Awards

ENDOWMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Foundation’s Endowment Leadership Award is the highest honor that our organization bestows. It is awarded in recognition of extraordinary service, generosity, and commitment to the Buffalo Jewish community. Our Community and Corporate Leadership Awards recognize significant contributions throughout Western New York.

1985

Ann S. Riwchun* 

Sheldon Hurwitz*

1986

Ruth Kahn Stovroff * 

Sanford M. Nobel

1987

J. Milton Zeckhauser* 

Richard Brummer

1988

Edwin Polokoff

1989

Benjamin Smith*

1990

Nancy S. Warner* 

Robert C. Hayman*

1991

Nathan Benderson*

1992

Ambassador Leonard Rochwarger*

1993

Gordon R. Gross*

1994

Regina Holland* 

Ann Holland Cohn*

1995

Haskell I. Stovroff* 

James I. Stovroff*

1996

Harry Dosberg* 

Paul P. Dosberg*

1997

Rose* and Leonard Frank*

1998

Shirley * and Sam Zemsky*

Dr. Richard Ament

1999

Sylvia L. Rosen

2000

Dorothy* and Byron Goldman*

2002

Fanette* and Harold Goldman* 

Stanford Lipsey*

2003

Eugene M. Setel*

2004

Nathan Benderson*
Lifetime Achievement Award

2005

Dr. Sol Messinger

2006

Ruth Kahn Stovroff*
Lifetime Achievement Award

2007

Hyman B. Shuman 

Charles E. Shuman 

Irving M. Shuman*

2008

Wayne D.* and Janet K. Wisbaum

2012

Hannah R. and
Norman L. Weinberg

2014

Gordon R. Gross*
Lifetime Achievement Award

2015

Holly W. and Jordan A. Levy

2016

Janet R. and David H. Desmond

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

2009

Maestro JoAnn Falletta

Dr. Enrico Mihich*

2010

David Bunis

Dr. Saul Elkin

2013

David Dunkelman

Peter Fleischmann

Marlene Schillinger

Evie Weinstein

2014

Charles F. Kreiner Jr.,

Professional Advisor Award

2017

Jewish Buffalo Archives Project

CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD

2003

M&T Bank

2011

The Buffalo News

2014

Independent Health

*deceased