Center's Founding in 1988
The Center celebrated its fifth anniversary at a United
Nations reception on May 5th, 1993. Approximately 200
attended. Attendees also celebrated renaming the JBFCS'
educational institute the Martha K. Selig Educational
Institute in honor of Martha K. Selig, and the dedication of
the Saul C. Cohen Chair in Family and Child Mental Health at
JBFCS. The late Saul (Bud) Cohen was a past president of
JBFCS. Martha K. Selig, honoree of the evening, contributed
to shaping a network of Jewish social services during her
Remarks during the evening were made by Frederic W. Yerman,
then president of JBFCS; Alan Jaffe, president of UJA-Federation;
Michael I. Sovern, past president of Columbia University;
Dr. Albert J. Solnit, commissioner of the Connecticut
Department of Mental Health and Sterling Professor Emeritus
at Yale University; Amy Cohen Arkin; the late Mitchell I.
Ginsberg, professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia
University; Martha K. Selig, former director of development
at JBFCS and an honoree of the evening; Ronald A. Feldman,
Dean, Columbia University of Social Work; and, Alan B.
Siskind, executive vice-president of JBFCS.
The Center's funding, the Institute's expansion and the
establishment of the chair were supported by generous grants
to JBFCS from the Saul Z. and Amy S.Cohen Family Foundation.
Gathering at Center's Opening Reception , March 1988
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