Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2016 Pacesetter Event
Pacesetter Event Co-Chairs Jerry & Allison Sokol and
Jessie & Bernard Wolfson

Federation President and CEO Jacob Solomon,
General Campaign Chair Amy N. Dean and
Board Chair Robert G. Berrin

Nearly 500 of Miami’s most committed Jewish philanthropists came together on Thursday, December 17 for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2016 Pacesetter Event at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

The Pacesetter Event was co-chaired by Allison and Jerry Sokol and Jessie and Bernard Wolfson. Federation Board Chair Robert G. Berrin and General Campaign Chair Amy N. Dean spoke passionately about the important work of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. The Annual Federation/UJA Campaign provides funding to more than 100 social-service, humanitarian and educational agencies and programs in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries across the globe. This event also recognized members of Miami’s Jewish community who have created legacies through The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Create a Jewish Legacy initiative.

A highlight of the evening was a keynote address by David Gergen, Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership and a senior political analyst for CNN. Gergen has served as an adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties and authored a book about presidential leadership. He is a professor of public service at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Director of its Center for Public Leadership.

Federation gratefully acknowledges its Proud Business Partners for their financial support of the Pacesetter Event. Platinum sponsors: Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys at Law, The Collection, Greenberg Traurig, The Miami Herald and Wells Fargo. Gold sponsors: Akerman, City National Bank, Crystal & Company, Kaufman Rossin & Company, P.A., CPAs, Kent Security Services, Sapoznik Insurance & Associates, Inc., and South Florida Legal Guide. Silver sponsor: Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A., Bronze sponsors: Carlton Fields, The Florida Panthers, NFP The Meltzer Group and Sabadell United Bank. Pearl sponsor: PNC Bank.

To learn more about the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, please visit or call 305.576.4000.

Major Gifts Chair Jeffrey Scheck, Raquel Scheck, keynote speaker David Gergen and Michael Scheck, a Federation Past President

Federation Immediate Past Board Chair Brian Bilzin and Carolyn & Barry Baumel

Saby Behar, a Federation Past President, and
Joseph Kavana

David Serviansky, Jo Sumberg and
Foundation Chair Lily Serviansky

Scott & Michele Baena

Dr. Joel Sandberg, Dorothy Podhurst, Adele Sandberg
and Aaron Podhurst, a Federation Past President

Linda Schechter and Women’s Philanthropy President
Sheree Savar

Alan Kluger & Amy N. Dean

Mariita & George Feldenkreis

Michelle Ben-Aviv, Scott Wagner, Amanda Adler, Adam Lustig, Robert G. Berrin,
Shoshanah “Suzy” Wagner and Matan Ben-Aviv

Isaac K. Fisher and Nadine & Sidney Pertnoy

Daphna Bentata and Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair Sara Bejar

Susan & Jeffrey Feldman and Tom Lehman

Mort & Linda Kaplan and David Gergen

Belinda Gilbert, Alisa Oppenheim, Tracey Spiegelman and Elise Scheck Bonwitt, Immediate Past President of Women’s Philanthropy

Ann Bussel and John Bussel

David Rocker; Aaron Podhurst; Donnie Lefton, a Federation Past President; Hal Gaffin and Mel Drucker

Steven & Dr. Michele Scheck

Cindy & David Berger and David & Hannah Shear

Gloria Scharlin, Dolly Harris and Joan Getz

Marc Lehmann, Robert Diener and Jeremy Goldstein

Charles & Roz Stuzin

Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber

Paul Feinsilver, Arnaud Karsenti and Corey Feinsilver

Helene Berger and Terry & Paul Bachow

Patty & Noah Breakstone

Bruce & Diane Katzen and Robert Hertzberg

Michael Friedman, Nancy Green
and Carolynn Friedman