Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards Gala



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Saturday Night, December 7, 2019

at the Schenectady JCC





Corporate Partnership Award





Social Justice Advocate 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.



                            Community Service Award: Sonia Rubenstein

                            Corporate Partnership Award: Eastern Heating and Cooling

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: Capital Region Chamber


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