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June 25, 2012 - Jewish Family Service Salutes Those Who Serve Others

What: Celebrate JFS, a salute to service in the community, Monday, June 25, 5:30 pm at Palazzo Verdi in Greenwood Village.

Where: Palazzo Verdi
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When: Monday, June 25, 2012

Time: 5:30 p.m. cocktails

Ticket Prices: complimentary

Beneficiary: The charities of Jewish Family Service

Honoree(s): 2012 Max Frankel Volunteer of the Year Award recipients Kay and Aubrey Knight

EMCEE: Alan Mayer, JFS Board Chair

President(s): Yana Vishnitsky, JFS President and CEO

Libations: Complimentary cocktails

Catering: Mangia Bevi

Music: Cocktail piano by Alla Milstein

Quote of the evening: "I can't testify to all 140 years of JFS in the community, but I have been around for a very long time" Yana Vishnitsky, JFS President and CEO

Attire: Business casual

Hors D'Oeuvres:: Butlered kosher hors d'oeuvres

Event Coordinator: JFS Staff

Board of Directors: Alan Mayer, board chair. The evening honored outgoing board members Doug Antonoff, Sheryl Feiler, Elaine Gampel, Sherri Goldstein, and Perry Moss. Also installed were new board members Ed Barad, Charlie Gwirtsman, Gareth Heyman, and Jamie Sarche. For more information about the board and how you can get involved with JFS in helping your community, visit the website at: www.jewishfamilyservice.org

Blacktie Photos by: Bob Fontneau

 JFS President and CEO Yana Vishnitsky, left, with Volunteers of the Year Aubrey and Kay Knight and JFS Board Chair Alan Mayer
JFS President and CEO Yana Vishnitsky, left, with Volunteers of the Year Aubrey and Kay Knight and JFS Board Chair Alan Mayer
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Jewish Family Service, or JFS, marked its 140th year of service to the community with 'Celebrate JFS,' a cocktail reception and awards presentation at Palazzo Verdi, Monday, June 25, 2012.  The complimentary cocktail reception honored the recipients of the 2012 Max Frankel Volunteer of the Year Award, Kay and Aubrey Knight, and saluted the incoming and outgoing members of the JFS board of directors.

The evening started with cocktails and butlered kosher hors d'oeuvres, served as guests mingled to the piano music of Alla Milstein or browsed the exhibits in the Madden Museum of Art within Palazzo Verdi. 

At 6:30, para-chaplain Jay Miller delivered opening remarks about the biblical meaning found in JFS' works in the community.  Board Chair Alan Mayer then opened the evening's awards and recognition presentation, introducing a video presentation which highlighted JFS' work in the community.

Mayer then called to the rostrum Shelly Hines, Family Safety Net director, and Nancy Benyamin, director of volunteer services.  Hines and Benyamin introduced the winners of the 2012 Max Frankel Volunteer Award, Kay and Aubrey Knight.  The Knights were honored for their service in the JFS  Weinberg Food Pantry, where they volunteered weekly, performing whatever tasks would provide the most assistance.  Together, the Knights have given nearly 2,000 hours of their time in service, through JFS, to the people of their community.

JFS President and CEO Yana Vishnitsky took the rostrum and spoke of the organization's charitable work in the community during her more than 30 year involvement with the organization.  The accomplishments were many, but Vishnitsky reminded everyone that there is still much to be done. 

Mayer and Vishnitsky then saluted the retiring members of the JFS board of directors.  Doug Antonoff, Sheryl Feiler, Elaine Gampel, Sherri Goldstein, and Perry Moss were thanked for their service to JFS and reminded that the door is always open for them to continue to serve the organization.  Incoming board members were then installed.  Ed Barad, Charlie Gwirtsman, Gareth Heyman and Jamie Sarche were introduced and saluted for their involvement.  

For more information about how you can get involved with JFS, log on to  www.jewishfamilyservice.org.

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