Center's Fifth Year Celebrated at UN Gala
The Center celebrated its fifth anniversary at a United Nations reception on May 5th. Approximately 200 attended. Attendees also celebrated renaming JBFCS's educational institute the Martha K. Selig Educational Institute in honor of Martha K . Selig, and the dedication of the Saul Z. Cohen Chair in Family and Child Mental Health at JBFCS. The honoree of the evening, contributed to shaping a network of Jewish social services during her 50-year career.
Remarks during the evening were made by Federic W. Yerman, president of JBFCS; Alan Jaffe, president of UJA-federation; Michael I. Sovern, president of Columbia University; Dr. Albert J. Solnit, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Heal th and Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale University; Amy Scheuer Cohen, wife of the late Saul Cohen; Mitchell I. Ginsberg, professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia University; Martha K. Selig, director of development at JBFCS and an honoree of he evening ; Ronald A. Feldman, Dean, Columbia University School 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.