Celebrate Hillel 2021

President John Fry and Drexel Hillel along with co-chairs Sue and Rick Gettlin invite you to

Celebrate Hillel: A Virtual Benefit in Support of Jewish Student Life

Date: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Virtual event access will be provided to sponsors and ticket holders prior to the event. Click here for information about tickets and sponsorship.

photo of Leon L. Levy

Honoring Leon L. Levy

About our Drexel Hillel Leadership Award Honoree, 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).

Our Student and Alumni Honorees

Alumni Exemplar of Excellence
Max Kahn ’18

Student Exemplars of Excellence
Jonathan Coopersmith ’20
Karoline Robb ’21

Sponsorship Opportunities and Tickets

Tickets, sponsorship, and donations can be purchased here. Funds raised will support Hillel programming for students at Drexel University.

Please note: sponsorship commitments must be made by February 5, 2021 for inclusion in the Tribute Book. Please contact Elizabeth Gartner, egartner@drexelhillel.org, with any questions.

$10,000 – Stakeholder
• Listing on printed invitation
• Branding or recognition on Drexel Hillel website for one year
• Access for 10 attendees to virtual event
• Branded material in Celebrate Hillel event box
• Full-page recognition in Tribute Book
• On-screen recognition during virtual event
• Personalized brick paver in the Perelman Center’s Cozen Family Terrace

$5,000 – Partner
• Listing on printed invitation
• Branded material in Celebrate Hillel event box
• Access for five attendees to virtual event
• Half-page recognition in Tribute Book
• On-screen recognition during virtual event
• Personalized brick paver in the Perelman Center’s Cozen Family Terrace

$2,500 – Supporter
• Access for three attendees to virtual event
• Half-page recognition in Tribute Book
• On-screen recognition during virtual event
• Personalized brick paver in the Perelman Center’s Cozen Family Terrace

$1,800 – Friend
• Access for two attendees to virtual event
• On-screen recognition during virtual event
• Recognition in Tribute Book

$540 – Patron
• Access for one attendee to virtual event
• Recognition in Tribute Book

$180 – Individual Ticket
• Access for one attendee to virtual event

$72 – Individual Ticket (36 and under)
• Access for one attendee to virtual event

Questions?

Please contact Elizabeth Gartner with questions. To purchase tickets or sponsorship, please click here.