I was deeply honored last night to receive the Norman B. Leventhal Community Leadership Award from the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Greater Boston. The JCC has been part of my philanthropic life since its inception.
Just after I started WinnCompanies, I received a phone call from the developer and philanthropist, Mr. Norman Leventhal, He asked me if I would donate $25,000 to help create a new organization called the JCC. I was managing my own business and had my own family to support, so it seemed like a million dollars at the time. But you just couldn’t say No to Mr. Leventhal.
I am happy to have been there at the beginning of the JCC’s first 30 years and the Winn Family is proud to kick-off the JCC’s next 30. I want to thank Paula Leventhal Sidman and JCC President and CEO Mark Sokoll for their help in guiding me toward my family’s contribution. I applaud all those who have chosen to carry forward the JCC legacy across generations.