The National Women’s Division and Men’s Division of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has honored two leaders with the first “Einstein Lifetime Leadership Award” for their contributions to supporting the mission of Einstein, one of the nation’s premier centers for biomedical research and medical education.
The awards were presented to Linda Altman and Arnold S. Penner at the “Celebrate Einstein” dinner at The Plaza Hotel last week.
The event will be emceed by Bruce Beck, lead sports anchor for WNBC in New York, and feature entertainment by Neil Sedaka.
For more than 50 years, the National Women’s Division and the Men’s Division have been instrumental in the growth and development of Einstein. “Celebrate Einstein” will benefit both divisions’ current projects.
Honoree Linda Altman is a leading advocate for the vital programs supported by Einstein’s National Women’s Division. She has served as the Division’s national president and as president of the Westchester/Fairfield Chapter.
Altman was elected to the Einstein Board of Overseers in 2006, serves on its executive committee and chairs its communications committee. She received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Yeshiva University in 2005 in recognition of her philanthropic leadership and her outstanding service to the College of Medicine.
She and her husband of more than 50 years, Earle, chairman of ABS Partners Real Estate LLC and a respected 50-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, are benefactors of Einstein, helping to advance cutting-edge cancer research.
“Linda’s tireless efforts on behalf of the Women’s Division have been nothing short of extraordinary and have in no small way helped to ensure steadfast support for Einstein’s vital research and medical education programs, particularly in the area of women’s health and cancer initiatives,” said Kathy K. Weinberg, president of the National Women’s Division.
Arnold S. Penner is a longtime executive board member of the Men’s Division. Penner is a partner in real estate holdings across the U.S., including office, medical specialty and retail, and is a part owner of P.J. Clarke’s restaurants.
He has been a leader of Israel Bonds’ Real Estate Division and a veteran member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). Penner and his wife, Madaleine Berley, are benefactors of the College of Medicine.