Hallie Bram Kogelschatz Receives the Yanowitz Award
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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced that Hallie Bram Kogelschatz has been awarded the 2022 Bennett and Donna Yanowitz Leadership Award, which recognizes and honors an outstanding young individual who has demonstrated commitment, involvement, and leadership within Cleveland’s Jewish community. She received the award at the Federation’s Board of Trustees meeting on March 13.
“Thank you to the nominating committee, and to Donna and the entire Yanowitz family – this is such a beautiful award that you’ve supported for so long,” said Kogelschatz. “I am very touched that others – those that I respect – have chosen to honor me in this way. I hope that the way that I have dedicated myself to Jewish and communal work will inspire others to do the same.”
Kogelschatz, 39, has served the Jewish community in a variety of capacities. She serves on Federation’s board of trustees, is a Women IN Philanthropy vice chair, as well as a member of the human resources committee and overseas connections committee. She is also a current participant of the Wexner Heritage Program, a Jewish learning and leadership development program for volunteer leaders in North America.
Kogelschatz has also served previously as a board member at Park Synagogue, as well as consulting for many civic organizations including Birthing Beautiful Communities, Cleveland Public Library, Global Cleveland, JumpStart, Next Generation Cuyahoga County, Mt. Sinai Health Foundation, and many more. She is a co-founder of TEDxCLE, Cleveland’s official TEDx event.
Kogelschatz is CEO and president of shark&minnow, a strategy and design consultancy. She is an alumnus of Emerson College. The Yanowitz Award has been given annually since the early 1960s. As recipient of the award, Kogelschatz is invited to join the Cleveland delegation to a General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America.