Newsmakers, the Week of April 20, 2017

Steve Masters

Philadelphia attorney Steve Masters, president of JustLaws PLLC, was a featured presenter in a recent series of four workshops regarding zoning law and strategy for civic organizations representing various Philadelphia neighborhoods. A member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia board since 1995, as well as longtime board member of the Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee, Masters served as president of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice & Peace, from 2002 to 2010.

Max Komins

Anne Frank Elementary School principal Max Komins will receive RSVP Philadelphia’s 2017 Community Leadership award at its 46th annual volunteer recognition luncheon May 11 at Philmont Country Club in Northeast Philadelphia.

A former physical education teacher who arrived at Anne Frank in 1989, and then advanced from dean of students to assistant principal to principal, Komin has been instrumental in developing community partnerships that have enhanced students’ education and life. Komin has been an ambassador of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and assisted the school in receiving a $250,000 grant from Target and the Heart of America.

In addition, RSVP will recognize some 900 active volunteers who have dedicated 95,000 hours of service to 95 nonprofit agencies.

Marita Altman

Marita Altman, who worked as director of major gifts at the Metropolitan Opera, is the new vice president of development at Opera Philadelphia. She’ll be in charge of the company’s fundraising efforts working in conjunction with Opera Philadelphia’s senior management team.

A graduate of Drew University with an MBA from New York University, she’s been a member of the Brotherhood Synagogue in Gramercy Park, N.Y.


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