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Celebrate Hillel 2023

Thank you for making Celebrate Hillel
an enormous success!

On April 6th, 2022, we shared a joyful evening honoring Mark K. Stutman ’72 and recognizing young alumni exemplar Danielle Abrams ’14 and student exemplar Naomi Kaufman ’23. Thank you to all the students, Drexel Hillel board members, attendees, and donors who helped make the evening a success. With your help, we raised over $130,000 to support Jewish life on campus.

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Program Highlights

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About Our Honorees

Mark K. Stutman ’72

Drexel Hillel Leadership Award Honoree

A graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Mark spent almost his entire career in public accounting (1973-2015) with Grant Thornton in the tax practice. He started as a staff accountant and over the course of his career held local, regional and national leadership positions culminating as the managing partner of the firm’s tax practice and serving on the firm’s senior leadership team. During this time, Mark held positions and lived in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Chicago.

Mark has also had significant exposure to leadership development. During his last three years with the firm, he oversaw the leadership and development function for the 7,000 partners and employees of Grant Thornton.

Mark served on a committee created by Drexel University President John Fry to make recommendations as to the model for Jewish life on Drexel’s campus, which led to the building of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University and the independence of the Drexel Hillel organization.

Mark labeled his post-retirement as his “give-back period,” serving in leadership roles for nonprofit organizations and as a donor to multiple charities. Mark’s board service has included being board president of Drexel Hillel, a member and chairman of the Drexel University Accounting Advisory Council, a member of the Drexel University Board of Visitors, a mentor to Drexel Graduate MS Finance and Accounting students, a member of the Edward M. Snider Foundation Audit Committee, and treasurer of a Center City condominium association and his current HOA development.

Mark has two children and three grandchildren of which he is immensely proud. He is passionate about all the Philadelphia sports teams, and enjoys reading, exercise and travel, having been to over 40 countries.

Student and Alumni Honorees

Danielle Abrams ’14, Alumni Exemplar of Excellence

Naomi Kaufman ’23, Student Exemplar of Excellence

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We are deeply grateful our sponsors, and to all contributors who helped make this year’s event a success. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Joel and Margaret Cohen
Geltzer Family Foundation
Stan and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Hallee and David Adelman
Hugh and Hedda Chairnoff Family Fund
Conservest Capital Advisors
Jill and Mark Fishman
Dr. Sidney M. Grobman and Elaine I. Grobman
J&J Snack Foods Corporation
Jay Roberts Jewelers
Deborah and Henri Levit
Fran and Leon L. Levy
Carolyn Hirsh Lindy and Alan Lindy
Sandy and Gail Lipstein
Sandi and Max Paul, Central City Toyota/Ardmore Toyota
Arlene and Albert Perlstein
Marjorie and Ken Roshkoff
Lyn M. Ross
Roberta and Ernest Scheller, Jr.
Matthew Schwenderman and Lisa Hirsch Schwenderman
Irene and Fred z”l Shabel
Gerald B. Shreiber Foundation
Mark and Marlyn Stutman
Bruce and Cindy Terker
Peter and Leslie Tilles and Family

Cozen O’Connor
Richard and Susan Gettlin
Jerome J. “Jere” Neff

Susanna Lachs Adler and Dean Adler
Allan Domb for Philadelphia
Ken Goldman and Winnie Wang
Sandra Kahn
Anne Malmud, Malmud-Kravitz Foundation
Dan Silverberg, UBS Private Wealth

Sidney and Sandy Brown Foundation
Todd and Robin Copeland
Lynne & Harold Honickman and Margie & Jeff Honickman
Michael and Kathi Jacobs
Steven & Cindy Kramer Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc.
Parkway Corporation
Robyn Shreiber

The Barson Family and Hymie’s Deli
Barbara and Irving Braunstein
Barry and Sylvia Kaufman
Steven Kaufman
Joel and Lisa Muderick
Parkway Corporation