Celebrate Hillel 2021
Thank you for making Celebrate Hillel
On March 24, 2021, we shared a joyful evening honoring Leon L. Levy, and recognizing young alumni student exemplar Max Kahn ‘12 and student exemplars Jonathan Coopersmith ‘20 and Karoline Robb ‘21.
Thank you to all of the students, Drexel Hillel board members, and Levy family members who helped to make the evening a success. With your help, we raised significant funds to help us continue our critical work of building Jewish life on campus.
Celebrate Hillel 2021 Videos
About Our Honorees
Drexel Hillel Leadership Award
Leon L. Levy, whose dedication to Jewish life has made an indelible mark on Drexel Hillel
A distinguished philanthropist and longtime leader in the Philadelphia and South Jersey Jewish communities, Leon L. Levy is parnas emeritus (president emeritus) of the historic Congregation Mikveh Israel, where he served as president for 31 years.
Levy has served on the boards and committees of some of the region’s most prominent historic, cultural, educational and charitable institutions, including Christ Church, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, the Golden Slipper Club and Charities, and the Politz Day School in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He is a founder and past board member of the National Museum of American Jewish History and the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. He also was a founding member of the South Jersey Lupus Foundation. Levy continues to be active in a variety of organizations, including the Academy of Vocal Arts and the Susan G. Komen Foundation Philadelphia.
Levy’s leadership and service have been recognized by many awards, including the Horatio Alger Award and the Gold Medallion Award from the Golden Slipper Club and Charities, an Honorary PhD from Gratz College for Humanitarian and Philanthropic work, the Haym Salomon Award from Congregation Mikveh Israel, and the prestigious Four Chaplains Award.
A native Philadelphian, Levy is the founder of Leon L. Levy & Associates in Center City, a national firm specializing in the sales and servicing of life insurance products, estate planning, benefit planning and wealth management. He and his wife of 59 years, Fran, have three children, Suzanne (Gary), Victor (Suzanne), and David (Jaimi), and eight grandchildren (all boys).