Ambassador Dennis Ross, counselor for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, was the keynote speaker for the plethora of philanthropists gathered for a cocktail reception at the private home of Suzanne and Norman Cohn.
The guests at Federation’s Pillars of Our Community event were afforded a unique insight into the volatile and complex Middle East region from Ambassador Ross, who has worked closely with Secretaries of State James Baker, Warren Christopher and Madeleine Albright to help shape U.S. involvement in forging a peace agreement in the region.
Federation President Sherrie R. Savett, CEO Ira M. Schwartz and Chief Development Officer Lenard Zimmerman thanked all in attendance for their leadership commitment to the Federation annual campaign. All guests make a minimum family campaign gift of $50,000, enabling Federation to help address critical community needs in the Greater Philadelphia region, in Israel and in the Former Soviet Union. u