Now Accepting Nominations for the 2015 Young Leadership Award
January 22, 2015 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Every year, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is pleased to identify and honor three young people from our community for their outstanding leadership skills.
Federation’s Young Leadership Awards acknowledge these role models while seeking to stimulate their continuing participation in Jewish communal affairs.
Under the direction of the Leadership Development department and the Executive office of Federation, the goal of the Young Leadership Awards Committee is to ensure that the very best candidates are considered each year.
SYLVIA SIMON GREENBERG LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award was established in 1965 by the late Samuel S. Greenberg and Ronald and John Greenberg as a memorial to their beloved wife and mother. It recognizes exceptional leadership potential and service to the Jewish community on the part of a young woman. The awardee will be this year’s outstanding emerging female leader in the community who has demonstrated great promise, interest in and service to the Federation, its constituent agencies and Federation’s Annual Campaign.
FRANK A. WETSMAN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Established in 1961 by Mrs. Frank A. Wetsman and William M. Wetsman as a memorial to their beloved husband and father, this award recognizes exceptional leadership potential and service to the Jewish community on the part of a young man. The awardee will be this year’s outstanding emerging male leader in the community who has demonstrated great promise, interest in and service to the Federation, its constituent agencies and Federation’s Annual Campaign.
MARK-LIS FAMILY YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award was created in 1993 by Florine Mark and her family. It recognizes an established leader in NEXTGen who has shown outstanding commitment and achieved remarkable success within NEXTGen. In addition, this young adult will have demonstrated significant involvement within Federation’s Annual Campaign. The current president of NEXTGen is ineligible for this award. The Mark-Lis Award seeks to acknowledge this role model and to stimulate the person’s continuing interest and activity in Jewish communal affairs. The awardee receives a grant to attend a Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership Conference. The presentation takes place at NEXTGen’s Annual Meeting and at a Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Board of Governors meeting in the spring.
Please respond by Wednesday, February 13, 2015. If you have questions, please contact Marianne Bloomberg at (248) 642-4611 or Bloomberg@jfmd.org.Return to Top
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