THE AUXILIARY HAS A LONG AND RICH HISTORY OF VOLUNTEERISM Nancy Lebovitz – Nancy Baron
SPECIAL FOR THE AJT
The Auxiliary, which is the volunteer and fundraising arm of The William Breman Jewish Home, hosted its annual Spring (Auxiliary) Luncheon on May, 19 at The InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead with over 250 people in attendance. In addition to recognizing the hard work of several special volunteers, the event marked the beginning of an exciting new year for the organization with the announcement of incoming board members. Sue Saban and Cherie Aviv were installed as Co-Presidents.
Several dedicated members were honored for their efforts over the past year in support of The Auxiliary: Nancy Baron and Nancy Lebovitz were named Volunteers of the Year for their weekly dedication in providing the Tea Time program to residents of The Home and patients in the Aviv Rehabilitation Center.
Baron shared, “I love being with the residents—having their fellowship and learning about them and their fascinating lives is so rewarding. “Lebovitz added, “I’m personally so excited to engage in this activity each week and I feel so good when I leave.”
Billie Greenberg, Miriam Hirsch, Martha Jo Katz and Ava Wilensky were recognized as Auxilians Extraordinaire for The Home’s Gala that took place Nov. 2013. Hirsch, Katz and Wilensky were responsible for planning an extraordinary evening, which featured dazzling décor, delicious food, fabulous programs and wonderful socializing. Greenberg served as sponsorship chair and helped facilitate the raising of gross proceeds over $700,000.Martha Jo Katz-Ava Wilensky-Miriam Hirsch- Billie Greenberg
Wilensky shared, “The Home is not only fundamentally crucial to the health and well-being of our aging family members, but also stands as a testament to our community’s heartfelt commitment to the Jewish value of honoring our fathers and mothers. I was proud to be part of the Gala as a way to give back to this wonderful organization.”
Katz added, “The William Breman Jewish Home is dear to my heart and it is with great pleasure that I participate in events and activities that benefit the residents and their families. I am sincerely thankful to The Auxiliary for this recognition. The Home gives the community a place that our elders can feel love and comfort while being taken care of in a way we can all feel good about.”
For me too, added Greenberg, “It is always my privilege to be involved in any endeavor that makes the lives of the residents of The Home more comfortable. Being honored by The Auxiliary made the Gala success that much more fulfilling.”
The Auxiliary luncheon also offered a fun shopping experience where vendors sold everything from jewelry to giftware to clothing. A few lucky attendees walked away with great door prizes and extraordinary raffle items, including a gift certificate to Solomon Brothers, Frabel Glass Sculpture from Frabel Studio and a Las Vegas vacation trip from Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
About the Auxiliary
Founded in 1986, The Auxiliary of The William Breman Jewish Home has a long and rich history that demonstrates the power of volunteerism. The Auxiliary contributes valuable volunteer and financial resources and plays an essential role in furthering the mission of The Home and its communities.
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