Reflections on the 2019 Gratz Gala

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An Intimate Evening Celebrating Our Gratz Heritage

Gratz College would like to thank all of the sponsors of our 2019 Gala. Thanks to their generosity, we enjoyed a lovely Gala and raised significant funds for the College. We are deeply grateful for our donors' engagement and commitment to the sustainability of Gratz, the nation's oldest independent Jewish college.

At this year’s event, approximately 80 guests enjoyed an elegant reception at the Rosenbach, featuring docent-led tours of the Gratz family portraits and artifacts. Festivities included the presentation of the first Gratz Medal awarded to Michelle Portnoff, Esq. to honor her service as the Chair of the Gratz Board of Governors.

We hope you enjoy the photos and take a moment to view the list of our generous Gala sponsors.

To learn more about ways to give and engage at Gratz, please contact Naomi Housman, Director of Institutional Advancement, at [email protected].

We Thank our Generous Sponsors

CHAMPION $25,000
Martin and Lois Bachman

Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace and Dr. Herbert Nevyas
Betsy and Ken Plevan
Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd.
David and Elli Weinstein  

PATRON $5,000
Kathy and Robert Elias
Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks, Inc.
Frances and Leon L. Levy
Michelle Portnoff, Esq. and Scott Schley, Esq.
Susan and Ben Stein

4 Walls, Inc.
Judy and Paul Auerbach
Dr. Larry and Stephanie Gilderman
Kreischer Miller
Mary Miller Lansbury Fund
The Shusterman Foundation
Jonathan Wallace

FRIEND $1,800
Hallee and David Adelman
Brawer & Hauptman, Architects
Dr. Paul and Byrgen Finkelman
Firstrust Bank
The Lasko Family Foundation
Susan and James Meyer
Dr. Ruth Sandberg and Jack Ringlestein
Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

Dr. Saul Wachs
Rose Feldman Fund
Daniel and Patricia Finkelman Fund
Katz Family Charitable Foundation
Sora Landes
Alice and Ed Margolis
Patricia Salkin
Daniel Schley
Dr. Zipora Schorr
R. Owen Williams, Ph.D.

Gratz College gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following funders:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for supporting the Gratz Jewish Community High School and NEXT Program; and

The Samuel P. Mandell Foundation for supporting the Mandell Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.