Philanthropist of the Year: Presented to an individual, corporation or foundation with a record of exceptional generosity who: through direct financial support has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility to a specific organization(s) or cause(s); has taken a leadership role in a specific organization(s) or cause(s); motivates others to participate in philanthropy. The depth and/or breadth of support to other organizations will be considered.
Winner ~ Dr. Neal H. Mayerson and Dr. Donna Mayerson
Nominated By ~ The Mayerson Foundation
Philanthropist of the Year Dr. Neal H. Mayerson and Dr. Donna Mayerson, nominated by the Mayerson Foundation. The Mayersons are psychologists and directors of the The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation. The couple have founded a number of nonprofit organizations, including Rise Learning Solutions, the first organization to provide nationwide professional development for preschool educators via distance learning technology. As directors of the Mayerson Foundation, they have provided funding to hundreds of area nonprofits, including capital grants to establish the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Jewish Community Center and the new School for Creative and Performing Arts.