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The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) announced that Gary Levine will be presented with the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award at the JCC Annual Celebration in October. Brooke Stern and Cassie Weinstock will receive the Gerald S. Gray Service and Leadership Award. The JCC Annual Celebration will be held on October 29, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver.
“We are thrilled to honor Gary with the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award, along with Brooke and Cassie with the Gerald S. Gray Service and Leadership Award at our upcoming Annual Celebration,” said Lara Knuettel, chief executive officer of the JCC Denver. “All three individuals have gone above and beyond to ensure a successful future for the JCC and Ranch Camp for generations to come.”
Gary has been a longtime leader and supporter of the JCC Denver. Brooke and Cassie have recently helped create the Ranch Camp Leadership Council which will help ensure the vibrant future of the JCC Ranch Camp. Ranch Camp has been integral in shaping the lives of hundreds of youth and they are both extremely excited to translate their passion for Ranch Camp into resources to ensure its future.”
In 2016, the JCC’s Hineni Award was renamed the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award in honor of Bob Loup and his dedication to philanthropy and volunteerism. The Hebrew word hineni translates to “Here I am – Here I stand.” The award acknowledges local, communal leaders whose interests and support span an array of important agencies, recognizing those whose philanthropy and volunteerism has a local, regional and often global impact.
Past recipients of the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award include Joyce Zeff (2011), Eddie Robinson and Dick Robinson (2012), Jordon Perlmutter (2015), Gary Wagner (2017), Michael Staenberg and the Staenberg Family Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, The Mizel Family Foundations, the Sturm Family, and more than 30 additional donors (2018).
The Gerald S. Gray Service and Leadership Award acknowledges volunteers who are dedicated leaders within the JCC Denver community. The award was named after two-time JCC Board President and long-time JCC board member, Jerry Gray, who spent nearly his entire adult life actively involved in Jewish life as a JCC community leader. The award was first presented to the past presidents of the JCC for their 90+ years of service in 2014, and to former chair and board member, Gary Wagner, in 2018.
The JCC Annual Celebration will be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver located at 1750 Welton Street in downtown Denver from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at https://www.jccdenver.org/celebrate/.
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