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Hillels of Georgia Presents:

Hillel Heroes 2022

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference

April 26, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST

The Epicurean Atlanta

1117 W Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

We had a blast at Hillel Heroes 2022 as we bestowed the prestigious Billi & Bernie Marcus Visionary Award to Sanford Orkin for his lifetime commitment to Hillel and our Jewish community.

This was an evening of festivities, including live musical performance, kosher food and drink, as we honored Sanford Orkin, celebrated our Hillel Heroes, thanked our generous donors and saluted the incredible impact Hillels of Georgia makes for Jewish life on campuses across the state.

General Admission

$250 general seating with Annual Fund donation in amount of your choosing

$150 general seating for guests under 40 with Annual Fund donation in amount of your choosing

2022 Annual Fund donors of $1,800 or more are entitled to two tickets which may be reserved HERE.

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!

ALL DONORS WILL BE LISTED IN THE
END OF YEAR HILLELS OF GEROGIA DONOR HONOR ROLL

Thank you for supporting Hillels of Georgia. Our annual event celebrates our honorees, our incredible donors and the successes of the past year at Hillels of Georgia and our campuses. If you have given a gift to the Annual Fund this year, we thank you for your commitment to Hillels of Georgia. If you have not, we ask that you consider the giving levels listed when deciding your contribution to Hillels of Georgia. Your generous gift will make a lasting impact on Hillels of Georgia and the students we serve. Your gift is what allows Jewish communities on our campus to grow and thrive.

Giving Level Opportunities:

 

CHAZON / VISIONARY: $18,000+

  • Verbal recognition during event

  • Full page message in keepsake book for honorees

  • 2 tickets to Hillel Heroes 2022

  • Option available to receive corporate recognition for your gift. If interested, please request Corporate Donor Level opportunities

 

SHOMRIM / GUARDIANS: $10,000 - $17,999

  • Verbal recognition during the event

  • Full page message in keepsake book for honorees

  • 2 tickets to Hillel Heroes 2022

  • Option available to receive corporate recognition for your gift. If interested, please request Corporate Donor Level opportunities

 

BONIM / BUILDERS: $5,000 - $9,000

  • Recognition at Hillel Heroes event

  • 1/2 page message in keepsake book for honorees

  • 2 tickets to Hillel Heroes 2022

  • Option available to receive corporate recognition for your gift. If interested, please request Corporate Donor Level opportunities

GIBORIM / HEROES: $1,800 - $4,999

  • 1/4 page message in keepsake book for honorees

  • 2 tickets to Hillel Heroes 2022

  • Option available to receive corporate recognition for your gift. If interested, please request Corporate Donor Level opportunities

CHAVERIM / FRIENDS: $100 - $1,799

KEHILA / COMMUNITY: $1 - $99

 

Want to be a corporate sponsor? Please contact Bennie Cohen,
Director of Development at

(813) 391-4461

 

CHAIRPERSONS

Honorary Co-Chairs
Jay Davis

Steve Selig

Event Co-Chairs

Vicki & Gerald Benjamin

Shelly & Brian Satisky

Host Committee

Kara Adler • Nancy Apatov & Alan Beychok • Juli & Billy Bauman • Rabbi Peter & Karen Berg • Donna & Michael Coles • Stacey & David Fisher • Rebecca & Jonathan Ganz • Dr. Cary & Jody Goldstein • Rebecca Good • Rebecca & Jonathan Grant • Pearlann Horowitz • Sharon & Elliot Karp • Avery Kastin • Laurie & Michael Kogon • Debbie & Doug Kuniansky • Charlotte & Joel Marks • Rabbi Lydia Medwin • Dr. Steve Oppenheimer • Beth & Gregg Paradies • Ellen & Michael Plasker • Jenny & Mitch Reiner • Laura Schilling • Cathy Selig & Steve Kuranoff • Linda Selig • Linda & Mark Silberman • Marilyn & Mickey Steinberg • Lynne & Larry Stevens • Germaine & Bruce Weinstein • Jackie Weiss • Ava & Bob Wilensky • Helen & David Zalik

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RECIPIENT OF THE PRESTIGIOUS BILLI & BERNIE MARCUS VISIONARY AWARD

Sanford Orkin

 

Sanford Orkin was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He met his wife Barbara, when he was 15, and she was 13. They married in 1953 and were a beautiful and loving couple, as each was the other’s better half. Sadly, Barbara passed away in November 2019.

Sanford and Barbara both attended the University of Georgia. While still a student, and on his wedding day, he was drafted into the army. The young couple spent their first two years at Fort Jackson in SC. After that commitment, they returned to Atlanta, where Sanford joined the family business, Orkin Pest Control. After improving and growing the company, it was sold to Rollins, Inc. in 1964. Sanford then became a full time investor focusing on real estate and business. He served on numerous nonprofit and for profit boards throughout his life.

 

Sanford is committed to supporting the endeavors of UGA’s students, faculty, and staff including need based scholarships. He has provided extensive financial support to many Atlanta Jewish organizations including Ahavath Achim Synagogue, The Epstein School, The Weber School, and the Marcus Jewish Community Center, to name a few. In addition, he supports other institutions that foster the health and well-being of others including Piedmont Hospital and research for cancer and tropical diseases.

 

In December 2019, Sanford was humbled to receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from UGA, signifying one of his most proud moments in his 90 years. He continues to enjoy spending time with his devoted children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

2022 HILLEL HERO AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Teddy Lambert

Georgia Institute of Technology

more info

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Josh Pastner

Georgia Institute of Technology

more info

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Dr. Catherine Lewis

Kennesaw State University

more info

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Dr. Raymond Schinazi

Emory University

more info

FEATURING MUSICAL GUESTS

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Emory University's
Jewish A Cappella Group

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MASTER OF CEREMONIES

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Greg Bluestein

Political Reporter, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Greg Bluestein covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He joined the newspaper in June 2012 after spending seven years with the Atlanta bureau of The Associated Press, where he covered a range of beats that included politics and legal affairs. He also contributes to the AJC's Political Insider blog. He's a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and political science and lives with his wife and two daughters in Dunwoody.

Click here to read his work for the AJC.