Adrienne Goldberg Receives Ruby Bass Award
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Award recognizes lifelong commitment and passion for Women’s Philanthropy
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced that Adrienne Goldberg of Pepper Pike was awarded the 2019 Ruby Bass Challenge Award, the organization’s most prestigious award for women philanthropists. Goldberg was honored with the award at the Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Signature Event on October 30.
“I am committed to doing things that make a difference in the world,” Goldberg said. “Volunteering for Federation and helping Jews locally and globally makes me happy. It’s been so powerful for me to see first-hand the lives we are changing, whether it’s in Cuba, Poland, Israel, or Beachwood, Ohio.”
Goldberg is a long-time leader at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. She is a past Women’s Philanthropy Campaign chair and an avid volunteer in the Campaign for Jewish Needs. She also serves on the Federation’s Allocations Committee and Development Committee. In addition to her Federation involvement, Goldberg is also an active volunteer at Menorah Park, Park Synagogue, and Israel Bonds.
Adrienne brings a tremendous amount of energy and passion to the work we do here at Federation,” said Danielle Wild, Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy chair. “She is always able to look at things through a different lens and push the envelope, if need be.”
Established in memory of Ruby Bass, the award is given annually to a woman who honors Ruby’s lifelong passion for the Federation, her commitment to Women’s Philanthropy and fundraising for the Campaign for Jewish Needs, which is the Federation’s annual fundraising campaign that serves Jewish Cleveland and the global community.
In Goldberg’s honor, the Ruby Bass Challenge Endowment Fund will make a donation to the Women’s Campaign for the 2020 Campaign for Jewish Needs. This award was established by Ruby Bass’ son Jonathan, his wife Stephany, and her mother Lenore Kessler, who was also Ruby’s dear friend.