard Sideman
Bobbie Siegal
Bracha & Jerry Silber
Joyce Silberstang & Richard A. Rosen
Virginia & Mark Silver
Jane A. Silverman
Katie & Jacob Silverman
David E. & Jacqueline S. Simon Charitable Foundation
Doreen & Matthew Skolnick
Robert Skolnick
Tami & Larry Skolnick, MD
Linda & Gilbert Snyder
Sheryl & Jonathan Sokoloff
Trinka & Howard Soloway
Daniel J. Spiegel Family Foundation
Tracy & Gary Stein
Leslie & Phillip Stern
Ellyn C. & Jeffrey E. Stone
Lynn & Ed Streim
Lisbeth L. Tarlow & Stephen B. Kay
Karen & Michael Tichnor
Andrew H. Tisch
Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch
Patricia Werthan Uhlmann
Anne Virag
Marcia & Richard S. Volpert
Jody & Alan Wagner
Shelly Wallock & David Lerman
Jane N. Waterman
Julie A. and Peter M. Weil
Eileen Glasser Wesley & Mark Wesley
Harriet Whiting
Jane & Mark Wilf
Debi & Steven Wisch
Jane & Paul Wolansky
Ben Wolkov
Anita & Ronald Wornick
Nancy Yanofsky & Ed Brown
Geri & Ron Yonover
Susan Yubas & Michael Benenson
Ellen Kahan Zager & Jack Zager
Naomi Zahavi & Robert Horning
Lynn Zimmer
Grace Zimmerman & Ned Dubilo
Barbara Hope Zuckerberg
Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation

 

 

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