$300,000 RAISED FOR MJCCA PROGRAMS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) presented its Harry Maziar Classic, annual golf tournament, on June 2, 2014 at the beautiful Atlanta
Country Club in Marietta. Each year, the tournament honors an outstanding member of the community. This year’s tournament honored Doug Hertz, President
and CEO of United Distributors, in appreciation of his dedication to Atlanta’s vibrant Jewish community.

The MJCCA raised $300,000 through sponsorships, contributions and auction items. Proceeds from the golf tournament help the MJCCA provide more than $500,000 a year in scholarships and financial aid. The MJCCA currently has the highest user rates in its history and serves more than 55,000 people every year through its innovative programs and vital services, including preschools, sports leagues, summer camps, programming for people with special needs and more.

This year’s event saw a record number of participants as 140 golfers played in the tournament. New this year, Golf sponsors were able to invite their guests to attend the inaugural women’s wellness event, which coincided with the golf tournament. The event, an interactive presentation on current trends in women’s preventative health and nutritional wellness, was chaired by  Lynne P. Halpern and Ruth Rosenberg, sponsored by Sherry and Harry Maziar.

2014 Tournament Winners:
Putting contest – Michael Coles. Longest drive (male) – Jay Dermer. Longest drive (female) – Virginia Hepner. First place team net score – Paul Freeman, Adam Freeman, Jay Dermer, Scott Alterman. Second place team net score – Garrett Van de Grift, Russell Breier, Michael Elmore, Bob Crean. Third place team net score – David Johnson, Tom Bethel, Ben Wilson, Chad Burchfield. Fourth place team net score – Andrew Steinberg, Jim Pfeifer, Leo Yerashunas, Keith Brennan.

2014 Honoree Doug Hertz

“This year, the MJCCA is proud to honor Doug Hertz for his vision, leadership and generosity,” said Doug Kuniansky, President of the MJCCA. “Whether professionally, through his family’s philanthropic efforts, or as a member of countless boards of directors, Doug is committed to strengthening our community.”

A native Atlantan, Doug graduated from Westminster High School and attended Tulane University. Upon returning to Atlanta, Doug joined United Distributors, becoming its President and CEO in 1984. Under his leadership, United, a privately held beverage distribution business, has grown into one of the top 25 private companies in metro Atlanta. Additionally, Doug is Chairman of Camp Twin Lakes, a network of camps in Georgia providing programs  for children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges, which he founded in 1989. For the past five years, Doug has served as Chairman of the Board of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He sits on the boards of Atlantic Capital Bank, Georgia Research Alliance, Mother Nature Network, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Westminster Schools and is an emeritus member of the Board of Tulane University. Doug and his wife, Lila, have two adult children, Amy and Michael; son-in-law Ronnie; daughter-in-law Emily; and three grandchildren Zachary, Jill and Noah.