Newsmakers, the Week of July 16, 2015


Harris S. Fishman, Elyse Dorfman, Sara Goldstein and Lorrie Caplan.

The American College Foundation has named Harris S. Fishman to its board of directors. Fishman, the president and CEO of First Financial Group, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, has been recognized by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News as a 2010 Top CEO, and by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce as its 2012 CEO of the Year.
Elyse Dorfman, a member of Congregation Beth Or in Ambler, recently celebrated the first anniversary of her nonprofit program, T.H.A.N.K.S. (The Helping a Needy Kid Society). T.H.A.N.K.S. provides scholarships to students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade who want to participate in sports, music lessons or after school tutoring but who need financial assistance to do so.
Sara Goldstein, who was raised in Yardley and attended Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, has been named as one of the winners of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board grants. As the recipient of one of the most prestigious academic awards in the United States, Goldstein, who recently completed her master’s at Clark College, will travel to Taiwan to work on an English teaching assistantship.
Philadelphia native and current Colorado resident Lorrie Caplan is enjoying a homecoming of sorts this summer. The acclaimed artist, who recalls many happy summer childhood vacations spent with her family at America’s Playground, is featured this summer at the Holtzman Gallery at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. Caplan’s abstract watercolors and acrylics are displayed in the refurbished hotel’s 20,000-square foot gallery space.



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