Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards Gala



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Saturday Night, December 1, 2018

at the Schenectady JCC


We are pleased to be honoring


Sonia Rubenstein

 Community Service Award




Corporate Partnership Award





Philanthropic Leadership Award


 Past Recipients


                            Individual Community Service Award: Ernest Kahn

                            Corporate Partnership Award: The Golub Family, Price Chopper

                            and the Golub Foundation

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: The Schenectady Foundation



                            Individual Community Service Award: Neal & Andrea Packer

                            Corporate Partnership Award:Polar Beverages

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: The United Jewish Federation

                            of Northeastern NY



                            Individual Community Service Award: Marty & Sue Farber

                            Corporate Partnership Award: Freihofer Baking Company

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: The Community Hospice



                            Individual Community Service Award: Eli Taub & Nancy Bell

                            Corporate Partnership Award: MVP Health Care

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: Niskayuna Central School District



                            Community Service Award: Eric & Ellen Kerness

                            Corporate Partnership Award: Cool Insuring Agency, Inc.

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: miSci



                            Community Service Award: Michelle Ostrelich & Howard Schlossberg

                            Corporate Partnership Award: The Daily Gazette

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: Living Resources



                            Community Service Award: Sharon Cutler

                            Corporate Partnership Award: M&T Bank

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the

                            Capital Region, Inc.


To receive an invitation to the Gala please email Andy Katz at




Salmon Law Firm
Eastern Heating
Hill & Markes
M&T Bank
Freihofer Baking Company
Golub Foundation
Nigro Companies
Cool Insurance
The Jewish Federation