Five hundred leaders in the real estate community gathered for UJA-Federation of New York’s annual Real Estate Luncheon to honor Arnold, Kenneth, Steven, and Winston Fisher of Fisher Brothers at Cipriani 42nd Street, in New York City.
The Fisher family received the Jack D. Weiler Award in recognition of their outstanding professional achievements and commitment to philanthropy. Jonathan L. Mechanic of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP presented the award. Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was the guest speaker.
Among those showing their support for the Fisher family were Luncheon Chair Marty Burger of Silverstein Properties, Inc.; Journal Chair Leonard Boxer of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; UJA-Federation Real Estate & Allied Trades Division Chair Richard J. Mack of Mack Real Estate Group and Vice Chairs Richard S. Lane of The Olnick Organization, Inc. and Andrew J. Singer of The Singer & Bassuk Organization LLC; Jonathan M.Estreich of Estreich & Company, Inc.; Jeffrey R. Gural of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; William L. Mack of Mack Real Estate Group; Morton L. Olshan and Andrea L. Olshan of Olshan Properties; Burton P. Resnick of Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc.; and Leonard A. Wilf of Garden Homes.
During the current UJA-Federation fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, professionals from the real estate, construction, and allied trades industries have collectively raised nearly $15 million to date for UJA-Federation’s annual campaign to sustain its network of nearly 100 nonprofits that touch the lives of millions of people each year.
Working with nearly 100 beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world’s largest local philanthropy; its reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit www.ujafedny.org.